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Don't Quit

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!!!!!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 3/8/2010 12:45PM

    A found this circulating on fellow Sparks pages and they've freely shared with me. Everyone is welcome to access and be encouraged by the poem.

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ANGELFMABV 3/8/2010 5:17AM

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I love it! emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 3/7/2010 9:33PM

    I love this, would you mind if I print it and put it by the fridge at work (where I am most tempted to fudge!)?

Thank you for sharing your poem.


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THINKINNOW 3/7/2010 9:19PM

    Great post - Thanks

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Not 'literally' starving, but I was sure feeling like it..

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Mr. Right is at work today and he has the family van and my precious laptop. I'll be doing 'church' at home with the wee folk and not so wee folk (the eldest has officially outgrown me - bah humbug). Then I want to go for a ridiculously long walk in this fabulous +5C weather. Chores and homework are in there somewhere, but, I think that I can avoid them.
I feel so energetic!
This is fantastic! I made myself a delicious smoothie as 'Rip' did when I went down for my visit. I forgot the honey! Who forgets sugar? Crazy people...
So far today I'm not feeling as though I'm starving to death so. I have not been in the 'range' of caloric intake yet! It feels as though my tummy is adjusting.

Thanks for the encouragement ladies.
I'm liking the ideas for pampering, I mean rewards when I reach my goals. I think I'll do 5lb increments. I think this pasty white girl may be interested in a tan, pedometer, some work out vids (I hate trying to tackle the Wii tv and room to get space to work out), that brimmed hat (one that does not make me look like Kim Mitchell), I LOVE the makeup idea, NOW I'VE FOUND THE GROOVE....sandals, a new brown leather purse that match those sandals......
Good sign.

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ANGELFMABV 3/7/2010 6:51PM

    Great blog and ideas! I am glad to hear you are adjusting and getting energy. Since I started working out, I just can not seem to sit still! LOL emoticon

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RIPLEIGH_MICH 3/7/2010 2:26PM

    I knew you could think of stuff!

Have a good walk! Today is an Official Cheat Day because my family is going out for dinner for my parents' 40th anniversary. Chicken risotto here I come!

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LAURAKOHORST 3/7/2010 11:56AM

    emoticon you can do it.

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Weigh-in coming and rewards

Saturday, March 06, 2010

My first weigh-in is coming up and I really hope I have some encouraging results for the effort I've put in. I'm pretty sure I'm starving to death! I think I'll be motivated when I see a lower number. So far my skirts are fitting better. Even my boots take less effort to put on. Yay, me! My boobs are shrinking, as if! So, stuff is happening that's for sure.

I'm starting to think about ways I can reward myself for not going mad. But, I'm going to browse others sites for ideas cuz this is new territory for me. :)

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ANGELFMABV 3/7/2010 9:23AM

    Don't be nervous, you will do just fine! Have faith and you will prevail! Think positive and keep up the good work. Definitely do not starve yourself and eat healthy! emoticon

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RIPLEIGH_MICH 3/6/2010 10:29PM

    I hope you're not starving, LizzyLou! We want you to be healthy!

Some possible rewards: a kitchen scale, new measuring cups and spoons (for portion control!), a new scale for weighing yourself, hand weights, ankle weights, new exercise shoes, resistance bands, a pedometer, a hat with a brim (to keep the sun off when you walk your dog), a healthy cooking cookbook, books, new makeup, manicure, pedicure, a massage, a bottle for water, among others.

I bought myself a new cookbook today for meeting my 25% goal. Every ten pounds, I'm buying myself an issue of a graphic novel series that I love (Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" series). When I hit my 10% of my body weight loss, I'm going to get a pedicure.

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Take this anchor and .....

Friday, March 05, 2010

SHM (Sporadic Hemeplegic Migraine) has progressed to a more intense level of pain today. I'm having difficulty coping with the pain and the very aggravating, facial and limb numbness. I'm struggling to exercise any semblance of self-control. I just want to do what everybody does when they get hit with a cruel bout of aches and pains; just curl up in a ball and have an ice cream feast to reward myself for not going stark, raving loony!
I'm a little bitter today. It's easier being on the outside of others lives and seeing them in their storms and having a bit of a clue where their ship is taking them. It's a whole different mess when one is in it. I hate it. I'm having real difficulty allowing someone else to steer this boat. I don't care at his point....No, not true. I care a lot. Even though I 'feel' abandoned and rejected by my God, it's good to know 'feelings' do not equate 'facts'. There's a big picture out there and I'm not part of random chaos, but perfect purpose. He's still driving.
So, I'll quicken this here solo Pity Party and remind myself that God's not cruel, God is love. He doesn't waste suffering. He knows what tomorrow holds. He cares for me. As my cousin reminds me, "When the Lord brings me to it, he'll bring me through it." So as much as I want to stand here (sit here) and vehemently thrash my fists to the Creator of the Universe and tell him to crawl under a rock and take this SHM attack with Him, I'll instead grab hold of this anchor called, Hope and ride this one out (I'm learning to have a healthy respect for the One that allows me to breathe).

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ANGELFMABV 3/5/2010 6:49PM

    Amen! You will get through this! emoticon

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