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Tuesday, July 24, 2012



I can only speak for myself, though I imagine some of you will relate. I spent way too many years sitting passively by, hoping that I would somehow, magically, wake up one day and not be so overweight. But the only thing those years of wishing got me was older.

Two years ago, I tried something different. Instead of wishes, I acted. Instead of dreaming, I acted. Instead of hoping, I acted. And those actions combined together to truly change my life.

I was this guy:


Now, I'm this guy:


Sure, my dreams sparked the desire for change, but it was my actions that made that change a reality.

So... what are your dreams? And what actions are you taking to make them come true?
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DIANNEMT 8/13/2012 7:42AM

    I am also "moving"!! Thanks for sharing.

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HANDYV 8/12/2012 3:34AM

    My motto now "How bad do you want it?" emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/9/2012 4:42PM

    wow.

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DONNA5281 8/7/2012 10:07PM

 


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IMSOOZEEQ 8/4/2012 2:38AM

    I am working on something that I NEVER thought I would even want to do. I joined the 5k Your Way team and I am training to walk my first 5k. I don't know when I will actually do it but I am training and I hope that one day, I will be running. I can't even believe I just said that! lol

Great blog! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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MANILUS 8/2/2012 12:43PM

    Congrats on making the change, keep up the great work!!

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LEALOWE 8/1/2012 3:17PM

    Love it. Thank you.

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THEIS58 7/31/2012 5:15PM

    I am totally inspired!

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LOVEXAVIE 7/30/2012 11:15AM

  So thrilled for you and inspired by you!
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  You are an ins! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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THEIS58 7/28/2012 4:39AM

    Love this! Thank you.

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CAMROLA 7/27/2012 12:20PM

    Inspirational!!!



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PATTISTAMPS 7/26/2012 9:56AM

    Good for you! I remember when you were just starting... (I was patsdiary back then) and am really inspired by your success! I want to act like you!!!

Have a GREAT day!
Patti

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PENOWOK 7/26/2012 6:23AM

    Great!

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ROCKYCPA 7/25/2012 10:31PM

    What a great accomplishment! You are an inspiration!

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You look great & I bet you feel great!!

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KIPPER15 7/25/2012 8:06PM

    Great blog emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 7/25/2012 6:35PM

  Great advice........ emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 7/25/2012 5:33PM

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Action is indeed the most important ingredient.

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JIBBIE49 7/25/2012 5:25PM

    emoticon Wonderful to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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SPECIALGURL7 7/25/2012 3:08PM

    Can't just sit and expect it to come to you, you've got to move and take control. emoticon

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SSEARE 7/25/2012 2:44PM

  You are so right. Your dreams will never happen if you don't act and bring them to life. Acting has changed my life and it has obviously changed yours.

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OPENLOTUS333 7/25/2012 2:27PM

  I love the member comments & blogs! Wanna say, "we're all in this 2 gether" Me? Feeling stronger thru Spark People. You are an inspiration! Thanx!

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 7/25/2012 2:16PM

  Tha "post-it" at the top says it all...the journey towards a healthy life is accepting that I am resposnible for myself. No dreamin', wishin', hopin' or worryin' will get me there...just the hard work!!

I love your "was this guy" "now I'm this guy" photos!
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DUSTYGIRL25 7/25/2012 1:59PM

    And you are truly an inspiration to us all... emoticon emoticon

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MOMMY445 7/25/2012 1:30PM

    way to go! what an amazing blog! thanks for sharing!

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TONYVAND1 7/25/2012 1:15PM

  emoticon I too have taken action and now exercise every day and track my food.

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FUNFROG79 7/25/2012 11:48AM

    Great picture!

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SAINTBETH 7/25/2012 10:52AM

    Good take on it. Thanks.

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CALLIKIA 7/25/2012 9:14AM

    As someone once told me... "Wish in one hand and poo in the other...see which one fills up faster." The action is what counts. The action makes the reality come about.

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ANGIEJAY77 7/25/2012 9:04AM

    needed to read this this morning. Thank you for posting!!!

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MIMIDOT 7/25/2012 8:59AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing. Action's the answer!

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LAURIE5658 7/25/2012 8:34AM

    You just ooze with nothing but awesomeness!

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REGILIEH 7/25/2012 8:34AM

    AMEN!!!

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