I changed the title of this thread so that it might help others to avoid running into the same trouble you had.
You introduce two very important themes:
1. Don't just post your work to an online forum and expect that others will take care of it for you. Save it to your own computer, too!
2. Follow the rules at EF so that this online community can develop the way it is intended to develop.
I hope a lot of people read this thread so that it will help others to know that "Northwestern Statement... Critiques?"is not a descriptive enough thread title.
I'm really sorry about your lost progress. Nothing is worse than working hard on a piece of writing and then losing it...