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Challenge Blog for Thankful Bankful, Rootin for Ruby team

Sunday, November 22, 2009



Early this year I found a wonderful team.... Rootin for Ruby ! The welcome that I received from this team was just overwelming. We all have one thing in common in that we love the show Ruby ! Following her weight loss journey and her every day struggles and her triumphs over them has brought this team together with such a strong bonding.

Immediately upon joining I became one of them, a Ruby-Lite.

We have a great team with wonderful leaders, who take an interest in each and every Ruby-Lite. They are there when it's one of our birthdays, anniversaries or Spark Anniversaries.

They have the most interesting and creative challenges. The ones the run over a period of time brings everyone together, to help us to lose weight, support each other and to have fun in doing so.

At the moment we are having our Thankful Bankful Challenge, and it's letting us show our thanks every day.

I am truly thankful for the Rootin for Ruby team, all the Ruby-Lites, and of course all my Spark Teams and Spark Pals !

  
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JEAN524 11/23/2009 6:12PM

    I love the team and all the team members who have helped and supported me so much, but I'm afraid I have to admit that I don't watch Ruby because I can't from the UK. I too am very thankful to the team. emoticon

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SUNNY332 11/23/2009 7:37AM

    Awesome! I love Ruby and did not know there was a team.

Sunny

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HICALGAL 11/23/2009 7:07AM

    i am thankful that you are a Ruby-Lite. you have been a supportive and caring member of the team and that's what we're all about. ROCK ON RUBY-LITES!! emoticon emoticon

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BOUNCY2 11/22/2009 6:18PM

    Barbara great blog....we all have to find what we need....proud of y ou...girl..

Bouncy

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LOLAJO54 11/22/2009 6:15PM

    glad you found a team that gets you moving and a grooving..
sounds like a great team-enjoy
emoticon Jo

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PKSBELIEVEINME 11/22/2009 4:37PM

    I am glad to be a RubyLite with you too!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 11/22/2009 4:33PM

    I'm so thankful to be a Ruby Lite with you, Barbara! This is a wonderful team!

Go Ruby Lites!

Hugs,

LainieR>
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QTPI36 11/22/2009 3:35PM

    I'm so proud to be in a group like this! Everyone is so friendly.! Go Ruby-lite!
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Melisa

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RAINBOWMF 11/22/2009 3:28PM

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SPARKPIXIE 11/22/2009 3:21PM

    I am so thankful that you are a Ruby-Lite, I have loved getting to know you!

Great blog! emoticon

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HEALTHY-GG 11/22/2009 2:58PM

    Thank you for being a Ruby-Lite!!!

Ruby-Lite Love,GG


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LITTLE_QUEEN 11/22/2009 1:34PM

    We are a great team, and I will say it again, it is the ruby lites themselves that make the team so great, supporting, encouraging, and loving, thanks for being a ruby lite!

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My Sparks Journey, POA, how I did this week

Saturday, November 21, 2009



My Sparks journey has recently taken many stumbles and struggles this past year. A lot of stressful events have taken place and for an emotional eater this causes extra work to get through most days.

This week on Spark Power team we started a Back to Basics challenge and for extra points we had to write a Blog on how I did this week. Well I took a week off work to do some housecleaning and decorating, but the main focus was getting me back on track. Today was my weekly weigh-in and I can report a 3 lb loss.

POA - on the new BL winter challenge, Lime team, (yes I switched from my Lemons and have gone to a Lime) we have to write a blog on our POA.

- as always follow my program for Simply for Life
- get in at least 30 min. workout daily
- water intake 10 glasses daily
- watch portions

  
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CORINA-MOMOF4 11/25/2009 7:54PM

    WTG!!! I'm so proud of you :)

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YANKEE-CHICK 11/24/2009 4:19PM

    your loss is great. I like your plan because of the simplicity of it. Not easy...but straight forward. what you have planned is the heart of being healthy. It's perfect.
Peace~

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UP-4-A-CHANGE 11/23/2009 9:01AM

    emoticon3 pounds is great! great blog!

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LOOKING_UP 11/22/2009 7:49PM

    Hi Barbara! I'm one of your BL Lime sisters. I'm looking forward to gettint to know you this winter. Your POA looks positive and solid. Here's to you hitting all your goals!!

:-) Kelly

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SURENDERISNOTME 11/22/2009 5:38PM

    emoticon what a way to bounce back a 3 pound loss. All you needed was a little shove back to the basics.

Debbie

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RAINBOWMF 11/22/2009 3:30PM

    Yahoooooooo Barbara, I am so happy for you!

Hugs Mary

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CHRISJAKE 11/22/2009 11:24AM

    You know what you need to do and you're doing it again. Your weight loss last week proves that!!!

Now send some of that motivation my way!!!!! LOL

Congrats on getting back on track!!!

Chantelle

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DBELLE39 11/22/2009 8:35AM

    Way to go Barbara!!! I'm so proud of your efforts & the 3# loss. Keep up your momentum, you are doing fantastic.

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/22/2009 8:19AM

    It sounds like you have a great plan.

I'm proud of you for making the time to do what is Healthy!



I hope you have a emoticon Super emoticon Sunday.

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NOT_BIG_BONED 11/22/2009 12:46AM

    3 pounds?! Way to go!!!!

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KELLY_SS 11/21/2009 9:10PM

    Woo hoo!! congrats on losing another 3 lbs!
Great POA too!

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CRKRJAK 11/21/2009 9:09PM

    Way to go on that 3 pounds!! Great POA!!

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B-N-ME 11/21/2009 8:37PM

    CONGRATS Barbara!
Three pounds is awesome, maybe you should take weeks off more often so you have time to foucs on YOU!!!!

Great job! emoticon

Liz

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This is a long read, but an enjoyable one !

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This is a wonderful piece by Michael Gartner, editor of newspapers large and small and president of NBC News. In 1997, he won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. It is well worth reading, and a few good chuckles are guaranteed. Here goes...


My father never drove a car. Well, that's not quite right. I should say I never saw him drive a car.

He quit driving in 1927, when he was 25 years old, and the last car he drove was a 1926 Whippet.

"In those days," he told me when he was in his 90s, "to drive a car you had to do things with your hands, and do things with your feet, and look every which way, and I decided you could walk through life and enjoy it or drive through life and miss it."

At which point my mother, a sometimes salty Irishwoman, chimed in: "Oh, bull----!" she said. "He hit a horse."

"Well," my father said, "there was that, too."

So my brother and I grew up in a household without a car. The neighbors all had cars -- the Kollingses next door had a green 1941 Dodge, the VanLaninghams across the street a gray 1936 Plymouth, the Hopsons two doors down a black 1941 Ford -- but we had none.

My father, a newspaperman in Des Moines, would take the streetcar to work and, often as not, walk the 3 miles home. If he took the streetcar home, my mother and brother and I would walk the three blocks to the streetcar stop, meet him and walk home together.

My brother, David, was born in 1935, and I was born in 1938, and sometimes, at dinner, we'd ask how come all the neighbors had cars but we had none. "No one in the family drives," my mother would explain, and that was that.

But, sometimes, my father would say, "But as soon as one of you boys turns 16, we'll get one." It was as if he wasn't sure which one of us would turn 16 first.

But, sure enough, my brother turned 16 before I did, so in 1951 my parents bought a used 1950 Chevrolet from a friend who ran the parts department at a Chevy dealership downtown.

It was a four-door, white model, stick shift, fender skirts, loaded with everything, and, since my parents didn't drive, it more or less became my brother's car.

Having a car but not being able to drive didn't bother my father, but it didn't make sense to my mother.

So in 1952, when she was 43 years old, she asked a friend to teach her to drive. She learned in a nearby cemetery, the place where I learned to drive the following year and where, a generation later, I took my two sons to practice driving. The cemetery probably was my father's idea. "Who can your mother hurt in the cemetery?" I remember him saying more than once.

For the next 45 years or so, until she was 90, my mother was the driver in the family. Neither she nor my father had any sense of direction, but he loaded up on maps -- though they seldom left the city limits -- and appointed himself navigator. It seemed to work.

Still, they both continued to walk a lot. My mother was a devout Catholic, and my father an equally devout agnostic, an arrangement that didn't seem to bother either of them through their 75 years of marriage.

(Yes, 75 years, and they were deeply in love the entire time.)

He retired when he was 70, and nearly every morning for the next 20 years or so, he would walk with her the mile to St. Augustin's Church.
She would walk down and sit in the front pew, and he would wait in the back until he saw which of the parish's two priests was on duty that morning. If it was the pastor, my father then would go out and take a 2-mile walk, meeting my mother at the end of the service and walking her home.

If it was the assistant pastor, he'd take just a 1-mile walk and then head back to the church. He called the priests "Father Fast" and "Father Slow."

After he retired, my father almost always accompanied my mother whenever she drove anywhere, even if he had no reason to go along. If she were going to the beauty parlor, he'd sit in the car and read, or go take a stroll or, if it was summer, have her keep the engine running so he could listen to the Cubs game on the radio. In the evening, then, when I'd stop by, he'd explain: "The Cubs lost again. The millionaire on second base made a bad throw to the millionaire on first base, so the multimillionaire on third base scored."

If she were going to the grocery store, he would go along to carry the bags out -- and to make sure she loaded up on ice cream. As I said, he was always the navigator, and once, when he was 95 and she was 88 and still driving, he said to me, "Do you want to know the secret of a long life?"

"I guess so," I said, knowing it probably would be something bizarre.

"No left turns," he said.

"What?" I asked.

"No left turns," he repeated. "Several years ago, your mother and I read an article that said most accidents that old people are in happen when they turn left in front of oncoming traffic.

As you get older, your eyesight worsens, and you can lose your depth perception, it said. So your mother and I decided never again to make a left turn."

"What?" I said again.

"No left turns," he said. "Think about it. Three rights are the same as a left, and that's a lot safer. So we always make three rights."

"You're kidding!" I said, and I turned to my mother for support.
"No," she said, "your father is right. We make three rights. It works."
But then she added: "Except when your father loses count."

I was driving at the time, and I almost drove off the road as I started laughing.

"Loses count?" I asked.

"Yes," my father admitted, "that sometimes happens. But it's not a problem. You just make seven rights, and you're okay again."

I couldn't resist. "Do you ever go for 11?" I asked.

"No," he said " If we miss it at seven, we just come home and call it a bad day. Besides, nothing in life is so important it can't be put off another day or another week."
My mother was never in an accident, but one evening she handed me her car keys and said she had decided to quit driving. That was in 1999, when she was 90.

She lived four more years, until 2003. My father died the next year, at 102.

They both died in the bungalow they had moved into in 1937 and bought a few years later for $3,000. (Sixty years later, my brother and I paid $8,000 to have a shower put in the tiny bathroom -- the house had never had one. My father would have died then and there if he knew the shower cost nearly three times what he paid for the house.)

He continued to walk daily -- he had me get him a treadmill when he was 101 because he was afraid he'd fall on the icy sidewalks but wanted to keep exercising -- and he was of sound mind and sound body until the moment he died.

One September afternoon in 2004, he and my son went with me when I had to give a talk in a neighboring town, and it was clear to all three of us that he was wearing out, though we had the usual wide-ranging conversation about politics and newspapers and things in the news.

A few weeks earlier, he had told my son, "You know, Mike, the first hundred years are a lot easier than the second hundred." At one point in our drive that Saturday, he said, "You know, I'm probably not going to live much longer."

"You're probably right," I said.

"Why would you say that?" He countered, somewhat irritated.

"Because you're 102 years old," I said..

"Yes," he said, "you're right." He stayed in bed all the next day.

That night, I suggested to my son and daughter that we sit up with him through the night.

He appreciated it, he said, though at one point, apparently seeing us look gloomy, he said:
"I would like to make an announcement. No one in this room is dead yet"

An hour or so later, he spoke his last words:

"I want you to know," he said, clearly and lucidly, "that I am in no pain. I am very comfortable. And I have had as happy a life as anyone on this earth could ever have."

A short time later, he died.

I miss him a lot, and I think about him a lot. I've wondered now and then how it was that my family and I were so lucky that he lived so long.

I can't figure out if it was because he walked through life, or because he quit taking left turns. "

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.

So love the people who treat you right.

Forget about the one's who don't.

Believe everything happens for a reason.

If you get a chance,take it & if it changes your life, let it.

Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would

most likely be worth it."

ENJOY LIFE NOW - IT HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE!

  
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SHANSHE 12/28/2009 11:38PM

    LOVED this! Thanks!

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MAGNOLIA56 11/21/2009 9:57AM

    Hi Barb, I just read this blog and like the other comments, my great grandmother died at 92, she walked everywhere. My grandparents worked a farm until they were 80 years old and they lived to be 86 and 88... We are not doing it! We need to walk, exercise, and eat right. Amen.

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FLORIDASUN 11/18/2009 1:27PM

    Hi Barbara...thanks so much for sharing this beautiful story. I grew up in Des Moines and my most fav job in the whole world was working at the Des Moines Register and Tribune.

The name Michael Gartner was very familiar to me. He was considered a very wonderful humble man and was the publisher for our newspaper.

I relate so well to the walking part of this story as my mother also walked EVERY WHERE..my dad never really trusted her to drive after she got into a crazy car vs semi incident where the semi driver was making a turn on a yellow light...my mom was bound and determined to get through that light because she stubbornly thought she had the right of way. I suffered the consequences as a little 6 year old in the front seat long before seat belts were even heard of. I hurled through the windshield and suffered through the next year with big ugly silver caps on my two front teeth...gish..talk about a tough row to hoe!

Anyhow long story short, my mom walked everywhere and I'm convinced that she lived well into her late 80's with no medications, and no health problems because of her lifestyle. Healthy eats out of our garden, no restaurant food (or very, very little) and walking...lots and lots of walking!

Thanks again...I loved this story and am touched to hear about this great man and his son...and more of a back ground for the very large newspaper company I worked at! emoticon emoticon

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ORANGE_MAMA 11/18/2009 1:22PM

    Thanks for sharing your dad w/ us. My dad had restaurants, and worked till he was 75. His customers, many of which were younger commented on his youthfulness, and he attributed it to his "running" the restaurant. When u own the restaurant, u r jack of all trades, maitre dee, bartender, waiter, bus boy, whatever it takes to make the customers happy. Unlike me, who is always looking for the closest parking spot. emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 11/18/2009 9:09AM

    I'm glad everyone is enjoying this, that's why when I read it I had to share with all of you.

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LIVE_TO_LOVE 11/18/2009 8:36AM

    I laughed ~ I cried....it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing it! :)

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CANDYHEART 11/17/2009 8:48PM

    That was awesome--thanks for sharing! Good luck on your continued journey. Carolyn

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MYSONG 11/17/2009 8:10PM

    Oh Barb, thank you thank you. Puts it all in perspective doesn't it. My father was much like that man.

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RAINBOWMF 11/17/2009 5:54PM

    emoticon this was so good.
Left turns for me! LOL!!

Thanks for sharing Barbara.

Mary emoticon

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JEAN524 11/17/2009 5:32PM

    Thank you for sharing that story with us. It was very moving and also very thought provoking. Your parents sound like wonderful people. emoticon

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LOLAJO54 11/17/2009 5:08PM

    I'm crying!!!!
thanks Barb this was beautiful..
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TRAVELNISTA 11/17/2009 11:32AM

    Even though the ending was sad I enjoyed the story. I did not want it to end. emoticon

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BEBRENDA 11/17/2009 11:26AM

    Barbara, emoticonThat was an enjoyable read! Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 11/17/2009 10:05AM

    Wonderful read!!!!

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FLMOMX2 11/17/2009 10:01AM

    I'm all for left turns. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THE_JULES1 11/17/2009 9:39AM

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GEMGODDESS 11/17/2009 8:42AM

    Nice thing to wake up to. emoticon

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So far, here's what I found !

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Just as dieters can create a list of why they want and need to lose weight, most people can match it with a Christmas list worth of reasons NOT to lose weight.

While your reasons to lose weight may be to have more energy, to lower your cholesterol, to get off of certain medications for conditions related to obesity, to keep up with your kids, to be a better partner, to increase your self-esteem, and to fit into smaller jeans, the reasons not to lose weight may not be as obvious at first. Self-sabotage is common among diets. Fear of losing weight prevents dieters from reaching their weight loss goals.

Self-sabotage occurs on a subconscious level. “No matter how motivated you think you are, none of your reasons for losing weight will work for you if the subconscious reasons for keeping the weight are stronger,” (Jordan, 11). Shed light on your reasons for staying fat by analyzing and challenging your excuses for validity. Find out why you are standing in the way of getting what you want so badly.

Methods of Self-Sabotage
•Telling yourself that dieting is too hard and you aren’t disciplined enough to follow through.
•Worrying how you’ll be accepted at your goal weight.
•Letting fear of life without the fat barrier get the best of you.
•Being afraid of how you’ll respond when people show they are attracted to you.
•Fear of losing yourself to the new, slim verson of you.
•Fear of failure and fear of success.
•Wish not to deal with jealous friends.
•Fear of having excess hanging skin after you lose a lot of weight.
•You won’t be able to use fat as an excuse to stay on the sidelines of life anymore.
•You think people will have higher expectation of you after you lose weight.
•You are unhappy and feel undeserving of success.
Dieters often find success on a weight loss plan for a short time before they reach a plateau or come across a trigger that causes them to get off track. What they don’t realize is that giving in to junk food cravings, skipping their exercise routine, or reverting to old eating habits is your subconscious controlling your brain and your weight loss, or lack of.

Find your personal payoff for being fat to learn the reasons you overeat and sabotage your own effort of losing weight. Create a plan to control emotions so you won’t make excuses not to lose weight and cause self-sabotage.

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I copied the above from an article I found while googling "Fear of Success- weight loss"

Some really interesting things here, so decided to copy them and post them here so I can look further into these.

There were a few things that stood out for me, how about you?

so I will continue to work towards finding the answer, then start moving in a forward direction with my journey towards my goals.



  
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TERESAM1 11/14/2009 8:35PM

    sounds like you are talking about me.........again. great article. glad you posted it. that 60 pounds lost looks maaaaahvelous on you

hugs

teresa

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KRZYKAT3 11/12/2009 12:19PM

    Barb - Since you did the last post on fear of succeess, and I read up some, I am finding a renewed energy source. I am writing down reasons I have to succeed instead of "why didn't I do it?"

I am on the path of I WILL not I can, I could, I ought to. This helps to fuel my inspiration to I WILL!

HUGS Jann

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TXLIZWOLF 11/11/2009 6:55PM

    That was very interesting. It guided me through a thought process that I needed to get re-motivated.

I found that I have no reason to be apprehenive about losing weight. I should charge full steam ahead.

Thanks!

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DEVA21 11/9/2009 10:40PM

    There is really only one reason that I fear getting smaller and I have for the first time recently contemplated seeing a counselor about it. Looking at the payoff we get from being the size we are is really important... thank you for brining this topic up. I am interested in know what you talk with your weight loss consultant about, is he/she a therapist?

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KPACE7 11/9/2009 8:23PM

    I always enjoy your blogs. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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HADLEY456 11/9/2009 2:18PM

    Words from the Wise. You may not have written it but I could hear you telling me those things..... emoticon

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UP-4-A-CHANGE 11/9/2009 8:44AM

    emoticonfor sharing this

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ASRMOM 11/8/2009 10:20PM

    Wow, this is good! Thanks for sharing it. I'm really struggling with being honest with myself, especially on here. Again, thanks!! emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 11/8/2009 8:07PM

    Barbara thank you for sharing this with us. I have to admit I relate to a couple of points, which I didn't think I would.

Thank you for sharing this and helping so many people!!! You're still an inspiration!!!

HUGS

C
hantelle

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DBELLE39 11/8/2009 7:58PM

    Great blog, thanks for sharing.

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LOLAJO54 11/8/2009 6:34PM

    good research Barb... lots of interesting points.
I think this will always be a journey of will and wit..
thanks for the food for thought...
I know you will find your reasons and your path with one foot in front of the other -- go forward.

thanks
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WILDMAMA 11/8/2009 6:16PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing this.

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RAINBOWMF 11/8/2009 6:04PM

   
Mary

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MOTHER-NATURE 11/8/2009 5:51PM

    Barbara as always this is another great blog and lots of "Food For Thought " thanks for sharing this emoticon emoticon

Niki

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YAFENELRA 11/8/2009 5:48PM

    Those are all great. I think sometimes I liked to hide behind my fat as it kept me in a familiar place.

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BOUNCY2 11/8/2009 5:41PM

    Barbara thanks for sharing!yep Where o where have we seen and heard that before!! How is that working for you? Thanks again for sharing .....I really enjoyed reading the article....

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NESSY759 11/8/2009 5:36PM

    Great blog Barbara thanks for sharing there are things that definatley stand out for me .

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MYSONG 11/8/2009 3:51PM

    "Find your personal pay-off" Now where have I heard that before? Thanks for your research Barb.

How Bad Do We Want It? Enough to overcome our fear of success? Let's pull out all the stops and go for it!

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-LORI-B 11/8/2009 3:49PM

    geee Its Sunday. I had no intentions of thinking today!! THANKS for the postng tho. HUGS

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NORMA/MAC 11/8/2009 3:18PM

    great lots to think of there? maybe that is me? norma

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CORINA-MOMOF4 11/8/2009 3:13PM

    Great blog!!

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"Fear of Success"

Friday, November 06, 2009

I was in visiting my weight consultant a day earlier than normal and also late in the day as opposed to my 9am appts.

First thing I told her was.... I'm a new me ! I have my head back on straight, and I've had a wonderful week. I am believing and visualizing that I can reach my goals. I might not reach them as fast as I intended but they will be reached one of these days.

We talked about the obstacles that I allowed to stop my progress and she commended me for working at finding them and now breaking them down.

There was a Sparker who posted on my previous blog and when I first read it I thought, this is someone that doesn't even know me and is telling me this, then I kept going back and reading what she wrote and finally it did sink in "fear of success" .

I e-mailed my weight consultant earlier in the week and told her "here's something to ponder on...."fear of success" and when I see you Friday afternoon we'll discuss it.

She told me she googled it "fear of success" and she told me it was the most fascinating/interesting reading she's done in a long time. So my homework this week is to do the same, I'm to google this word and then follow the different paths and read what pertains to me.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to post on my blogs, I do read them and listen to them.

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SHANSHE 12/28/2009 11:24PM

    Here I am, catching up on your blogs and this one is really thought provoking! Thanks!
Shan

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DEVA21 11/9/2009 10:34PM

    Wow, your post really has me pondering this question, could I have a fear of success?? I would love to know more about your weight consultant and how their support works for you. I know you comments and support has been very helpful for me. Keep up the great work!!

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RAINBOWMF 11/8/2009 5:50PM

    Mmmm wonder where my comment went? Maybe it got deleted or some silly woman wrote it and forgot to post it. LOL!!!!

Hahaha I found it on page two!! Told you I was an old silly woman!

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NOW2DAY 11/8/2009 9:11AM

    I agree. Change is something that scares most people. I think it also could be a fear of failure because if you succeed, will you be able to stand up to all your expectations. Will you be mentally ready for the change your body will make when you succeed. emoticon



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KRZYKAT3 11/8/2009 1:30AM

    I think google is oging to have fear overload! LOL

I might suggest ob Harper's book Are you ready? as well. It gelps you decide what path you are on and where! I need to do soem writing on it myself tomorrow!

Good growth and insight, thanks for sharing!

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UP-4-A-CHANGE 11/7/2009 4:10PM

    Good job hope you are having a good weekend!

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NORMA/MAC 11/7/2009 9:28AM

    way to go barb and on going success to you

wish l could see the light and get moving lol

norma

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BANANIE41 11/7/2009 7:41AM

    Yeah Nancy!!!

Great blog and oh so true!

Annie

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MYSONG 11/7/2009 7:19AM

    Like the others I know what I will be googling soon. Thanks Barb for once again sharing your journey to the betterment of others. You are a jewel.

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DBELLE39 11/6/2009 9:44PM

    Way to go for renewing your vision to reach your goal Barbara. Just think, fear of success will someday be a thing of the past for you when you reach the victory line ---& reach it you will!

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QUEENANNE1953 11/6/2009 9:19PM

    ...good stuff. Thanks for sharing Barb. Now just go ahead .. and do it ..tee hee

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YAFENELRA 11/6/2009 9:01PM

    A fear we all may have now and then!!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 11/6/2009 8:29PM

    great blog!! Here's to a wonderful week for you :)

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RAINBOWMF 11/6/2009 8:04PM

    MMMMMmmmmm so maybe I have a fear of success?
I guess we have some googling to do?

You didn't say how you made out at weigh in?

Love U I know you will succeed.

Luv Mary

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BEBRENDA 11/6/2009 7:50PM

    Barbara, I think that "fear of success" is a very real thing. It is great that you have discovered what is holding you back. I will be interested in knowing what you find out when you google "fear of success." Have a great weekend! Take care! :) Bren emoticon emoticon

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CHRISJAKE 11/6/2009 7:45PM

    Good work for figuring out what you were doing wrong and what you needed to change. You're an inspiration to SO many people!!

WOOO HOOOO for getting back on track!!!

Chantelle

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 11/6/2009 7:41PM

    It's an interesting concept! Took me a while to wrap my head around it.

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YOOVIE 11/6/2009 7:39PM

    ooooooo now I wanna go google it!

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