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The Ups and Downs of a Journey

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wow, where has these past 11 months gone to…it just seems like yesterday that I started on my journey for better health. I have not lost a lot poundage to date it is a 29 pound loss and unsure about inches since I did not measure but I sure its in the excess of 15 or more. I am a dedicated walker but I have had many detours off my eating plan. However, these past 11 months have made me a healthier person and a happier person than I have been in the last 15 years or more. This way of life has allowed me to live instead of existing. I am trying things out of my comfort zone, I will be participating in an 8K walk/run next month and I am pumped about that event. So, the purpose of this journal is if anyone has doubts about continuing on the Journey, everyone has set backs and has detours but the main thing is to never give up….NEVER!!!
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    emoticon I think a common mistake is thinking that the changes we make will result in marvelous, instant success. We all experience success in stages--rarely in the speedy fashion we dream about. The one thing I knew when I started Spark was that this time was going to be different; it was going to be done right. My expectation is that I will lose slowly because it's the best way to get where I want to be. I have given up on any "quick fix" and have accepted the fact that a life change is the only way I will achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    1649 days ago
    I agree with never giving up, though there've been times I have. As long as we pick ourselves up and keep moving forward, we will one day reach our goals! Great blog! emoticon
    1651 days ago
    1652 days ago
    Thank you for reminding me that detours do not mean it's time to g ive up. I am trying hard to stay on track and stress is my trigger. I need to hear/see/read daily to remind me the journey isn't about a good day or a bad day, it's about the life time journey.
    Best wishes.
    1652 days ago
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