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Missing in Action

Monday, September 12, 2011

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been noticing the number of my SP friends who have been missing in action. I realize that we lead busy lives, as I certainly do. But I also notice that those people who are consistent with SP and who keep up with their logging and who keep up with all the SP points tend to be much more successful than those who don’t. In addition, in talking with some people who disappeared for a while and now are back, every person I talked to has told me that it was shame that kept them away - ashamed because of their lack of success.

I hope that anyone reading this will realize that there is no reason to be ashamed just because your success is not as great as you’d like for it to be. We all are different and progress at different rates. Our bodies are different, our metabolism is different, our drive and willpower are different, our energy level is different, and consequently, our results are going to be different. Sometimes, I know it can be frustrating. You count your calories, kick all the sugary and greasy foods, and you increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and whole grains and you get in more physical activity yet the number on that scale STILL hasn’t moved in weeks. I get it. But don’t let that be a reason to get discouraged and quit. What do you think happens if you throw in the towel?

So, hang in there and keep up with what you’re doing and remember, there are many measures of progress besides the scale: blood pressure, glucose level, cholesterol, and the way your clothes are fitting are just a few of them. Be inspired, and even if you aren’t losing like you want, you’re still successful if you also aren’t gaining.

“Quitters never win, and winners never quit.”
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    Great, possitive blog. Where are you, by the way?
    2228 days ago
  • GSUHR03
    Great post! I was MIA for almost 2 years but still led a rather active/healthy lifestyle. I'm back in the game tho to hold myself accountable. Weight isn't everything, the way you feel about yourself when you put on the pair of jeans from last season and they magically fit again, the little compliments, that's what really helps keep people going. Great to see you doing well.

    I started insanity 2 days ago and let me tell you it is a slap in the face. If you are looking for something different cardio/plyo wise check it out!

    2380 days ago
  • -PAULA
    Great motivational blog. Thanks for posting!
    2381 days ago
    Great blog! I've noticed that, too-a lot of folks become silent, or even delete their sparkpages. I always wonder what happened, and how they're doing.
    2381 days ago
  • LADYDI2049
    This is a very nice, supportive and encouraging blog. We all get down on ourselves way to much and it is the support and encouragement of our SP friends that help us get back on track. So everyone hang in there and be present on the boards.

    2382 days ago
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