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Reflection on Mistakes (Chapter 1)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

In my 33 years of life I have made several mistakes as most people at any age have done. Although it is hard to admit to mistakes once they have been committed, I try my hardest to own up to them. Depending upon the situation my emotions run through different spectrum of the rainbow of emotion. Sometimes it is a mistake that keeps me motivated to a certain goal while at other times the mistake derails my progress. It all depends upon how I view the mistake that determines which path I will go down. As much as I try to let things not get to me they always do in some shape or form. Right now I am committed to my new path and with this commitment comes motivation.

A renewed commitment to myself.

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SHERRYWILSON 8/18/2012 10:24PM

    I'm a pretty positive person for the most part I'm just having the breaking the cycles for my meals and lunches all I want is higher Will power I'm always freezing now a days that doesn't help my mood I'm freezing plus tired all the time too. I want to improve my eating habits exercise and I Also lack energy I need lots of energy to get me through the day I'm sluggish all the time looking into what foods can build up my energy and stop my leg cramps in pretty sure i have poor circulation in my legs I want a knew mind set any suggestions to help change that

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TAZINITE 8/18/2012 7:50PM

    Commit to be positive about everything. It becomes 2nd nature. I learned this off my mom. One day my dad had a flat tire. It was hot on a gravel road. I said "Well at least the flat tire is on the shady part of the road." My dad said " you are so like your mother." lol

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A new day and a new journey

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The last few weeks have been a little rough. As of yesterday I have decided to charter new waters. Losing weight and keeping fit is just part of this new journey I am undertaking.

Goal 1 - 185lbs reward begin to skate
Goal 2 - 150lbs reward talk to a chaplain recruiter about the program
Goal 3 - 130lbs reward new outfit
Goal 4 - 115lbs reward something special maybe a trip

I will get obtain my end goal. See you all later.


The Journey of Redemption

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I have been thinking about the road taken to lose weight. I have taken this journey before and each time I have been very successful at keeping the weight off until something occurs that it i no longer possible to do this. It is not so much the losing of the weight but a reclaiming of my whole person. This is a journey of redemption.

Today I went walking with a friend and I talked to them about the twelve year curse. My friend said that the twelve year curse is not a curse at all instead it is a signal that I am ready for a change in my life. Thinking back each time the weight comes back there is a transformation in my life.The first time was associated with the change from childhood to adolescence and the second time was my journey from adolescence to adulthood. Now I am taking another step towards a change but I do not know exactly what it is yet. Each time I take this journey of change I take back my own identity which has roots culturally and spiritually. I am currently contemplating going into the military as a Chaplin because I feel a calling coming.

This is a journey of redemption because with each step towards growth I am becoming more and more aware of the person that has been left behind due to hardship, stress, and big life changes that I did not initiate as a part of my own personal journey but yet they occurred. Although this is a path that leads to reclaiming the whole individual but yet this is a path that when completed not only reveals the person left behind but a person that has grown from the experiences and obstacles along the way. The redemption is of our true selves.

Onward through the commitment to the Journey of Redemption

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GBAUM0432 7/12/2012 3:30PM

  Good Read

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The Twelve Year Curse

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Riding on the train this morning I was thinking about my thirteenth year curse of seeming to lock the ALL sets of Keys in the car. I have successfully done this since I was three, but today something interesting sprung into my mind. Every twelve years I gain A LOT of weight and every thirteenth year I lose it. I have done this for two decades and this is my third decade of doing this. When I lose the weight this time, I need to put into place stress management techniques that keep me from emotionally eating. How many of us do this same type of cycle. When do we decide to stop the cycle of abuse on our bodies and our lives.

To my second commitment to end the cycle and live life to the fullest.

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COURTNEYO5 7/12/2012 7:25AM

    I can totally relate to what you're saying. I've lost and gained for most of my life. I'm now 37 and I've decided this is it for me. I had a big weight loss about 70lbs. in 1998 and then I got pregnant and life happened and before I knew it, I was 252lbs. By far my heaviest. I tried to lose and did but gained it back. Diet pills--lost and gained. Even on SP which I've been on since April--I've lost and gained. I've lost 2lbs. though as of today. Emotional eating is something I too struggle with. I find that taking a walk, writing in a journal, or hopping on the computer help me to refocus. I also find that eating a protein snack like peanut butter crackers fills me up without making me feel overly full. Raw veggies are good or fruit. I'm sure you've heard that all before but it is true. I sautee veggies alot with pam spray instead of butter in the pan. You can do this! You just have to make up your mind that this is it for you. No more yo yo's. You will break your curse. Once you start to lose your new lifestyle will become second nature and you'll find yourself feeling so much better. For me, this is it. I have to do this. Best of luck to you and You Will Do This!! Keep me posted... emoticon

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DEANNAF2011 7/11/2012 11:36PM

  Good luck.

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Dedicated to a Commitment

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This week I have decided to commit to a new me once again. I successfully did this in 2003-2004 and kept weight off for 5 years. After living in a very stressful atmosphere for about 2 years I gained close to 80lbs. Today I bought a weight loss herbal pill system to help with curbing my appetite for the first few stages of my new commitment. Also, I have started to eat healthier and started taking moments to exercise in my everyday life. The next step is going to be dedicating myself to an actual exercise routine. My goal is to eventually be able to exercise 5 days a week. I want to start meditating again and doing some other activities to help reduce stress. Well this is it for today.

Ta Ta For Now

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DANCINGWILLOW87 7/10/2012 7:51PM

    Some of your goals sound similar to mine!
Every goal is achievable!

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