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My Promise Not to Quit

Monday, April 16, 2012

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to Stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Signed: Barb, April 16, 2012

Taken from Blog of Esilbo. We are 'spreading the Spark.'

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIZZIE-BELLE1 11/27/2012 8:40PM


We are all in this together and we will make it through.

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CAREBEARS2078 4/16/2012 6:05PM

    way to go

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ESILBO 4/16/2012 4:09PM


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JILL313 4/16/2012 1:53PM

    Hi Barb, I also just posted up my short Pledge blog and I've always felt this way but somehow it makes it more official now. I honestly feel it was one of the best days of my life when I found Sparkpeople. I have a very long way to go in my Journey to lose weight and be healthier. . .but, giving up on my dream isn't going to happen in my Lifetime. Thank you for everything you do for the Team and I always love your positive comments and thoughts. I do agree with you as I've been and am on quite a few Teams and none of them come close to how Special and Caring that Our Team is--Love all the People! Have a Wonderful Week!



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PATTYCAKE17 4/16/2012 12:38PM

    What is the alternative? If life is a journey, you will be on a journey anyway, so you might as well make it about YOU, since it's YOUR JOURNEY!! Wish you all the best.
Put your faith in God and he will see you through even when you don't have the strength to see yourself through! emoticon emoticon

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RAINA413 4/16/2012 11:29AM

    Welcome to Spark People!! I am so glad you are here!

This is a great place to begin your weight loss journey. There are so many amazing resources to benefit from. From the fitness and nutrition trackers, to the teams and groups where you can get endless amounts of support, motivation, and advice to the articles which will make you fitness and health smart!

My best advice for you since you are new would be to set a goal for each day. It really helps give you focus and a sense of accomplishment. Also, I have to say I never used to be much for exercising, but it really is key! Use both your nutrition tracker and fitness tracker properly and accurately and you are guaranteed results!!

I started off slow. Best advice I can give you is to buy a decent pedometer. If you can reach 10,000 steps a day then you are considered to have a very active lifestyle. That is one big step towards a healthier you and it is an attainable fitness goal you can reach every day! From there walk on the treadmill or in your neighborhood. This is how I started off. Just walking. Slowly I began to go a bit faster then a bit faster. Before I knew it I was walking one minute jogging the next. This "break" between jogs soon became shorter and shorter the more often I trained. Now I am running 8 miles a day! Just take it slow. Baby steps. Focus on one goal at a time and before you know it you will be well on your way!!

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RFJSJ50 4/16/2012 11:02AM

    We're all in this together! Stay positive and focus on making it through "one day or one hour or one meal" at a time!

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