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Thursday, August 16, 2012

I love to work in my yard. I love flowers, birds, butterflies, clouds, sunshine, rain and even snow. I just love the outdoors. I have a raised bed in the back of my house and this year in one corner I planted a whole package of sunflower seeds. Only one came up. It grew and grew. The leaves got huge. It grew TALL. I began to think I was only going to have leaves then I saw something new forming. In about a week I was certain it would be a flower. It took another 2 weeks for that to open up and reveal the gorgeous bloom.



It was worth the wait.

Our journey is much like this sunflower. It takes TIME There is much work that doesn't seem to show progress but it's moving slowly along to a glorious "reveal". Like my seeds (I sowed a pkg. and got ONE) it may take several attempts to get headed the right direction.

Like the leaves and stem that had to grow strong and tall to support the flower you will have to invest time in exercise and nutrition to achieve your goal. Some of the aspects (drinking water, getting sleep, moving your body, building lean muscle) may not seem like direct steps toward weight loss but they are essential parts!

Your journey will take time. I planted this seed May 15th. It's now August 16! THREE months. I had to wait all that time for ONE flower but isn't it glorious?

So when you feel like the journey is taking forever and you are wondering if all the effort is worth it just remember my sunflower.

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CAROLZ1967 8/18/2012 12:33PM

    Great blog! Beautiful flower and love the connection with growing it to getting fit and healthy!!

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GODSBEST 8/18/2012 12:19PM

    Great comparison. Thanks.

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NEWCHINELO 8/18/2012 12:06PM

    thank you,darling!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/18/2012 12:01PM

    emoticon it!!

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SPOOKYTHECAT 8/18/2012 11:50AM

    I love this blog, thank you! emoticon

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NIKO27 8/18/2012 11:25AM

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BARB5970 8/18/2012 10:43AM

    Hope you don't mind, but I'm saving your photo to my computer so I can have it as a constant remember. I love the idea of comparing the growth process of that beautiful flower to my weight loss journey. You're so right... they both take time, but it will be so worth it!

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GAMAWBOOK 8/18/2012 10:37AM

    emoticon beautiful sun flower

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ANNREE1 8/18/2012 10:37AM

    Thank you for sharing. I love Sunflowers!

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JACKIE542 8/18/2012 10:21AM

    Love this blog, love your sunflower. emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 8/18/2012 9:27AM

    Great post

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IRISH813 8/18/2012 8:51AM

    I love sunflowers!! So beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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KIPPER15 8/18/2012 8:46AM

    Beautiful flower. Great Blog. emoticon

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STEADFASTNSEE 8/18/2012 8:44AM

  I loved this! What an analogy! HUGS

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FORBANDE 8/18/2012 8:21AM

    I so agree. It takes time. Slow and steady will yield beautiful results.

GORGEOUS!!

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NEW_PARADIGM 8/18/2012 8:19AM

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EDELWEISS33 8/18/2012 8:13AM

    awesome!

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WARMSPRINGDAY 8/18/2012 7:49AM

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We have several local fields of sunflowers here - first time I've ever seen live fields of sunflowers. So beautiful. I drive out of my way to see them. They fill my heart with joy. In fact, I have some pics posted on a recent picture blog.

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READE2MOVE2012 8/18/2012 3:51AM

  Pinkhope, I read two of your blogs and both were inspirational and thought provoking

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SBNORMAL 8/18/2012 2:48AM

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NELLBELLA26 8/18/2012 2:26AM

    I have a friend that loves sunflowers. She got a sunflower tattoo after reading a quote that Halle Berry had said after getting her sunflower tattoo.
"Sunflowers go through the dark times and the bright times and through it all they always reach for the sky,I think that's what my life is going to be about."
What a beautiful photo and perfect analogy. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 8/18/2012 2:04AM

    Beautiful, I love this blog.

Wonderful, even if it was one--- you are one and emoticon too!

Hugs Mary

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BLUEJEAN99 8/18/2012 1:27AM

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DANIELLE2013 8/18/2012 12:55AM

    Beautiful flowers

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HYATTI1 8/17/2012 11:46PM

    Great blog and fun to read.

Joanna

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ROCKYCPA 8/17/2012 11:40PM

    Great blog - beautiful flower

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VXWALL1942 8/17/2012 10:29PM

    I will bloom where I am planted...no matter how long it takes.

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PATRICIAANN46 8/17/2012 9:09PM

  Beautiful Sunflower and another great blog. You have a wonderful way of hitting the nail right on the head and reaching each of us. emoticon

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JAMER123 8/17/2012 9:05PM

    Perfect analogy!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts & inspirations.
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BIRDLSLAURIE 8/17/2012 9:00PM

    Perfect analogy and beautiful flower!

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_JODI404 8/17/2012 8:57PM

    Awesome blog, and GORGEOUS sunflower!!!

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JEANNINEMM68 8/17/2012 8:16PM

    Wonderful emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEMT 8/17/2012 6:49PM

    You are good! I thought this would only be about the sunflower! BTW great photo!

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JIBBIE49 8/17/2012 6:29PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 8/17/2012 6:12PM

    What a great comparison - and a lovely photo!

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REGILIEH 8/17/2012 3:16PM

    Amen!

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SJKENT1 8/17/2012 2:48PM

    Love the pic. some things in life are definitely waiting for!

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JENNY421 8/17/2012 1:56PM

  what a beautiful flower! woo hoo!

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MAMAOWLS 8/17/2012 1:52PM

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TATTER3 8/17/2012 1:39PM

    Fun!!!!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/17/2012 1:33PM

    That's an AWESOME point to make! And such a great correlation! emoticon Thanks for the reminder!!! :D

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WEEPINGANGEL74 8/17/2012 1:05PM

    emoticon beautiful

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/17/2012 12:46PM

  It's cheerful and lovely! and a great illustration toward the point you made. emoticon emoticon

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MIMIDOT 8/17/2012 12:30PM

    Beautiful flower. Thanks for the message. Gives me something to think about. I'll see how much I can do to improve myself in three months. Here goes!

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LDRICHEL 8/17/2012 11:30AM

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JALITH 8/17/2012 10:39AM

  Awesome and encouraging! emoticon

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TONYVAND1 8/17/2012 10:34AM

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