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The Success Story!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

We are all capable of being "The Success Story".

This is a one day at a time program, but if you do the SparkPeople Program Steps, it really does work. I am terribly average, it's the SP program that is extraordinary.

You CAN do this! SparkPeople works!!

You will have "bad" days too. It happens. Life happens and sometimes we eat when life gets in the way. Do not despair. Allow yourself the "wallow" time when it is needed and just get back on track as soon as you are able. Never ever give up on yourself. I too have days like this when I wallow in food. The trick is not to beat myself up over it and to just get back to normal as soon as I can. If I can do it, anyone can do it.

You can do it!

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JENIFIREHARP 5/4/2010 10:39PM

    So true, we must keep on keeping on!!!

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GRALLEN 5/4/2010 9:16PM

    Thanks for this. The last couple of weeks, it seems I've been wallowing in food but this week I've got it back under control.

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MEADSBAY 5/4/2010 5:19PM

    Thank you, Linda!
You continue to inspire so many of us.
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JERSEYGIRL24 5/4/2010 5:13PM

    Annie is right, you are not average at all!!! Maybe you feel that you are not special even though you have had incredible success with SP, but I think you have to give yourself at least some credit.

I have tried to differentiate between being lucky and being fortunate. I truly believe that luck is very blind and that if you have it (or don't), that it is pretty random. The classic example would be winning the lottery (unfortunately, I don't know what that feels like LOL). If you are fortunate, then you probably had a hand in making good things happen. I think you are fortunate if you beat out a lot of good people for a job, but you are not necessarily lucky. If you show up late for the interview and the interviewer is even later than you, that is luck. If the interviewer is there and doesn't care that you are late, that is fortunate. If you lose the out on the job because you were late, well, that is somewhere between unlucky and unfortunate. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate.

My point is that you are very fortunate that SP has worked for you, but you are not lucky at all. You have definitely have worked to make this work. Please give yourself some credit!!!

All that said, I agree that SP is an extraordinary program. I am trying so hard to get back on track, and I think I am succeeding.

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IONA72 5/4/2010 4:38PM

    Thanks, this is what I need to hear, frequently. Had a few bad days last week eating way over my goals but this week I feel a lot more controlled.

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WALKINGANNIE 5/4/2010 4:25PM

    You're definitely not average Linda! You've done a fantastic job.

Thanks for the cheerleading!

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GOALIEGRANDMA3 5/4/2010 3:09PM

    Thanks for the cheering.

You are right, we can do it. emoticon

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CICI510 5/4/2010 3:02PM

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MSLZZY 5/4/2010 2:36PM

    Right on! Have a great day! And with that positive attitude, you will!

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PAULAR03 5/4/2010 2:26PM

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CAPECODDOGFISH 5/4/2010 2:24PM

    Yeah !!! From a fellow wallower emoticon

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