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SCARED: Struggling with fear

Monday, May 13, 2013

I believe I have the strength to do so much but I have been battling issues of fear for the past few months. I can feel the stifling grip of fear choking me and preventing me from doing what I want to do each day. I know I can succeed but I don't believe it enough. I am afraid to start, I am afraid to continue, I am afraid to fail - I am afraid to succeed. I have been reading so many success stories and it seems like there are so many steps missing. We all have breaking points - some more than others. But as i write this I feel the anguish that comes with trying only to fail. I am TIRED, Frustrated and Scared. If I continue to live like I am now I will never know my full potential.

So after reading stories of people who plucked up the courage to say no to themselves and get up and move I have come back to this forum. Sparkpeople - the hard way. No more quick fixes, just exercise and eating healthily. I pray God's strength to remind me that moderation is better than deprivation, obedience is better than sacrifice and we are all promised one day at a time and no more.

Here is to taking it one day at a time, one meal at a time and one step at a time.


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ELENITA10 6/3/2013 11:10PM

    I hear you. I have been on my weight loss journey since 2006 and while I have had some success, there are many bumps in the road. Just by coming here for motivation and a challenge shows you really want it. Good luck in your pursuits. I believe you have what it takes to overcome your fear of failure. Just remember one mistake is overcome by accepting it and moving on. Keep going. One day at a time.

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Starting the new year right

Friday, January 04, 2013

The journey to weight loss is not for the swift but for those who can endure daily (minutely) decisions which require a BIG NO to temptation and yes to healthly food choices and exercise.

The lesson I learnt from the past years ( and years) of dieting is that No matter how many times I say to myself I am ready and committed to lose the weight - the real test is how well i manage to deal with the little temptations. I know that the weight will come off if I follow the mathematical equation burn more than you take in. But the only way to do that is to find the courage to say No and Resist the lure to gobble up everything in sight.

There will always be setbacks on the journey but if you have not taken the first step is it fair to say that you have started? I dont think so. So this year I plan to start and take it one step at a time one day at a time.

I know within my spirit that I am strong enough to do this and I have more than enough resources to get me to where I need to be - 43lbs. No more quick fixes, no more last suppers till tomorrow's starvation diet. This year I plan to learn balance, work hard and enjoy every single ounce that I drop on the way to 174lbs.
On a Mission

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In the beginning... One day at a time

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Why haven't I done this before. I have been a member of SparkPeople for a long time now but I don't think i have used the resources available on the site like i should. I am ready to work hard to do what it takes to lose this 40lbs that i am saddling my body with.

My back is not happy with the extra weight and you would think that after two spine surgeries last year I would get it - my back and core needs to be strengthened. I need to be healthy.

I am trying to learn the lessons from my past and reaching to my future successes.

One day at a time, that is my motto. I have to understand what my body is feeling and choose to be healthy for me and my life. Here's to living out my dreams right now.

No turning back.

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MOMMY2MADILYN 11/24/2012 12:34PM

    Good for you!! It is so empowering to make the commitment to yourself and your future! You CAN do it!!

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CURTIOSITY 11/24/2012 12:20PM

    Greetings from Backs R Us - You are spot on re the core muscle strength imperative and one day at a time is a fine way to get strong, stay pain-free and keep that beautiful smile!

I started to type Bad Backs R Us... but it occurs to me that my back isn't bad at all - it just had to fill in for other parts of me and didn't take kindly to the extra load. Thank you for cranking my mind. % )

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BRENDA_G50 11/24/2012 12:07PM


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