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What Do You Do It For?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Even though it may sound conceited and selfish, you need to do it for you!

I have stumbled so many times doing it for all the wrong reasons. When I was younger, it was always I need to lose weight to find a man. I was sick of being alone, sick of not having anybody. Many crash diets later, I ended up more alone then ever. Looking back now I should have remembered..

A few years later it was a high school reunion. I "dieted" for months on and off, losing a few then gaining a few. Needless to say I failed miserably. Embarrassed of what people would think, I missed my 10 year reunion. Never again will I have that chance. I hated myself for such a bad decision.

I couldn't figure it out for the longest time, 20+ years I had been obese. Why couldn't I stick to it?

Finally I realized that this is MY life. I had to change for me. I couldn't breathe, I had no energy, and I felt things slipping away from me. I wasn't going to play the victim anymore.

Turning my life around wasn't easy, but it was the best choice I have ever made.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLIMBERS_ROCK 5/25/2013 1:49PM

    Fantastic. I shared these with my family.

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JOANNHUNT 1/3/2013 5:26PM

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METAMORPHUS 2/27/2012 4:39PM

    preach! thanks for this reminder

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    I *liked* your blog!

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NHEMBERGER 2/26/2012 4:16PM

    Very well put, I can totally relate! I'm doing this for Me, to feel good about ME & to be proud of ME!

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    My sentiments exactly!! I'm doing it for ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SEATOWN_GAL 2/26/2012 2:46PM

    Great blog, and just what I needed to recommit. So many of these quotes hit home, but especially this one: If you're sick of starting over, you have to stop quitting.

Thank you!


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HARRINGTON5 2/26/2012 2:08PM

    I love your attitude and all the quotes!

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BECKYLIVES 2/26/2012 1:57PM

    Amen sister! I feel exactly the same way!!!

Great attitude!!!


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KENTUCKYGIRL01 2/26/2012 12:03PM

    I have to say that this was the best inspirational one yet.Yes,you are right,you have to do It for you and only you. emoticon

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SUSANK16 2/26/2012 10:18AM

  Excellent Blog we need to remember this is for ourselves not for others!

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KM1116 2/26/2012 10:12AM

  I love this... So inspiring!

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FFSFABTNE 2/25/2012 11:58PM

  What do I do it for? When at work I do the right or do things others won't because I was brough up that you are the ELDER &/or SENIOR on the job & you do what's NOT exprcted others will see it & will think if he can do this SO CAN I. This holds more true if you have a MEDICAL DISABLEITY & others see you do it there going to think on this even more & will follow your LEED. eg. My job might be to keep the store clean that DOES NOT mean that I IGNOR a customer's REQUEST but to stop & help the person & if you can't answer their NEEDS then say to them I'm SORRY I don't have an ETHICAL ANSWER to that, let me get you someone who can. Then go find the person & say a customer has a question I can't ANSWER bring them to the customer & say this is ye will help you from here I'm & I'll be here till if you need anything else or if its a the end of your shift than give your name & say I'll be on at 10am if there be something I can do

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WARMSTRONG2 2/25/2012 10:14PM

  Good blog that speaks to many on these Spark Pages including me. Thanks.

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GOING-STRONG 2/25/2012 9:43PM

    Great Blog! Spark on Sista!

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WOLFSHADESS 2/25/2012 9:40PM

    SO true!

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JOCEPINK 2/25/2012 8:07PM


Great blog!

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ATAMASAUCKAS 2/25/2012 6:00PM

    You're always so inspiring! Keep it up!


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DJSONDY1990 2/25/2012 3:28PM

  So true and very honest!

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JODIANN5 2/25/2012 11:55AM

    Wow.. I felt like I was reading my lifes story. THANK YOU FOR SENDING THIS MY WAY. I agree, it is time for me to stop quitting and make the change for ME. emoticon

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ALLIEALLIE2 2/25/2012 11:42AM

    emoticon Blog!! emoticon

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ZAZZABEN 2/25/2012 11:08AM

    Thank you.

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JSTEPH7707 2/25/2012 10:27AM

    I NEEDED THIS TODAY. emoticon

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JLEMUS1 2/25/2012 8:58AM

    AWESOME emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEF52209 2/25/2012 8:05AM

    Love it! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/25/2012 7:55AM

    wonderful blog emoticon

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REBECCA431 2/25/2012 7:12AM

    I soooooooooooooo agree! emoticon This year is about me being a healthier me and no quitting allowed!! emoticon emoticon

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    Wonderful post....

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BABBINA 2/25/2012 2:45AM

    You go girl! emoticon emoticon

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DIVASPARK 2/25/2012 1:30AM

    Thank you !

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JEANNINEMM68 2/24/2012 11:10PM

    Sometimes this is exactly what we need to hear. I need to do this for me and not for any other reason all the others are just a bonus.

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CROWLEY123 2/24/2012 10:38PM

    I LIKE THAT QUOTE about not quitting! I'll remember that.

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BUDRFLY31 2/24/2012 10:28PM

    Doing it for me!! Thanks!

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GOLFLADY11 2/24/2012 8:29PM

    Awesome blog! Congrats on your Weight loss journey ... or more accurately your 'finding YOU journey'. emoticon

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    My sentiments exactly! It's so liberating when you finally realize this is your journey and nobody else's business!

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JENLLANE 2/24/2012 5:31PM

  I love your post. So true!

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UNIQDRGNFLY 2/24/2012 5:28PM

    I so agree with you. If we don't take care of ourselves first, and that is not a selfish thing, we will not be able to take care of others! emoticon

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ALEXAALEXA 2/24/2012 5:14PM

    Good blog. unfortunately,is not your fault. we have been intoxicated by the system-media,tv,magazines, even adult world tells things like : get slim, kid!

so when we were kids, it was not our fault we acted this way
but those who were in a good community were not treated like thisI bet you lived in a big city community,right? or demanding on you?

as we got adult the damage was done on our minds
yet, if we join a nice community, we will recover our respect and trust in ourselves and for others in the same situations

Comment edited on: 2/24/2012 5:16:27 PM

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PHILLYGIRL09 2/24/2012 4:45PM

    this blog kinda hits home for me. I didn't miss my 10-year reunion, but I missed my junior prom and my senior farewell. I wanted to lose weight to fit in, and none of the guys asked me to go because I was overweight. Not only have I found out that I fit in anyway, but I also have a guy who loves me the way I am. I wish I would have realized these things before now, and I also wish I had plucked up the courage to go to prom and farewell anyway, with or without a date..

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BELLALUCIA 2/24/2012 4:03PM

    Excellent blog, thanks for sharing hon!

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SUGAR0814 2/24/2012 3:42PM

    So true! I'm doing this for ME!

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MOM2DBA 2/24/2012 3:11PM

  Thanks for sharing!!

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AALIYANA01 2/24/2012 2:18PM

    amazing blog

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DEBLYNN323 2/24/2012 2:06PM

    emoticon ....great blog; puts things into perspective!

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HHB4181 2/24/2012 1:32PM

    Good for you!!

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KRISTEN_SAYS 2/24/2012 1:24PM

    So true! Thanks for posting!

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KELLIGIRL523 2/24/2012 1:08PM

    It's all about ME!


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DEEDEE007 2/24/2012 12:39PM

  Thank you! I need that! I am starting all over again for the last time!!!! emoticon

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CHIPLEY_FL 2/24/2012 12:10PM

    Thank you for sharing that wise post. I go back and for all the time on that one.

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