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Monday, July 30, 2012

Blogs are a great way to keep yourself focused. Have you ever written a letter or email and decided to wait a day to send it, then realized how thankful you were you didn't actually send it? Well that is kind how I view blogging in regards to weight loss. I find that sometimes, in the moment, I am just so caught up in my emotions and feelings (anger, sadness, even happiness) that I just want to jump right to some cookie or something to "calm me down." Yeah well that is ironic, isn't it? I think what I really want is to just "let it out." Whether it's happy or sad, frustrated or excited, confused or dead on.

I'm a person who is motivated visually. I like to see. Just browsing through success stories, motivational quotes or pictures, or seeing a jogger motivates ME to get going. Gosh just finding all these new photos gets my heartbeat up a bit and I think I may just go for another run now! But the problem is, that motivation fades. Tomorrow, that song doesn't push me anymore like it did in my run the day before. Friday, that picture looks more unrealistic that motivating. Maybe that jogger is just naturally a runner. It's so much easier to sit on the couch then do that ab workout... You see what I mean? And I am also visually motivated.. as in I want to see results. So wait, I just ate clean all day and went for a run and I don't look like those olympic beach volleyball girls yet? Screw this I'm done. (Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist, all or nothing too... I'll blog about that soon I imagine..)

But if I can find a way to push through, whether a blog, a picture, a song, a pair of skinny jeans, to keep me FOCUSED then maybe I will be a beach volleyball olympian one day.... err, or just a happy healthy fun loving college gal emoticon

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SUN_N_SEA 10/16/2012 9:23AM

    So true! And it's for exactly these reasons the Spark seems to work so well.. it's a constant influx of new and exciting visual motivation! There is always somebody out there in your same boat; we're not alone in our struggles, and this community is here to remind us of that in every moment of doubt.. look at the people who have started so far away from their goals, only to meet, surpass, and maintain them.. even inspiring others like us now on the way! So let's not be so hard on ourselves, let's have a little patience, and keep moving forward!


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JITZUROE 8/2/2012 10:02AM

    Nice blog! I can tell that just writing down whats goin on in your noggin has helped you to not only line up those goals, buy focus more on your ultimate goals.

The day to day goals are critical. They help to rebuild you when you are down, rope you in when you sstray, and pat you on the back when you achieve even a tiny goal for the day.
I need to get back to setting daily goals myself. I seem to have thrown all of my goals out of the window once i was admitted to the hospital. That certainly wont help my body respond to all of these medications and treatments to get outta here.
After i finish this post i am going to set some daily goals, no matter how small.
Thanks for the reminder,

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MELIBUG 7/30/2012 10:25PM

    You GO GIRL - stay strong and all the results will be what you desire!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 7/30/2012 11:23AM

    Everyday may be a need for a different motivator - perhaps a months worth - until you find your own groove to keep you moving & start feeling like or seeing your own beach volleyball player in the mirror.

I am extremely impatient with myself so I swear I have 2 months worth of get-going stuff to keep me motivated. Thankfully nature doesn't charge $20 everytime I want to be out in it, otherwise I'd be broke!! :)

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BONDMANUS2002 7/30/2012 11:07AM

  good for you - go for it

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