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(Updated-1/16) Are you avoiding the NEW you?

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Friday, January 13, 2012

(updated on bottom) By the way, I took the pictures down because I was turned in for offending someone. Sorry folks!

I know you haven't heard from me in awhile and truth be told it is because of two reasons:

ONE........

I need a HUG! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


TWO..... I've got my head stuck in the sand!

I haven't a clue where this blog is going, so come and join me for the ride would ya?

Ever notice that on the path of success you are going one way and headed another?



I WAS about to hit my first real goal of 185 pounds lost in one year, when I knocked myself out of the game and added 9 blasted ugly pounds back. My depression and stress drove me to a new and different low. Fail!

Go figure I WAS back on the scared of success trail


I would look at my gmail and go OH NO! Not another SPARK Mailer! Talk about avoidance my lovely friends of SPARK! I haven't a clue why I allow myself to run down that path, but I seem to like to escape and avoid what is starring me right in the face. I could blame it on stress or all kinds of ugly blah, blah, blah reasons, but WE know the truth.

I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ME and MY CHOICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Girls and Boys, I REFUSE TO GO DOWN with out a FIGHT! I refuse to give up everything I have worked so hard for.
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You might be thinking that you should leave me a motivational comment or sorry comment, but please don't, leave a hug and please by all means take something useful from this blog.


A lot of people here have sent me messages and so many of them are looking to me for inspiration, that I just don't know if I can be because honestly, I am on the same path as you and all I do is KEEP ON GETTING BACK ON THE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TRACK.


I may get lost along the way, but I always come back swinging and fighting to find that path and YOU can too!

The idea here to is to keep going, keep moving, keep telling yourself you are worth every ounce of effort you have put into yourself, let no one including YOURSELF take you down and out of the game and for goodness sake please, please, keep the HOPE/FAITH/DETERMINATION!

I believe in myself, I just forget it sometimes, but the

Choices are mine to make a healthy and happy life for myself and they are also there for you.

The time is NOW!



So darling Sparkers, get out your

Thinking BOX

and decide if you are ???

Ready to make some healthy lifestyle change

and if you are , join me lovely friends on a path that is going to lead me/us to Loving our Lives!

Nothing is easy about losing or maintaining weight loss and the path looks something like this when trying to reach our goals

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BUT

YOU CAN DO THIS AND I AM GOING TO KEEP DOING THIS. One bump in the process is not going to make me believe that I am destined to be anything but my true and sexy diva self.



Have a beautiful new day and live second by second, because each second is a second chance at being even better than we were before.

Much love,

Kristin

P.S.

On a personal note to my sparker pals....I broke down and cried when I read some of the messages you have left to me. I refuse to put that out here since you left them to me in private, but I can tell you all this, it keeps me coming back to this awesome community and without you I know I wouldn't have made it thus far!

I truly love you all..special thanks go out to Kristin, Geech, Miaa, and Snowangel...thank you for caring so deeply! Much love, Kristin

(Updated)
I LOST 4 POUNDS WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF THIS COMMUNITY! THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME GET BACK ON FIRE!












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BEAUTY_WITHIN 2/13/2012 6:58PM

    hug great job getting back on track! i've done this to myself a few times. *HUGS* Great job getting back on the bandwagon!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/11/2012 3:52PM

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1COUNTRY_GAL 2/11/2012 4:43AM

    LOVe YOu K,your the emoticon emoticon Diana

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/8/2012 1:28AM

    You are doing an awesome job and inspiring many others along the way. There are heaps of hugs out here whenever you need one!


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HDHAWK 2/5/2012 4:01PM

    emoticon We all struggle along the way. I'm with you on that one. Sticking with it or coming back to it after those struggles is the key!

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CALAMITYJANE44 1/29/2012 10:19AM

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KARAMAC2012 1/24/2012 1:28PM

    WOW! Just a few days into this, your post has really got me thinking. What an amazing person you are. emoticon

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KALISWALKER 1/24/2012 12:39AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!

I got your message - it takes a lot of hard work to lose weight and you did it!

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BAYBELIEVER 1/22/2012 11:18AM

    Awesome blog. Yes, we are responsible for our choices. Only us. No excuses. We have to be honest with ourselves. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts and successes and hurdles here!
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KKLIONESS013 1/21/2012 9:32AM

    Thank you for this post! You are definitely inspiring...It takes guts to post pics/blogs--to admit to your shortcomings but in doing so you are setting yourself up for success.

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BING67 1/19/2012 8:48PM

    Great post. Thank you!

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MEXIHOLIC 1/19/2012 11:14AM

    WILDFIREKRISTIN

There is a lot of validity to what you are saying. Most people are overweight for a reason. It is a kind of protection from some misperception within our own reality. So many people are emotional eaters. It is a relationship just like one with a human. I too am discovering that my choices are driving a whole new set of emotions. I have things to look at like Hoarding food. Not in any gross or vile manner, but just that I am not comfortable not having certain things around. I can rid all my house of every junk food and only have fruit and veggies IF I keep enough flour sugar you know basic baking things around. When there is nothing sweet to eat. I still have everything there to make it myself. But the effort to actually do it makes me think twice. It is the only time being lazy is in my favor.....lol To think of a day without a back up is scary. Now this is important to me because mi viejo=my oldman, is from mexico.... He is not accustomed to having canisters of foodstuffs around. He will not eat from a can. Now more than a weeks worth of fresh meat allowed in the freezer... to him it is unnatural. This creates a natural stress for me the Hoarder.... but in the long run the healthy changes we make together are working. It just makes for an uncomfortable ride sometimes. New is strange and we were taught to avoid strangers.... that includes the new ME. sometimes... so yes. You make a valid point. Thanks for the insight and the reminder to choose to be healthy today and tomorrow!

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CRESHA20 1/19/2012 9:53AM

    I am definitely running from the new me. When you're overweight you get one type of attention. Then when you start losing weight, everyone wants to know what you're doing, how much you've lost, etc, etc, etc. People who acted like you never existed before all of a sudden start talking to you. You get all types of attention that you just aren't accustomed to. It might be fine for some people, but for some of us, like myself, it can be overwhelming. Regardless of it, I will continue on this journey, and I am glad that you decided to continue as well.
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REDBIRDFLY 1/18/2012 6:19PM

    My husband is 2100 miles away...I need a hug sometimes too! He's going to be really surprised when he gets back and I've lost 45 LBs...I havn't told him I've been working out a hour a day and keeping my calories between 1000-1200. Wont he be surprised!!....Here's your hug... emoticon emoticon emoticon and a kiss too!

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WSHAYES1 1/18/2012 10:24AM

    We all need a special hug sometimes so here goes.
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We all take steps backwards sometimes in our journey and struggle to get back on track. I myself am struggling to get back on track after the holidays, but you know we can only take it one day at a time and continue to do what we know works. With the support of all our Sparkpeople friends we can make it happen.

Remember one day at a time, one step at a time and one meal at a time.
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 1/18/2012 9:59AM

    I need this kind of talk too. Gained over Christmas and am struggling to get back on track. I did great yesterday until I had supper in the oven, then as I sat in the kitchen and waited, I started nibbling and snacking and went way overboard. My binge only lasted about 30 minutes, but I hate to think of the damage I did. I felt like I didn't have any control, until I read your blog and realized I had the power all the time, just like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz. That has been my mantra on this journey: I am in control, I have the power. How did I forget? Thanks for reminding me. HUGS!

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 1/18/2012 9:34AM

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CHRISSIE20 1/18/2012 8:24AM

    Your blog is inspiring in it self.. And i do agree with you every now and then everyone needs a little or big hug and it does help pick you up..
I to have restart and restart my new life change so this year im making sure i make that goal..

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MORGANSMOM52 1/17/2012 7:30PM

    Hugs ((( emoticon ))) Something we all need at times. I'm glad you're aware and brave enough to ask. Many don't

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WANT2BHEALTHY60 1/17/2012 3:44PM

    I had loved your pictures. Hope you keep going on your weight loss and better health goals


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CHANGE4THEBEST 1/17/2012 2:21AM

    Hi

I too read your blog with the pictures, pity you had to remove them?????? I liked the captions!!!

Anyhow, don't let this put the dampers on things or get you down, continue with what you do best - being an inpiration and blogging

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MZLADY77 1/16/2012 10:15PM

    Keep fighting! Do not give up! Yes losing weight is hard! but you can do it. Take one day at a time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JULIA1154 1/16/2012 9:57PM

  You don't need to worry about inspiring US - just inspire YOURSELF to take care of your health and your well-being. The rest will follow. Hang in there.


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IRISHLASS117 1/16/2012 9:05PM

    Don't let the kooks get to you. Keep fighting the good fight because you are worth the effort.

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/16/2012 8:29PM

    I had read your blog when you had the pics up and I did not see anything that could even been close to something that would have offended anyone......did Sparks tell you to remove them, did Sparks contact you to tell you that you had been turned in for useing those pictures????? It just is very odd to me.....sorry that it has happened to you.

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LUCYLU22 1/16/2012 6:40PM

    Sending bunches and bunches of emoticon your way because I know where you are coming from, I have been on that same path, just like a roller coaster!

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Don't stop inspiring! and yes you do inspire! In all of your successes and failures you inspire...it makes the journey seem "real". I don't know and really don't WANT to know anyone who has zipped through weight loss without a struggle. It's not that I want failure for others...that's not it. When I seek inspiration, it's not in perfection! I want someone who has fought the fight and has made it through to brighter days. You have and continue to do that.

So no advice, no gushy, mushy "you can do its"...just a hug and a thanks for your support on my blog and a wish for your continued success beyond your stumbling blocks!

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GLACIERLILY 1/16/2012 5:04PM

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You are doing great! Please know that you are not alone on the self-sabotage roller coaster - I got within 8 pounds of goal last May and promptly put 25 back on, taking me almost back to my starting weight.

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The past is the past, all we can do is let it go and make better choices next time.


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I've been in sort of the same spot. I've been avoiding getting on, not just cause life got crazy and really hard the last two months, but because I didn't want to admit that the stress was causing me to stumble a little. While waiting at the different hospitals I could have walked, could have chosen a salad over a grilled cheese. I didn't though, I made my choices and I am not giving up. I don't have the same goals as you do, but it's nice coming on and seeing that I'm not the only one who stumbles and that when I do I can come here and get my mojo going again. I hope that I can be that for someone else. Even if it's just once.

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SHAMAN29 1/16/2012 3:50PM

    What a wonderful post! I think you've conquered the most difficult part of our journey. Getting back on the path. Congratulations!

By the way, you really helped me make a better choice for me today. Thank you!

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JP5214 1/16/2012 3:46PM

    I've been off the path so many times, it seems like home -- good for you for getting back on track. emoticon

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