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I'm a winner....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Well even if my right leg's been hurting for three days after gym, I have to tell you I'm really feeling different this time.
I used to look at myself in the mirror and say ' you're ugly' 'you're fat' 'look at those fat rolls' and hated myself all the more.
Now I'm starting to say 'You're a winner' and 'that's amazing'....I guess changing the way you look at yourself is first step into a new you.
The one you'll spend your whole life with.
Anyway I don't want to be philosophical, I want to be practical.
I'll give you facts.
My best friend, the one I spend most of my free time with , has joined a gym.
This is a big victory, I've never preached to her but I think my change in attitude has been for her an example.
Second fact - I've been talking with my brother in law about weight loss & co.
He's been overweight for a while, but, after a serious illness, has completely changed his attitude to food and committed to a healthier lifestyle.
He swims every day for hours and he's feeling 'as good as a baby' - in his words.
So I have an ally also in the family.
A different attitude 'transpires'
Isn't it great??? emoticon

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LEOLO_1 3/15/2010 8:55PM

    yay! emoticon emoticon

I love this part:
"...changing the way you look at yourself is first step into a new you.
The one you'll spend your whole life with.
Anyway I don't want to be philosophical, I want to be practical. "

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/15/2010 6:33PM

    I love that you are inspiring people around you. You are an amazing light. Shine baby shine :)

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WALKINGANNIE 3/15/2010 5:46PM

    It's so good that you're seeing results for yourself AND influencing others around you. Congratulations!

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BRAVAH 3/15/2010 5:19PM

    You ARE a winner! And Amazing!

Keep up the great work.


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JILLWILSON2102 3/15/2010 1:17PM

    Marcyna - it is great! emoticon Leading by example gives a very quiet, strong, statement to your commitment to yourself. Others see the change in you and want to experience that for themselves. You are open to their inquiries and offer support, and they are empowered by you to shift their thinking to a different place. You go girl!! emoticon emoticon

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 3/15/2010 1:02PM

    Great news. Keep up the good work!

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JOHNTJ1 3/15/2010 10:56AM

    You were a winner the moment you were created, you're just getting around to realizing it. We could have a cake and ice cream to celebrate the new awareness you found but since we are all healthier people now (Thanks to each other!!!) we can settle for a few apples and a pitcher of ice water.

I am very happy for you. You are starting to see what the rest of us have seen all along...... the wonderful you!!!!



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GRAPEVINE60 3/15/2010 9:40AM

    Attitude is everything. Way to pass the "Spark" on to other people.

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SOKKERNUT 3/15/2010 9:34AM

    Yes indeed it is great! Keep it up! emoticon

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GLAMIT 3/15/2010 9:31AM

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MDTWEETY 3/15/2010 9:07AM

    That's wonderful! You are doing great! Keep up the good work. Attitude makes all the difference in the world!

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WALKNLOVE 3/15/2010 8:13AM

    Someone once said to write 3 affirmations about yourself on your bathroom mirror and say them about yourself 1st thing every morning....Things like I am beautiful inside & out, or I am getting skinnier everyday, or I have the mind of Christ, or whatever motivates you.Try it, it works! Soon, you will see that person in the mirror! And isn't it true that we believe what we tell ourselves more than we believe anything any one else says about us? There is power in being a positive thinker! You go girl!

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NIKKIG3 3/15/2010 8:04AM

    It really helps when the people around you are going in the same direction. emoticon It is great!

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    That is an amazing attitude. Keep up the great work and attitude. You can and will do this with that outlook! emoticon emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 3/15/2010 7:44AM

    Good attitude. You never know you is looking at you as an example, and it sounds like you are a great one. Keep up the good work. Lead by example. emoticon

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BRENDY_28 3/15/2010 7:43AM

    i love your winner attitude. stay positive and to motivate other people by letting them see the goo changes happening to you! keep it up!

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CMORISAK 3/15/2010 7:02AM

    Keep up the good amazing how a positive attitude can make a difference for everyone around you.

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DOROTHYBERO 3/15/2010 6:10AM

    I DO AGREE - a positive attitude makes a huge difference. Keep up the great work - you are rocking as a sparker!! emoticon

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GROEDER 3/15/2010 6:05AM

    Isn't it great to be a positive example for people? Your change in attitude will help others as well as yourself. I have found that seeing my effect on someone else also keeps my motivation high.
Good luck, and keep it going.

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You're worth it!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm reading so many of your blog posts and I get so much motivation, insight & inspiration.
All I can say is that you are all wonderful.
And it's all about change.
I used to think I would not change so much anymore in my life, but it wasn't true.
Two turns in the road, and I had to change almost everything about myself.
But I want to change for the better- I'm worth it.
I want to transform the way I look at myself - from hopeless to hopeful.
From loser to winner.
From low-potential to high -potential.
I know it's everyday battle and I know I can lose at times.
But I can tell you, I'm starting to tell myself 'You're worth it ' and I'm telling YOU as well!!! emoticon

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GRAPEVINE60 3/15/2010 12:21AM

    Yes we are all worth it, but it's always good to hear. Thanks for sharing.

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LHLADY517 3/15/2010 12:16AM

    You got that right.

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HICALGAL 3/14/2010 9:24PM

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ROX525 3/14/2010 5:22PM

    You are a sweetie. You are worth it and today is a brand new day.

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PRICKLY101 3/14/2010 2:09PM

    Thanks for this!

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JANNIEWANNIE 3/14/2010 11:37AM

    Thank you for this affirming blog. So often we don't think we are worth putting any effort into our dreams and aspirations, but that is such a lie. I am glad you are moving ahead on the journey of life with the truth about yourself. Yes, we are worth it and thank you for the reminder. Hugs from Janet in central Illinois.

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LSCHULER72 3/14/2010 11:09AM

    Yes, I AM worth it, thank you! And so are you! Thanks for the inspiring words today!

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PALEAN 3/14/2010 8:23AM

    So incredibly well written and inspiring. We are all worth it. EVERYONE has something to bring to this life. We have to believe that deep within...we are worth it! Thanks for the inspiration and great attitude. Great words to read when you start those thoughts of doubt! You are a light just through your words!

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GROEDER 3/14/2010 7:10AM

    You ARE worth it!!! We all are. Keep that positive attitude and make those changes one at a time, and soon you will be who you want to be.
Best of luck, and keep it going.

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Remember all the good things ....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Remember all the good thing I've done for you"

These are the words which have resonated in my head these days.

So I'm trying to put a few facts together.

I'm sure you can all remember :

When you received consolation after a long period of pain & anguish....

When you lost your job and soon found a new one....

When you broke up with a boy/girlfriend and then found the right person for you...

When life seemed void & empty and suddenly something new happened...

When you felt sad & lonely and then met a friend...

How was it for you?
How did you feel????
How this affects your life TODAY???????
Let's remember all the wonderful things He's done for us!!!

Praise to the Lord!!!!!!!
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GRAPEVINE60 3/13/2010 2:02PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I am thankful for the sunshine today. Thanks so much for sharing.

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SEXYCOCOA121 3/13/2010 11:27AM

    Awesome, I remember Lord and I'm so very thankful for all you have done for me and my family!

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ITSABOUTME2407 3/13/2010 11:25AM

    I confess it is easy for me to forget all my blessings ashamed to say that but its so true thanks 4 the reminder emoticonwishing u a great week end..trisha

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/13/2010 8:26AM

    Aww.. I LOVE this. It is best to be grateful for our amazing blessings.


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ANMAIREE 3/13/2010 4:20AM

    WOW!!! That was the words we sang to a song at choir rehearsal last night.

How could I forget what you've done for me?
How could I forget how you set me free?
How could I forget how you brought me out?

It's AMAZING how everything ties in together. Yes I can remember all those moments and I'm still experiencing those moments as we speak. I give Him thanks for how he brought me out and for all that he has already done.

I emoticon for posting such an emoticon blog

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I haven't been tracking...

Friday, March 12, 2010

I have to tell you the truth, I haven't been tracking food for a few days.
For a few days I've been stuck at work for 10, _/+2 hours a day and the level of stress's been equally high.
So I had to leave something out of my day and I chose to try not tracking food.
It was also an experiment.
Would I slip, if I wasn't able to track food AND under stress?
I admit I was a bit scared....I've been tracking for some months and I did not know what would happen....
Well I was amazed.
I've tried- in all cases - to keep my usual calories range (1,200 - 1,600) and, even if I skipped gym once, I never stopped walking and exercising on the other days.
Now I'm so happy to see results....
My initial enthusiasm has not faded and it has even turned into HABIT ACQUISITION.
Once you've turned an occasional act into a habit, it's ingrained in your life.
It won't go easily or fade away, it's a habit.
In these days, I've mainly done what I used to as I tracked food and I've never taken the occasion for eating junk food or for bingeing /starving ( my usual pattern).
Maybe this will seem easy to you, but I can tell you it's a HUGE ATTAINMENT for me!!!
I'm really happy and I thank SP for all, I have to tell you that my bikini's waiting for me, hope we'll spend holidays together as I had promised!!!!!
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46SHADOW 3/13/2010 9:12AM

    Yeah1 well done!

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ALESHABEE 3/13/2010 8:32AM

    emoticon girl...I'm not there yet...still have to track, lol.

Good for you emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 3/13/2010 8:28AM

    Awesome and amazing accomplishments!!! Cheers.

Keep up the good work.


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GINGER_LOSTALOT 3/12/2010 2:09PM

    I'm sorry to hear that your work has been so stressful. I hope it subsides soon.

I'm hopeful that - someday - I won't have to track everyday!

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JILLWILSON2102 3/12/2010 1:32PM

    Marcyna - I can truly appreciate the "occasional act turning into a habit" as the past two weeks have been experimental for me as well with the exercise in the mornings. Great job paying attention without tracking and even better that you had such a positive week with all the stress going on. emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend!!

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TRIPLE_EMME 3/12/2010 11:03AM


I'm so happy for you! This is a huge achievement.

I know how hard it is to continue living healthy in the face of stress -- and YOU DID IT!!!


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NEXTYEAR 3/12/2010 10:38AM

    emoticon Big congratulations on no binges under stress!

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IILAAD65 3/12/2010 9:52AM

    You know it's ingrained when you get up and choose what to eat - not logging it - but you've eaten the meals you've chosen for the day and KNOW it's in your calorie range.


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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 3/12/2010 8:24AM

    Hooray!! Good for you!! That is quite an accomplishment!

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JOHNTJ1 3/12/2010 7:29AM

    I hope you and your bikini have a good holiday emoticon

It never fails to amaze me how good, positive results are the strongest motivation we have for continuing to be successful.

I am glad you are having daily victories. It makes life so much nicer.



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RUNNER4LYFE 3/12/2010 6:24AM

    Ive done the same thing! Last few days I have still measured and chose healthy choices but didnt track . . . havent gained nor loss any weight ;o) Its a great feeling to know ur in control!

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LINDACHRISTIE 3/12/2010 4:33AM

    That is great. I soon fall by the wayside if I haven't tracked for a while.

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DWROBERGE 3/12/2010 3:58AM

    I find that tracking for me, is essential, even and especially when I am not losing weight. It keeps me focused.

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HICALGAL 3/12/2010 3:30AM

    congrats on attaining a new and healthy habit which is a huge accomplishment! U GO GIRLFRIEND!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLEBJO 3/12/2010 3:18AM

    That's so great! Go you!

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Life & 'E'...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I've been thinking about my role and each of your beautiful comment added something precious to this task.
But I could not find an easy way to express all this.
Anyway, all of a sudden the solution dawned on me.

It's all about life and it always starts with 'E':

Enjoying Life
Embracing Life
Empowering Life
Encouraging Life

It's so easy, and incredibly fascinating....

I'm sure you'll find a letter for you, too!!!!

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NEXTYEAR 3/11/2010 7:12PM

    Very beautiful picture! I love your conclusion with the letter e!

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KLEONIKI 3/11/2010 4:51PM

    Excellent photo dear friend!
i can see your point, now!
I hope i can have all the letters of the world and i hope i will honor them every moment together with my friends and loved ones.
Which, for me, means: live my life in full!
Kleoniki emoticon

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PRICKLY101 3/11/2010 2:13PM

    emoticon Like it!

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JILLWILSON2102 3/11/2010 2:01PM

    I want a letter!!!! Very cool idea and very wonderful way of expression.

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YAMINOKODOMO 3/11/2010 1:48PM

    GORGEOUS picture! Such a beautiful picture to portray what you feel inside.

And you are absolutely right. Hopefully I find a letter like you did :)

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