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new incentive to help me get to goal.woo hoo

Saturday, November 13, 2010

when you have been on this journey for a while every now and then you might need a new incentive to get yourself back in gear again so do wont if you are one of those very determined people who once they have made up there mind nothing and noone will get in their way.but i am sorry to say i am not one of them people,i often let my life and what is happening to it get in my way,i let my emotions and my emotional eating get in my way.though i have to say i am getting better.up to date i have lost 111.5lbs(51.5lbs since joining sp)and still have 59.5lbs to go(maybe more as when i get to my set goal i might decide to lose more)those who have followed me on sp know that this is not the true figures.they are the ones thet count but the true figures go along the line of i have lost about 400lbs over the years and have kept loosing it and putting it back on.i would like to say that this has never happened to me since i joined sp but that would be only lieing to myself (like when i put back on 23lbs after the worse holiday of my life and nearly losing my son).but the point is i did lose it again even if it took 9 months to do so,i did stop myself before i got to the stage of putting all the weight back on i lost and more(that has also happened in the past)so you see i am getting better ,i am not emotionally eating as much as i used to do in the past,i am not when i do emotionally eating letting it last as long as i used to let it.i am not giving up all together as i have done on numerous occassions in the past and i am acepting that i have this problem and not beating myself up on it but trying to do damage limitations.but even with all that i do need everynow and then a new inspiration a little edge, a head start so to say to keep me on track and my goal those who read my friend feed know that this last week i reached one of my mini goals i had from the start which was to get below 220lbs to get to use the kids trampolin.using the kids trampoline will have to wait a while but at least i know i could use trying to think of a really good incentive to reach the goal so to speak i came up with a big one and my husband has agreed to go along with it.this month we have our 9th wedding anniversary i have asked my husband if he would be prepared to renew our wedding vows for our tenth anniversary as i would love to wear a dress similar to what his sister wore for her wedding(see the photo on my spark page in my photos,)if not that but one similar rather than the kraften type dress i actually wore at my wedding which made me look even bigger than my 330lbs i weighed at the that means i have now just over a year to get to goal and can also spend that time dreaming of what dress to wear.maybe this time round we could get to have a honeymoon which we never got last time round.who knows.this will also mean this is the third time have have changed my date to reach goal(tha first was may the first this year for my 45th birthday the second being for the end of this year which is now impossible) as i have never reached the last two goal dates.this time i will meet it i have more incentive and it should be also very doable.only i can do this so it is up to me.what is that saying."if it has to be itīs up to me."canīt wait to post my new wedding photos for you all to will have to wait a year for them but i can asure you it will be worth the wait.

once again thank you to all my spark friends i couldnīt have got this far without rock.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAKEROOM4ME 11/17/2010 7:43PM

    Oh boy ... You have done such a wonderful job. The journey is rough at times, but you have not stopped - good for you. Now, I will follow your lead.

How beautiful life is ... you are beautiful. emoticon emoticon

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CICI510 11/16/2010 11:59AM

    What an amazing incentive! I cannot wait to see you in your wedding dress!!!

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REAL_FOOD 11/15/2010 9:10PM

    Love that idea...and I know you will feel like a princess in your dress. It's a great motivation!

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MOBAYGIRL 11/15/2010 10:08AM

    A beautiful incentive. I know you can do this Karen just look at all you have lost so far, that is wonderful. ALL your SPARK Friends are here cheering you on and ready to help dust you off when you stumble and know we will NEVER judge you as we have been or are right where you are.

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MONAMOM 11/14/2010 6:42PM

    That is really a great incentive! emoticon

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JO*ANNE*IE 11/14/2010 2:57PM

    After over 3 years on Spark, you remain a splendid example and inspiration of what commitment and dedication to one's Self is about. Despite what has transpired in your life -- with your family, your children and yourself, you dust yourself off and forge onward!! The blessing and gift of you is knowing you and knowing that you can accomplish anything you want to, once you put your mind and heart in it fully and completely!! Blessings to you, My Friend!

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MUSIC66 11/14/2010 3:55AM

    you can do it

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LAUROCHKA 11/14/2010 3:45AM

    That's a great incentive. Good luck with it. I'm sure with the idea of renewing your vows to spur you on you'll do great!

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MOMMYTO1IN2012 11/13/2010 11:59PM

    Karen -

What a fantastic incentive. You can get there, I know you can. And you will look beautiful in the dress you want!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/13/2010 11:40PM

    How exciting !
Renewing your vows, and having another ceremony, is going to be so wonderful !
Congratulations !
I just know that you will look great in your new dress !
I'm sure that the ceremony will be wonderful ; everyone will be so happy and proud !
Good for you, Karen !
You can do it !

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PAULA3420 11/13/2010 11:15PM

    I am holding my breath, just know you will look amazing in your new dress. AND, I KNOW YOU WILL REACH YOUR GOALS!!

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MILLISMA 11/13/2010 9:36PM

    Karen, I am so proud of you and agree with everyone CAN do it and you WILL do it. Can't wait to see that photo of you in that beautiful dress.

emoticon Mary Anne

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UMMRANIA 11/13/2010 3:00PM

    You dont know how proud I am of you. When I read this I feel so ashamed that I am like giving up with my 20 pounds.....JazakAllahuKhiran for inspiring me, it CAN be done, I cant wait to see those pictures!

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JCARDINAL 11/13/2010 1:38PM

    Great goal Karen, good luck!

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HALLALUYAH 11/13/2010 12:35PM

    Hey Everhopeful.....You are truly an inspiration to us all, keep on lighting that Spark and I can't wait to see new pix. God bless you my friend.
Love Luyah emoticon

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DEE797 11/13/2010 12:08PM

    I know you can achieve this goal. What a terrific incentive for you. Can't wait to see the photos. Wishing you continued success on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUZYBEEDEBRA 11/13/2010 11:52AM

    Sounds good - you can do it !

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JUDITH1654 11/13/2010 11:42AM

    emoticon I have total faith in you. You have come so far! You CAN do it!!! emoticon

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MRSWHITEWOLF 11/13/2010 11:22AM

    You can do it!

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POSITIVELY_EB 11/13/2010 10:55AM

    You can do it, Karen! I'm right behind you!

Hugs! Beverly

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HIPPIE44 11/13/2010 9:24AM

    Sounds like a great incentive! ;)

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ON2VICTORY 11/13/2010 8:45AM

    wow, 111 lbs - thats a woo hoo 4 u! nice job recovering from the weaker moments. its not how many times you are down, itw how many times you get back up. just make sure it is one more than the times you were down.

Having a supportive mate is everything!

great job!

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