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The sweet feel of success.....

Friday, September 21, 2012

I have heard tell that in the first week of a diet, you can lose a bit more pounds all of the sudden, as if the body WANTS to drop weight quickly. I am...stunned as I step off the scale today, and see what I have accomplished over the past week. I do not consider this a diet, I am fully committed to a change in my lifestyle, but it is very VERY heartening to receive immediate positive results when you finally choose a plan.

Yes, I am going to gloat just a little right now! WOW!!!! AMAZING!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!!! I FEEL GOOD. I FEEL MOTIVATED, I FEEL EMPOWERED. I actually don't feel "thin", but I do fell more comfortable with myself today.

Now that that's done, and I have WHOOPED it up a bit, I want to share a thought or two more for myself and anyone who cares to read further.

Success will focus me, but I will not always have this level of success. I can feel amazing about what I have accomplished this week, but I must not allow the feeling to cloud my judgement. This is a LONG ROAD, and I expect to have many ups and downs, otherwise I would not appreciate the wonder of my achievements as much. I have been down this road before as I have said in previous blogs, and have found myself feeling thin and active one day, and then feeling thick and inactive the next.

I do not intend to go backwards. None of us intends to fail when we start off on a project, (yeah, ok, I guess there are people who convince themselves of failure initially and fail for that reason, and others who bite off more than they can chew which is a form of intentional failure, but most of us don't do that), but I know the truth, and that truth is I am subject to the failings of being human, a product of my past behavior, and there is more work that needs to be done to continue and maintain my success.

So I heartily and with all my effort of will make these promises to myself today.

I WILL endeavor to continue daily to change my lifestyle so I can accomplish my goals.

I will celebrate my successes, forgive myself when I slip up, and work hard to remember that every road has its turnings, it's hills and it's valleys, and I am walking a path for the rest of my life, not reaching and end.

I will try hard to write here daily, not only so that others can seek support from my words, but that I might ask those around me to continue to support my efforts with encouragement, positive thoughts, and the occasional boot to the head when necessary.

But once again...I have to say.....WOW. I feel good today, and will hold this positive feeling as long as I can and let it color all that I do today!

J.A.I.
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NETSUE64 9/21/2012 11:33AM

    Congratulations! I am so proud of you. You have really paid attention to the details and you deserve the result. I am a tad jealous, but you have a lot of catching up to do!

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BENNYTINNY 9/21/2012 10:44AM

    Jeff, congratulations on your immediate success. This is only the beginning and your successes (yes, and failures) will be many, but with your commitment there will be the reward of a healthy lifestyle. I have not yet reached my goals for healthy living, but my accomplishments so far are very rewarding. Wishing you much success. Benny

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