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Trying to find motivation

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I've been on Spark for a little while now, and really have not seen any results, just haven't been able to find something to give me that humph to get it done.

My daughter graduated from 8th grade this past spring and there was a particular dress I really wanted to wear, but it didn't fit. The largest size was a 14, which should have fit, but I had been eating, eating, eating out of boardom, out of frustration. I found another dress, it was nice, but I didn't love it like I loved the other.

I started thinking about that dress again, so I went to see if it was still available. It was on sale, which was great, but they only had a size 8 left. Oh well I figured, not like I really had any place to wear it any way, it really wasn't a "work" dress. But I kept thinking of how much I liked it and how great it looked when I had tried it on back in May (if only it had zipped all the way!).

My son will be graduating from high school in June 2011. I decided to buy that dress in the size 8 and keep it hanging where I can see it. I love that dress and I will be able to celebrate my success as my son celebrates his. I'm going to wear that dress next June!
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  • BANKER-CHUCK
    Good to have a goal. Good luck to you and that size 8 dress.
    2330 days ago
  • CBAILEYC
    I -love- this post! Put it into writing, and then see it, be it! emoticon

    I owe you my start here at Spark emoticon - you know I'm gonna cheer you on the whole way!
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    C~
    2331 days ago
  • AIMIE32
    you will get in that dress. that's a great idea!!! good luck
    2331 days ago
  • IAMWINNING
    It's great to have a motivator such as that dress, but even better when you can find motivation within yourself - that's the motivation that 'sticks' with you even after you meet your 'outside' goals. I hope you find inner motivations (read some others' motivations on Spark People) so you'll be able to be healthier even after you lose the desired weight. Good luck to you! emoticon
    2331 days ago
  • KRISTIEEASTWOOD
    thats a great motivator...just keep up the hard work..god bless and smiles and hugs
    2331 days ago
  • BUDDHABOI
    emoticon Best wishes for SUCCESS in your journey! emoticon
    2331 days ago
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