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273 to 52(Winter Challenge Wrap Up)


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Disclaimer. This is not very motivational or positive so I will understand if you decide not to read this.

I started this challenge with promise and hope...At least I thought I did. Well as of this week there has not been any change in my overall weight loss. I have no excuses. I began to fall back into old habits, frustrations and putting everything before myself. It is quite easy to do. Perhaps it keeps me in that comfort zone of I can't because.......
I have to ask myself do I REALLY REALLY REALLY want this. The answer today is maybe...

Even though this song by Adele is about a relationship this is how I feel today regarding my weight loss.

Should I give up
Or should I just keep chasin' pavements
Even if it leads nowhere
Or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there

There are some things that I need to re-evaluate..............
I heard a saying that characteristics of the kingdom emanate from the king.....How can I lead if I can't achieve.....

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ITLADYEE 3/1/2012 3:12PM

    I have to say IF you haven't had any change during the winter months....that is success!! Winter is the hardest to get moving, keep moving and keep motivated. It's cold, dark and if you're like most people, you just want comfort foods, a couch and a blanket.

So...to have gotten through these months without gaining! emoticon . It's a win!

It's March 1 - time for spring. Spring into a new attitude... you'll see the difference...plus continual sunshine is just around the corner...As long as you don't give up - you have not lost the battle!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 2/25/2012 8:49AM

    emoticon Dimi you are such a great leader. Just take one look at the team we have today compared to the team we joined a few challenges ago - and that is all because of your hard work. We're here for you. You don't expect perfection from us and I don't think you should expect perfection from yourself either. We are here for you. emoticon

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MDAVISRN 2/24/2012 10:46PM

    Dimi, you are an amazing person and I hope you can take a little bit of time to re-evaluate and find yourself! You have to be first priority and we all understand that! You are an amazing leader and have a great group of co-leaders and cheerleaders available to take some of the load! Let us help you so you can help you!

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KARENA228 2/19/2012 10:51PM

    I hate to hear that you're feeling discouraged. Maybe reevaluation is what you need, take a little time away and see what you come up with.

Keep your head up, Fearless Leader!

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/19/2012 6:32PM

    My dear Dimi, don't give up and I agree with Cheri and hope that your leading our team hasn't caused you to neglect yourself. I believe a lot of us are having problems right now. I sure am. With my knee problems and not being able to do many exercises, I just haven't had the drive to eat right and healthy. So here's to both of us getting in gear for Spring!!!! Your team is here for you, dear one. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 2/19/2012 6:32PM

    Like the last poster said " fall seven times get back up eight" No one said this journey was going to be easy or short. It is hard work and it takes more weeks then either you or I seem to have thought. But we are still here, still posting and that has to mean somewhere inside me and you, we really do want the change. I'm right there beside you my friend and i'm feeling the same way. I just cant seem to find my mojo.....

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JUICENUT 2/19/2012 4:04PM

    Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

How long should you try? Until.
- Jim Rohn

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THINANDFITEMILY 2/19/2012 3:01PM

    Don't give up! Be frustrated-Be Sad if you need to and let it go...
- but don't give up!!!!
Spring IS right around the corner...now which corner is the question???
and your spark friends are here to help you find it!!
You CAN come out of this fighting!!!!
You are worth it! emoticon

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LE7_1234 2/19/2012 2:10PM

    What they said....

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KENDRACARROLL 2/19/2012 1:36PM

    Don't you dare, Dimi! Your Sparkfriends are here for you!

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
- Author Unknown

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
- Josh Billings

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
- Walter Elliott

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.
- Author Unknown

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.
- Buddhist Saying

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.
- Charles F. Kettering

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
- William James

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.
- Author Unknown

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
- Earl Nightingale

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

Paralyze resistance with persistence.
- Woody Hayes

All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means… you’re willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else.
- Vincent Lombardi

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

How long should you try? Until.
- Jim Rohn


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VAMANOS 2/19/2012 1:28PM

    Dimi, maybe that putting everything else before yourself has included the team? I sure hope not, because we have no right to expect that of you. Your health should come first. Although you have done a magnificent job of recruiting co-leads and delegating responsibility (the characteristics of a good leader, BTW.

I think the winter doldrums have gotten most of us down, but spring is right around the corner. More choices in affordable fresh vegetables, longer daylight hours in which to get outside and exercise, The promise of summer, when we'll want to look good in swimsuits or shorts, maybe? Don't give up! emoticon

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WISHWHISPER 2/19/2012 12:43PM

    Don't give up emoticon I think we all experience lows and I think how we handle them determines how successful we really are in this journey its easy to give your all when your all happy and on cloud nine but you have to equally give your all when your down in the dirt and worn out too :) It was just earlier this week you sent me a message motivating me to give my all again your a great leader and this journey is tough but you have your entire team behind you not just me i'am sure sometimes its ok to not be the strong one and to get help from those that you've been inspiring all along emoticon

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