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Moving On!

Monday, December 28, 2009

A LOT of us struggled through the holidays. I hadn't been doing so well either but the day after Christmas I picked myself up and got back into the game. I refuse to give in to defeat and so should you. I've started back over with Fast Break Stage 1 and feel really good about it. I'm choosing to take my weight loss a little slower than before because I got loss somewhere and forgot this is about changing MY lifestyle NOT dieting. I believe that's the reason why so many of us fail. We tend to forget about ONE day, ONE step, and ONE pound at a time. We expect too much too fast. Anyway, I have to do what's best for SELF and hope that I can continue to be a encouragement and uplift others as I go forward on this journey. Yesterday is GONE, learn from it and MOVE ON! Today is a NEW day! Start here emoticon YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Being accountable to somebody doesn't hurt. It don't have to be everybody but find ONE person you can tell your STUFF to, it helps. The day after Christmas, I got on the scale and it read 235 but I didn't let it control how I felt. I got back on the wagon believing that I CAN and WILL do it! Positivity works! Today I got on the scale and I'm 233.0 and I'm just as proud of that as I am of drinking my water daily and cutting back on the junk. It's ALL good! emoticon emoticon

Have a Sparkling day!
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TRAVELNISTA 12/28/2009 7:04PM

    Great idea. I think that most breeze through the stages. Spark wanted me to go to Stage 3 months ago but I decided very happily to stay at Stage 2.

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DARA52 12/28/2009 11:36AM

    Thanks, Bre. I too need to restart. I am just not losing at all. Not gaining but... you are right. We can do this and one step at a time is one step further towards our good health and life! Hugs to you. Dara

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BARBARAROSE54 12/28/2009 11:35AM

    emoticon good for you on changing your lifestyle. Good blog Sabrina !

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DJS-DEBBIE 12/28/2009 11:30AM

    Great blog, Sabrina! You are very inspiring!
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Finding my way back.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The last couple of days has been good. It hasn't been a struggle to do, what I know, I need to do. I even got through last night without eating and that's BIG for me. When it felt like total defeat, I'm proud of Self for sticking and staying NO MATTER WHAT. I thank God for this community because there's MUCH love and support here. Thank you ALL for the kind words of encouragement as I went through my struggle. It was truly heartfelt and appreciated. May God bless each & every one of you!
Hugs~Sabrina

  
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BARBARAROSE54 12/27/2009 9:20PM

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SIANAN74 12/27/2009 7:47PM

    Way to go!
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Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”— Agnes M. Pharo

May your day be merry and bright!
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IMREADY77 12/25/2009 12:18PM

    Merry Christmas! emoticon

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Still Struggling.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Status: Still fighting to survive.

I refuse to give up on me. I haven't been around much because of the way I've been feeling. I know that keeping stuff in can be dangerous so I've decided to say out loud, I've gained 5 pounds. God knows I'm fighting with everything, to live. At the end of the day I'm finding myself(I think), no better than the day before. Night time eating is at a all time high. It's almost as though something in me has broken. The spark, is gone. Today I got up just like I've been doing for the past couple of weeks, starting over again because I know I can do this and I'm trusting God to give me those things I stand in need of. I know He listens and respond but I MUST be patient and wait on the Lord.

Have a great day!
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JUSTWANTTOLOOSE 12/25/2009 2:18AM

    Sabrina, Keep tracking and hang in there. Your spark will be strong once again! emoticon

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TRINI_TEACH 12/24/2009 10:24PM

    It's good that you are monitoring yourself. Don't give up! You have done a phenomenal job!

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BARBARAROSE54 12/24/2009 10:18PM

    It's the time of the festive season, just hang in there and once the New Year starts you will too !

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SIANAN74 12/24/2009 12:11PM

    It's the holidays hun! There's not just tons of naughty food but loads of stress/emotional roller coasters! Don't be hard on yourself... just 24 hours and everything will be back to normal.

The spark is not gone, it has just dimmed a little. With patience and faith, nurture the flame within and you will find the spark is stronger than before.

Merry Christmas!
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Daily Meditation.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Living Life Fully

Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people,
and to remember what other people have done for you. . .
to remember the weakness and loneliness of people who are
growing old. . . Are you willing to believe that love is the
strongest thing in the world. . . stronger than hate, stronger
than evil, stronger than death. . . Then you can keep
Christmas! But you can never keep it alone.-Henry van Dyke

Today's Meditation:

Henry makes us stop and think here--after all, Christmas is a holiday for us all, isn't it? And is he saying that there are conditions to keeping Christmas, that we can't expect to be able to do so until we meet certain criteria? And can he possibly be right?

I believe that the answer to this question depends upon how we see the holiday and what we see as "keeping Christmas." If we see Christmas as a commercial holiday that's about buying and getting gifts, listening to Christmas songs, and decking the halls with boughs of holly, then there really can be no conditions upon the keeping of Christmas.

But if we see the holiday as a holy day, if we take it to symbolize the coming of love to our planet, the coming of one of the most important people to walk the planet, who taught and modeled love and compassion and our own amazing potential, then there must be more to keeping the holiday in our hearts and spirits than simply participating in the festivities. There must be more to the spirit of the season than gifts and carols and decorations.

And if there is more to it, then we must acknowledge that the heart of the season is love. And if we're to keep the season well, then we must be loving human beings, kind and compassionate people who see more to the world than its trappings. We must believe in the inherent goodness of the people we meet and see, and we must walk and act in the spirit of love all the time.

Yes, there is more to "keeping" Christmas than simply taking part in the festivities. That's because Christmas is so much more than "just" a holiday. The question is, do we treat it as such?

Questions to consider:

How do you "keep" Christmas?

How has Christmas become so incredibly commercialized? Have we "allowed" this to happen, or was it inevitable? Is it necessarily bad?

What does Christmas have to do with love?

For further thought:

Best of all, Christmas means a spirit of love, a time when the love of God and the love of our fellow people should prevail over all hatred and bitterness, a time when our thoughts and deeds and the spirit of our lives manifest the presence of God.-George F. McDougall

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TRAVELNISTA 12/24/2009 8:18AM

    I really hate the commercialization of Christmas. I think I get more infuriated as each year passes. It seems they start merchandising Christmas earlier and earlier every year.

May you have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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