Steven Robertson 2 - Robertson 1 Steven Robertson Marivel Gonzales-Hernandez English 1301 709 17 February 2013 A New Improved Life Many of us are told

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Robertson 1 Steven Robertson Marivel Gonzales-Hernandez English 1301. 709 17 February 2013 A New Improved Life Many of us are told as kids that we can do anything if we work hard, and now I have finally grasped that statement. My entire life I was told to work hard and there would be great rewards, but it was not until later that I absorbed this perception. I have been blessed with incredible people in my life as well as countless life learning experiences. I simply cannot deny that this achievement took many years and several obstacles to overcome. I find it to be rather humbling that our decisions shape our lives. However, learning the power I hold as an individual will always be something I value greatly. Similar to several other young individuals, when I was sixteen I did not know very much about myself. What I did know was that I was overweight, unhealthy, and unhappy. Like most teenagers I blamed the majority of my problems on everyone but myself. I was two hundred sixty pounds, and growing if I did not modify my lifestyle

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