• Iris

    posted on September 3, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    As always, your posts are inspiring! I’m working on learning how to live fully and not always wait for “someday.” Thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks, Iris. You made my day. I think that we are all working on it…I know that it’s a daily practice for me.

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  • Lauren

    posted on September 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Lovely post! I definitely understand living half-way, as I’ve done that a lot, especially when I was sick. Taking chances, and being willing to fail have been some of the best things for me. Thanks for reminding me about them, as I need them more than I realize.

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  • gfe--gluten free easily

    posted on September 3, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    These finding balance with food posts are so powerful, Amy. I love reading them. You share your message to help others and as you said, don’t need anyone to agree with you. I love that!

    Regarding taking chances and failing that Lauren mentioned, I always think of what was said about Edison, something like he failed thousands of times before he succeeded. And, then I also heard it put another way … he learned X number of ways how not to make the light bulb. ;-)

    I do think willpower is never enough if one has food intolerances though. The food that one is intolerant to must be removed from the diet before the person can make the other changes/progress.

    Thanks,
    Shirley

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  • Kim, The Food Allergy Coach

    posted on September 4, 2009 at 7:06 am

    I have recommended your blog, especially this series about your own personal struggles, to many people. We can all learn from what you are sharing. Thank you!

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    Amy Reply:

    Thank you so much, Kim. I appreciate your support and the recommendations.

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  • ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

    posted on September 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Hi Amy~ ~This is my first visit and I’m really enjoying myself. It’s inspiring to read your story. I really must try your cupcake recipe.
    Congrats on the Food Network appearance. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. Please stop by for a visit when you can.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on September 4, 2009 at 9:41 am

    Maybe your husband hasn’t written a book yet, but you might need to! :)

    Another wonderful post Amy. I see a lot of myself in these stories and struggles to become the person you are meant to be.

    I am coming down the home stretch of a very important part of that in my own life – figuring out what I am meant to do with my life, and taking all the mundane steps to allow that dream to come true. It has been an almost year long process…but it is the first time I have really gone for it, in all senses of the word, despite downfalls, struggles and pitfalls!!

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    Amy Reply:

    Jenn – I can completely relate to where you are. I am in the same place where I finally have no excuses and am going for what I really want in life. This morning I am going through one of those mundane phases where it’s just one foot in front of the other, doing the next right thing even if it’s boring and uneventful. And, yes, the struggles, failures, skinned knees along the way are obviously a necessary part of the process.

    I know that you will be a huge success!! I’m holding on to that for you.

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    Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen Reply:

    Thanks Amy! :) You rock!

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  • Tiffany S.

    posted on September 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Amy – Stopped by for the first time and so glad I did because this post made me almost cry. I know how you feel. Though I’m now in a place of peace with myself, there were so many years I watched others get ahead while I held myself back.

    Thanks for the courage to post your story. I look forward to reading the rest.

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    Amy Reply:

    I know…I was there for so long. It seems like we all have to go through a journey that is sometimes not so pretty but in the end we emerge stronger, deeper, better people.

    I’m so glad you found my blog and it resonated with you. :) Thank you for taking the time to share with me.

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  • The Old Hen Blog

    posted on September 5, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I am so sorry for my belated wishes but I wanted to be sure to say congratulations on being a Finest Foodies Friday blog!

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    Amy Reply:

    Thank you so much! Congrats to you as well. :)

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  • Angie

    posted on September 5, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Amy – thanks for sharing! What a beautiful inspiring story. I think so many of us have had issues with food – before I became obsessed with healthy eating I was obsessed with not eating. This world needs a lot of healing – I think that emotional/spiritual healing through self discovery and physical healing through eating healthy, whole-foods work well together. I look forward to reading your other posts. I’ve been out of the loop lately with no internet for 2 weeks. Hope all is well & have a great weekend!

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  • Clare

    posted on September 3, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Oh Amy you are amazing, there is so much wisdom in what you share, and it rings so true for me! Being a ‘people pleaser’ all my life and not having the courage to stand up for myself and trust myself to do what deep down I know is best for me, is what I need to do. I love ‘I dont need people to agree with me’ and ‘let go of the unattainable idea of perfection’ as it causes us to give up because its impossible to be perfect! And ‘food is not the answer, being the right person is’ WOW…Thankyou for helping me to ‘see’… God bless you!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Clare, I think that the right info comes our way at the right time…there was someone who helped me ‘see,’ too. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to pass what I’ve learned along. Hugs.

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