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Motivation, Resolutions, and Pics

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I have always tended to think that motivational posters were nice but pointless. I have always been my own motivational motor. I just make up my mind and do what I need to achieve what I want. In my weight loss journey I made it all the way total from 242 to 132. I waited to quit smoking emoticon until I was close to my destination 125. I knew that it might cause me to gain weight, and I did, I gained 10 pounds. Every small pound or fraction of a pound lost was a small victory, so now each one gained has felt like a complete failure. Back to my beginning point, I saw a motivational poster that had a huge impact on me today. It read "Success is not a destination it's a journey" Then I realized that 125 pounds is not my destination, it should not be my focus. It's my goal but if I am living healthy then the weight will come off. You don't just suddenly land flat in the middle of a healthy lifestyle and call it success, you live it.

I also had another thought while shopping at Walmart today. Throughout the holidays as New Years approached I watched "Action Alley" fill up with healthy option foods, correct portion foods, and an array of high protein, high fiber, low fat foods. I realize that Walmart is just trying to make some extra money off all of the saps who decide for the New Year they will be better, smarter, thinner...etc. I also realized that it makes healthy snack shopping easier. Then I thought why does it take a New Year for you to realize you want to be a better you. Everyday is a great day to strive to be a better you. So I am going to make my own motivational poster to reflect this.

It seems I did better when I felt like my goal was out of reach, but when I was close to my "destination" I got sloppy and lazy, i'm finished with it. Time to re-begin my journey to greatness. Here we go 2012, thanks New Year for reminding me to be a resoluter I guess.

Fun Memories of 2011

Me and Hurricanelaurie

Spark Class Partial

4th of July


Back Muscles WooHOo!

The Fair

The kids with Santa

New Years Eve Gage's Birthday

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  • BLUE3505
    I'm sure you'll get back on track and do great. Keep it up.
    2186 days ago
  • DANE02
    Great blog...thanks for sharing. Wish you all the best and continued success through out 2012
    2196 days ago
    I can't say this from experience, but quitting smoking is so difficult and you should be very very proud of yourself! Gaining 10 pounds sucks to see, but think about everything you have done to better your body. You will lose those 10 pounds! Just continue to remember ALL the changes you've made to yourself and how much better you feel because of it!
    2198 days ago
    I love you, Caiti. emoticon
    2198 days ago
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