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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My feelings about one year ago:

Exercise:



Dinner:



Self Esteem:



Me today; 57lb, over 3ft in inches, and approximately one major airline carousel's worth of emotional baggage shed through hard work and dedication:

Exercise:



Dinner:



Self-Esteem:



I say "hard work and dedication," and sometimes it is, but mostly it's a lot of small changes adding up to big differences.
I could not be more glad that I have made, am making, and continue to make these small changes in my life.

Change is hard, but it's not nearly as hard as we fear it is, or as hard as we sometimes make it for ourselves.
It's one glass of water over a can of coke.
It's the sense of accomplishment we get over that small choice.
It's the decision to forgo seconds at dinner that this sense of accomplishment inspires us to make.
It's taking the sense of pride from that sense of accomplishment and marching it right down to the gym, or around the block, or in place in our living room where no one's watching.

I always hear people who've lost weight and otherwise changed their lives encouraging others by saying "If I can do it anyone can!"

Well I've got news for you, if anyone can do it, YOU can.


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I do not mind if you want to share this blog or "like" it on facebook or elsewhere, but if you don't mind, do it from the place where I keep just my comic blogs. I'd appreciate it!! I put some more 'personal' stuff here on SP, and it's a little weird to think of non-sp strangers reading it, but that site has just the funny ones!

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DHALYIA 2/8/2012 12:40AM

    I love your cartoons!

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ENIGMATICMONDAY 2/3/2012 8:04AM

    I love that! "If anyone can do it, YOU CAN!" I shall have to write that a million fold all over so I can see it!

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TENACIOUSTRISH 2/2/2012 4:38AM

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SPAYYOURCAT 1/30/2012 12:43PM

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WALLAHALLA 1/30/2012 12:20PM

    very entertaining

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STALEYK 1/30/2012 4:37AM

    Thanks for the great blog! You inspire me to keep going!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/29/2012 10:58AM

    Very cute....

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LYNETTEMOM 1/29/2012 1:48AM

    what fun--I enjoyed seeing this, thanks

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YLCHERRY47 1/28/2012 10:27PM

    Awesome, you have a lot of talent and great very good advice.


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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/28/2012 8:21PM

    Good blog; very creative.

Cute!

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KIN59VARA 1/28/2012 9:47AM

    Great blog, thanks

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MSROZZIE 1/27/2012 10:46PM

    loved the art work. emoticon great blog!

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REENIE131 1/27/2012 10:03PM

    AWESOME!

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TURBID 1/27/2012 4:54PM

    yayyyy

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DEBJAE 1/27/2012 4:42PM

    Loved it! Good job!

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ARCHERS33 1/27/2012 4:15PM

    Brilliant! That was so funny!

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HANAKIN333 1/27/2012 12:45PM

    I love your blogs so much! They're absolutely hilarious! And I think you look great in your pictures- all your hard work and dedication really is paying off!

You're right about how making changes doesn't have to be hard, it's just doing a lot of little things that add up to one big change. I think you're awesome and I can't wait to read your next blog. They always make me giggle. ;)

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CM_GARDNER78 1/27/2012 10:55AM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Self esteem LOWER than pond scum!!! HAHAHAHAHA! Oh my.............these are purely fantastic!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! You are awesome!!!!!!!

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MSTAPLE1 1/27/2012 10:37AM

  Awesome!

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INGRIDSLIM 1/27/2012 10:12AM

    :-) This is great! Thank you.

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BRITTHORT9 1/27/2012 10:00AM

  Cute!!

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ONTHEPATH2 1/27/2012 9:51AM

    Reminder: I have everything I need to make this journey - and I don't NEED that extra baggage!!! Thanks!

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LINDABENEDICT 1/27/2012 8:57AM

    This is great !!! Thanks !!!!

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GRRARRGH 1/27/2012 8:32AM

    So cute!

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MRE1956 1/27/2012 4:17AM

    Great post - thank you for sharing!

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SALEX52 1/27/2012 1:54AM

    I love the illustrations.

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VALKYRIA- 1/26/2012 6:09PM

    Lol @ shammeow! You are right, small changes really do add up to big things. Great job!

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EABOLOGNA 1/26/2012 10:58AM

  Hi- I've never commented before, but I've been reading through some of your blog, and I just wanted to say that you're not only an inspiration, but a fantastic writer! You've got great tone and word choice and know just how to structure an story to give it a great arc. I have really enjoyed reading your entries.

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MEA6785 1/26/2012 8:12AM

    Addicted to your blogs. Love it! Hope your neck is feeling better from the accident!

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AMARILYNH 1/25/2012 5:53PM

    Yes - another awesome blog!!

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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 1/25/2012 5:39PM

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and LOL to sham-meow

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BEATLETOT 1/25/2012 2:51PM

    Your blogs always make me smile! And I much prefer your "If anyone can do it," attitude over the "If I can do it..." I actually kind of hate that one. It makes it sound like, "Well, my life is so much harder than everyone else's, and my attitude is so much worse..." Blah.

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BECKY3126 1/25/2012 1:06PM

    You are one amazing lady....every day you inspire me and countless others. So here's a big emoticon from all of us!!

P.s. My world has been forever changed by your cartoons in your blogs. emoticon

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JETMAG26 1/25/2012 11:48AM

    Thank you for motivating in such a creative and funny way. You are a talent and your self-esteem should be soaring!

Congrats and thanks to you I will make some good choices today (well thanks to you and me :)

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CHERRYTOMATO 1/25/2012 11:43AM

    "47 excuses"... that is what I need to work on...

Thank you for the reminder and the giggle!



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PARASELENIC 1/25/2012 11:40AM

    The last part of this blog was right on the mark for me.

Change is hard, but never as hard as we think it is-- in fact, once you start, it's kinda fun to realize that you have the power to change and shape your own life!

I CHOOSE to eat the things that are healthy.
I CHOOSE to exercise.
I CHOOSE to NOT eat that ooey gooey peanut butter bar.

Each choice is an accomplishment, a change I was empowered to make for myself.

Thank you for this blog. I love reading things that reaffirm my own feelings.

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KIMMYWIZZIE1 1/25/2012 11:37AM

    Sham Meow! LOL! That's awesome.

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CHEETARA79 1/25/2012 10:47AM

    Where do I get this Sham Meow? I must have it.

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JECKIE 1/25/2012 10:11AM

    emoticon You and I are so on the same wavelength these days. Love it!

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MISSIFISH 1/25/2012 9:32AM

    Lulu - I lo-love. Nough said. Go FSM!

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