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revelation!??!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

this was on a team thread today:
it's "i'm a winner wednesday"! take a few seconds to remind yourself of some things you've done well and say "i am a winner!"

my reply:
i'm a winner simply because i haven't quit working at this. i may lag a little (or a lot) behind the crowd at times, but i'm still there. that's why my tracker icon is a turtle among runners. my journey is much slower than most, but i'm still traveling, at my own pace, in (mostly) forward motion. i am a winner because, AT LAST, i am not a quitter!!

i've thought about that today because it's so true and i hadn't really thought about it before. i am not a quitter, a giver-upper, an "i can't" thinker any more. i started here because of a need to find a way to become physically stronger in order to keep up with the demands of my life. i knew i had to keep it simple to avoid the same pattern my past efforts had followed -- excessive exercise + restrictive diet = burnout in a few days = quitting altogether in a few weeks. so i started with two simple things to do every day: eat better and move more. that's it. that was my "plan" 468 sparkdays ago and it is still my "plan" every day. i haven't made any changes that i can't stick to for the rest of my days. i didn't give up any foods that i love. i haven't spent hours at the gym or spent a lot of money. that was the key for me. small changes over time will yield great results. i no longer worry about my ability to do what i need to do. i am stronger in every way and i'm not a quitter any more.
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SHER2BE8 11/19/2009 3:36PM

    I only lost 11 pounds in 8 months as well, you have the right attitude, as long as we are not gaining and we are loosing, we are winners emoticon emoticon

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TOBSKINNY3 7/9/2009 12:15PM

    WOOHOO!!!! You got it, and it is contagious!!!!

Go Red !!!!

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TOBSKINNY3 7/9/2009 12:15PM

    WOOHOO!!!! You got it, and it is contagious!!!!

Go Red !!!!

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TOBSKINNY3 7/9/2009 12:15PM

    WOOHOO!!!! You got it, and it is contagious!!!!

Go Red !!!!

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TOBSKINNY3 7/9/2009 12:14PM

    WOOHOO!!!! You got it, and it is contagious!!!!

Go Red !!!!

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FAMILYTRADITION 7/6/2009 9:29PM

    I'm really proud of you for your recent self-discoveries! I'm sure it was a huge lift for you that moment that it 'hit' you. Two thumbs up!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 6/16/2009 4:35PM

    emoticon emoticon You are awesome!

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ADUFRAIN 6/15/2009 9:06AM

    You have a great attitude about this, it isn't a "diet" it IS a lifestyle change. And the key to losing weight is to just make small changes here and there, nothing drastic that you can't or won't stick with but small things that you can always do.
You've done GREAT on your weight loss!! I know your positive attitude helps alot with that!!! Doesn't it feel great to no longer be a giver upper?? !!! Keep up the great work!!!
Angie

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KATRINIA17 6/11/2009 7:45PM

    YO ROCKY!

THAT'S HOW WINNING IS DONE!

I knew from day one that you would be around with me for a long time. Keep on keeping on because me and you, together we are going places!

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF I WIN THIS FIGHT CAUSE ALL I WANT TO DO IS GO THE DISTANCE!

And we will!

Hugs-Kat

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