Wednesday Notes – August 29, 2012

by Caitlin on August 29, 2012

Post-It Phrase of the Day: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

We need YOUR notes! Post a note, take a picture, and e-mail your story to Caitlin at [email protected].  Each note goes up on the site for thousands of others to read and enjoy!

Dana found this note in her office bathroom:

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Aimee posted this note:

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Chelsea wrote, “I visit Operation Beautiful almost everyday just to renew my confidence and to remind myself that there really are people out there who think that appearances don’t matter. I’ve been comparing myself to the women in the media and it’s been my motivation to lose weight. Media’s basically in my face; the advertising seen almost everywhere with those women showing off their bodies. It’s up to the point where I had a corrupted view of myself because of that. I would go on a neverending cycle of crash diets to lose weight fast, give in to cravings, feel extremely guilty about what I ate, give up on diet, see another ad with a thin woman as a model, and then back to another crash diet. I was miserable. I found Operation Beautiful by chance and it’s changed my life, bit by bit. It’s even motivated me to lose weight at a healthy rate. I want to lose weight to get healthy, not to look like a model. It warms my heart every time I read a post it notes and it brightens up my morning. I’m just really thankful and blessed to have found something like Operation Beautiful that tries to encourage a positive body image for everyone.”

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Danielle and Jess found this note in their school bathroom:

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Danielle put this up in her school bathroom:

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Kayla posted this note:

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The new Operation Beautiful book is available for pre-order. Operation Beautiful: One Note at a Time is targeted to 8 – 14 year old girls and addresses topics like friendships, bullying, love, life, puberty, parents, finding a passion, and healthy living. If you’re older, check out the original Operation Beautiful book!

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