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motivation or determination

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I have been browsing SP success stories, seeking that little push, ray of hope, spark to get my engine revving (yet again)
So I came across many amazing, phenomenal people with great messages of encouragement and positivity.
One such message struck me! The poster explained the difference between motivation and determination quite effectively and I realized that I got motivated easily but to stick till the end, hang in there, finish the job, pick myself up when I fall needs determination, which is what I lack and key to success.
On one of the TED talks, a swimmer who swam in freezing waters, in the North Pole, said that in his mind he had accomplished this feat hundreds of times before he actually got going. Im going to be using this same strategy to see myself through this task. And hopefully will stay determined.

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STITCHINGNAN 2/27/2014 3:03AM

    Thought provoking blog , I call myself determined but now can see it's short term with me, I wish you success , it's not luck it's preparation, and determination needed

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another year , another shot at getting to my goal

Friday, February 21, 2014

It's been a while I'v been off SP.
Lot has changed , moving (back to my hometown) new job, new school for kids, oldest one leaving the nest ( for uni) lot of adjustments.
But, life is good. I'm happy, settled and was missing SP and the wonderful , inspiring Sparkers. So I'm hitting the road again, not putting myself down for taking one step forward and two (actually quite a few) steps back. That's the challenge thrown at me so I accept it with good grace and will do my best.

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-DAVE- 2/21/2014 12:54PM

    GIve yourself a pat on the back for returning and realizing behavior changes....

You're dong great!!!

Dave emoticon

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Can't wait for the summer break!

Monday, May 28, 2012

I fly out end June and hoping to lose some more weight by then. So much to look forward to...the surprised looks on everyone's faces when they see me back to my good old size (had ballooned in the past 3 yrs)...I'm almost there, actually halfway there but that's my way of bucking myself up!
Receiving nice (sincere) compliments, dressing up , feeling fit and beautiful, not hiding in my shell and avoiding people etc etc wow what a gift this is and I can never forget how tough it was to get started, to hang in there, its better now into my 9th week .
I also want to think about maintaining once I reach my goal weight, I don't think I'd be able to take it if I start gaining it back.
I still get cravings, binge attacks and I eat (when I do give in ) like it's my last meal on earth but on the plus side I managed to put it behind me swiftly and get on my program asap. That has helped me to stick around and drop the kilos.

So until my next blog, I hope to keep up the good work. emoticon

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NEVERMIND2010 5/28/2012 10:47PM

    You are doing so well! Good for you!

I'm looking forward to getting away, too.

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Goal 2 reached,so excited!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Well I'm excited and dazed all at the same time, can't believe I'v done this!
My clothes are loosening up a bit, I'm getting nice compliments and I feel so good.
So half way done and the last half to go through.

All the best!


Achieving my first Goal!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hi All,

Just wanted to share my happiness on getting to goal #1, that's 5 kg down.Its been a long long time since I was here.I'd been circling round and round b/w 80-83 kg for ages and was tired and exhausted.So happy to get the ball rolling finally. Here's to great success ahead,


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NEVERMIND2010 4/14/2012 12:41PM

    Way to go! I know you must feel fantastic!

I was thinking about you the other day. Sorry I haven't been keeping in touch. You know how things get crazy sometimes.

How's work? How is/was Couch to 5K? I just "ran" today for the first time in weeks. Not good. :(

Hope you and your family are all well!

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KOMAILEY1 4/14/2012 8:55AM

    Just wanted to say congrats! It's always nice to get the ball rolling with accomplishments! Great job; keep up the good work!

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