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am i being really honest with myself or am i making excuses?


Saturday, November 06, 2010

how committed am i?
do i really want this?
if i am really committed why havenīt i got to goal yet?
why havenīt i lost more?
why do i loose and keep putting back on?
does that mean i really donīt want to loose the weight in the first place?
what are my reasons for coming to spark people?
why to i stay?
are those reasons still valid?
do i still want this?is it worth it?
are my reasons for going away from my healthy lifestyle on occasions?
are those reasond real or just excuses?
can i let stress get the better of me?
should i let stress get the better of me?
do i know how i got big in the first place?
do i still do the same things that made me big ?
when yes why?
have i any self control?
have i any self esteem?
do i even know what the last two are?
what do i want from life?what do i have to do to get what i want out of life?
am i doing them?
if not why not?

here are just a few questions i ask myself everynow and then and it is something i think we should all ask ourself now and then no matter how far we are on this journey or even if we are where we want to be.the trick is being honest when you answer.only you know weather you are being honest or not.i know i havenīt been as honest as i could be with my self.if i had been i am sure i would be further in on my journey than i am so all i have to say is

TIME TO START GETTING HONEST:TIME TO START KICKING BUTT:

thankls for taking time to read this blog for me.hope it helps you clarify some areas in your life liked it helped me and please feel free to kick butt every now and again,my butt too.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GAIL461 11/8/2010 8:02AM

    Karen,

Thanks for reminding us all that we are worth it! HUGS. Gail

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DETERMINDCHICKY 11/7/2010 2:47PM

    You are right those are the very questions that I have to ask myself. Thank you Karen. Your friendship means so much to me. emoticon

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MOBAYGIRL 11/7/2010 11:27AM

    What a great list of questions to ask ourselves. Thank you Karen for blogging from your heart.

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TYEASLEY 11/7/2010 12:39AM

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JOFOR15 11/6/2010 11:07PM

  Being truthful to yourself is not always easy, but it is helpful.

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/6/2010 10:48PM

    Interesting questions! I'm just now starting into the answers myself! Keep us posted!!

Hugs! Beverly

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AFTERMYKIDS 11/6/2010 8:47PM

    So many great questions. Some of many I have asked myself. I always wonder why we would Lie to ourself. WHO are we hurting? It's not like it's HeLPING us if we lie to ourself emoticon Thanks for the emoticon WE all could use one ONCE in a while!
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SUSIEPH1 11/6/2010 5:45PM

    Wonderful Blog Karen .. Yes it is hard to hear the truth even from ones self..
I am so glad you are realising it is total commitment or why bother at all .
This is what I tell my self every day! When I wake up at 5.30 am and it is cold outside and just so lovely and snug in my bed..
Why would I want to get out and get dressed and head off to the Pool and Gym in the dark and the rain ?
.My answer to myself?
Because I want too .. I want to execise and eat well .. I want to be healthy and fit I want to see my children and grandchildren grow up and be successful in life ...and most of all I want to live!!
great Blog darling ... I love you !! Susie
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DEE797 11/6/2010 2:40PM

    Very good questions. You are right we do need to be honest with not only ourselves but also with our ability to attain the goals we have set. Very thought provoking. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and for being my friend. emoticon emoticon

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MINIDRIVER63 11/6/2010 2:22PM

    Good questions! The ones I ask are:

What am I doing today to help me meet my goals?

How does this action help me meet my goals?

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ACIMPEGGY 11/6/2010 2:19PM

    I think we all have moments of doubt...but I believe we need to figure our (small) treats in to our daily calorie (etc) ranges so as not to feel deprived and go off on a binge.

The greatest fears are the fear of failure and the fear of success! Are some people afraid to succeed thinking they won't need their Spark friends any more? Not true! I have seen lots of pages under Motivation ... pages of people at goal who say they are at goal for varying lengths of time because they DO stay on SP!

As to why we get big in the first place, there are probably many reasons. They usually involve just plain NOT living the lifestyle (balanced nutrition, fitness, water and sleep) that Spark People recommends!

For myself, just like Toastmasters and A Course in Miracles, I feel I'll be on Spark People FOREVER!

Here's wishing a wonderful friend an equally wonderful weekend! emoticon

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LISAWILLBEFIT 11/6/2010 1:42PM

    Those are extremely important questions that we all need to aks ourselves all the time.Thanks for remionding me.Lisa

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JCARDINAL 11/6/2010 1:22PM

    Thanks Karen! All good questions.

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HIPPIE44 11/6/2010 1:15PM

    All good things to think about.

There are times when I think i'm being too hard on myself and as soon as I do that I think, no, i'm not being hard enough! LOL!

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PAULA3420 11/6/2010 1:05PM

    Hello my friend, Karen,

You are always very thoughtful and on point. You hit the nail on the head!!! It is most important to be honest with ourselves so we can learn and grow and reach our goals. I also believe it is a process and it takes some meat longer to cook than others and that is OK.

I love having you for a friend and thanks for taking the time to visit with me as often as you do. YOU are a VERY GOOD FRIEND. emoticon emoticon

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BUTRFNGRZ 11/6/2010 12:20PM

    Oh yes, it is so easy to be dishonest with ourselves. We make excuses and justify our actions - or inactions! emoticon I think it's very good to ask ourselves these questions from time to time and get ourselves back on track!! emoticon

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SUNSHINE6859 11/6/2010 12:14PM

    Thanks for the blog! Have we met? Do you know me? Sure sounds like you do. These are question I ask myself almost daily but more often than not, I ignore the answer. It indeed is time to get honest with myself, clarify some areas in my life and kick some major butt.

Thanks for the swift kick in the butt, I needed it! emoticon

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UMMRANIA 11/6/2010 11:44AM

    Assalamu Aliakum

Yes, very valid questions we all need to ask ourselves sometimes. One question I need to always ask myself is, "do I really want to have this because it feels good to eat, or do I just feel that I am not worthy of taking care of myself?"

Thanks for the inspiration and the constant encouragement, I know I would probably have given up if I didnt have your support!

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