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Slip, Slidin' Away

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Remember that song? The chorus goes something like this:

Slip, slidin' away.
Slip, slidin' away.
You know the nearer your destination,
the more you're slip, slidin' away.

This last month or so I've felt like I was slip, sliding away from my destination and from what I know works for me. I was looking for (and finding) excuses to not eat properly and excuses to make poor choices. I was talking the talk without walking the walk; I was easing up on the exercise, which is always easy for me to do since I don't like it much. And, I was whining (mostly to myself) about my lack of progress.

This morning I had a heart to heart talk with myself and decided the “buck stops here” and I can and will re-commit myself to this happier and healthier ME that I am slowly letting emerge from the layers of fat surrounding ME. Recently I've become complacent on this journey and I haven't focused very well for awhile. I acknowledge that and take responsibility for my actions.

So, here I am...feeling energized and again ready to take on the world. But, before I do, I want to say thank you to all my SparkFriends for your ongoing support and love and help that you sometimes don't even know you're giving!! Thank you for sharing your stories of successes and struggles, for your humanness and insecurities, and above all your friendship! As we travel this road together nothing can stop us and I know we'll be able to accomplish all we are working so hard to do! As we're moving forward, I'll focus on that, and on the fat that is slip, slidin' away from the real ME!

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TUBLADY 3/20/2012 6:10PM

    I remember that song, and that's a good one to remember , "Not to let all the good work we have done, slip away.".
It's so easy to get caught up in the everyday life and before you know if , you have slipped back two months. We work so hard to lose a pound and can gain it back in a hot minute. But since it is so hard to lose, we will not gain any of those hard earned lost pounds back. Let that be your mantra.
I know we have busy lives, we schedule all kind of activities. You have to schedule time for yourself. Time to plan your meals and exercise. Make it a priority. You can do it.
There should be nothing more important than your health. And losing weight and getting fit will improve your health.
We are all traveling on the road to a better healthy life, we are just at different places on the same road.
Think of it as a trip, each day brings some new to enjoy in your life.
Take care,
Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TORTILLAFLATS 3/20/2012 5:36PM

    Jeannie, I don't know how I missed this Blog but I am so glad I found it. That is what happened to me on our last trip south. It is so hard to stay on program when friends always want to go here or there and out to eat, and then all those pot lucks. When is there time to eat right or get our exercise in. I was to busy playing hand and foot or Bingo. So I am so happy you came to your sences early. I struggled with mine quite a few months before Tisha Spark Mailed me on my second anniversary last April. So thanks to tublady I am back.
I love going but its better being home for me.
Hugs, Gail

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SUE_2U 3/20/2012 4:52PM

    Good song for us to exercise to! Keeps us in mind of our goals, for certain!

Thanks for the kind words on my blog...
Spark On!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 3/2/2012 10:08PM

    HI Jeannie !! This is EXACTLY why we did NOT want to stop the winter challenge all together, because we KNEW as leaders that WE ALSO WOULD do this , let ALONE MANY on the team, so yes hon, we've kept the team going ! Maybe it was SELFISH of us, but hey it was ALSO NICE Of us, for it also BENEFITED ALL OF US ! WOOHOOOOO !!!! WE WANTED THIS FOR ALL OF US !!!! To help memembers such as urself to THINK this over, to REACH DEEP DOWN INDOWN Inside of themselves and see "hey, whats IN HERE? Where AM I? And WHERE IS IT I "WANT" to GO"? And you are now FOLLOWING THIS to the T !!! We aer so PROUD OF YOU Jeannie !!! SO PROUD OF YOU hon !!

So now the words are the EASY Part of it, now to REALLY FOLLOW THRU !! How about making that "vision collage"? And putting it where you can SEE IT? Put on it, things that you WANT to do as you SLIM DOWN ! WOOOHOOOO as well as how you will achieve this? Keep it simple enough so it makes sense to you, yet compliated enough to keep you INTERESTED in it. HAVE FUN !!! YOU GO KIDDO !! YOU GO !! HAVE FUN !! ENJOY IT !!!!!! Please post a blog of it, make SURE I knnow about it,,,so i can also see it, in case I am really busy and do not see it.

WE ALL CARE !!

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GRANDMACOO 3/2/2012 5:56AM

    Sometimes being honest with ourselves is the hardest step; congrats on taking that first step to continue your journey. We CAN get it done and watch it "slip, slide away"!

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RFJSJ50 2/29/2012 11:26PM

    Hey - Have you been reading my mind (what little bit of it that there is)! I've decided that March is going to be MY month and I AM determined to be successful!
We can do this!
Sheila

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MASTERPIECE8 2/29/2012 1:47PM

    emoticon You have written a great blog. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. It's how we learn. I know you can do it, my friend.



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CJMOK1121 2/29/2012 11:56AM

    Jeanie: Thank you for your blog, So glad you didn't slip, slide away from us. That is what I usually do is start that slip and slide process and then I've even slip and slide away from SP. You are a great leader and thank you again for sharing. I know its got to be hard being in AZ and sticking to a healthy program. I know you will do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I'm staying with you.

YOUR SP FRIEND: CJ from OK.

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SPEEDY143 2/28/2012 8:11PM

    Yeah, February has NOT been my best month since joining SP... thank God it's a short month emoticon I've got my ducks in a row and ready to "MARCH" to a different drummer towards Spring... hopefully by months end I'll be using my cane like a Majorettes baton and back on the path to better health emoticon

We can do this emoticon Linda

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TXGRANDMA 2/28/2012 7:30PM

    We all have to sit down sometimes and have a good, rousing talk with ourselves! So proud of you for digging down inside and finding the all important motivation!
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FUTUREHOPE49 2/28/2012 6:28PM

    emoticon Good luck! emoticon

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RUFFIT 2/28/2012 4:40PM

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GRANNYSUE9 2/28/2012 3:49PM

    You wrote that perfectly. That happens to all of us from time to time, but the important thing is to get your focus back and do what you know works for you. Sounds like you have a firm hold on this one.

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JILL313 2/28/2012 3:23PM

    Jeannie, You've had great success so far but you've had that bump in the road and now a wake up call so you will focus again on making WL one of your top priorities again. I really admire your honesty as I kind of suspected it was getting harder for you especially being you're on vacation and eating out more. I'm the Queen of Excuses myself so I'm trying to do what I know I need to do. I have great Faith in your ability to get going again and do what you figured out you have and will go back to doing. Go get'em Jeannie!! I think the "World" of you and want you to keep having Success.

Love,

Jill

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_KATHY 2/28/2012 3:15PM

    Oh yeah... I have been there very recently. You are right to acknowledge your progress. You've been moving along very well. You know what works and it sounds like you are motivated in actually getting back to doing what works. For me, I started by logging my food again. Every day! I'm hoping the rest of "what works" will follow. Actually, hoping is not the best word for that. You said it up there, commitment works. We can do this!
Hugs
Kathy

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ESILBO 2/28/2012 3:12PM

    WHAT CAN I ADD TO THAT...YOU GOT IT SISTER, I WILL FOLLOW YOU...THANK YOU
LOVE
LISE

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