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Better Yet, WHO motivates YOU???


Sunday, September 23, 2012

I just wrote a blog the other day asking What Motivates You. But, since we are all here on Spark, a better question might be. . . WHO motivates you???

And WHY???

I'm a self-starter myself. Oh someone might "light the fire" but in the end, it is how I respond and keep it up that matters.

I learned a long time ago that no one can do the work for you. So the sooner you get down to it, the better. You don't have to take leaps and bounds - just one step at a time. And consistency counts!

And that's how I lost and kept off over 20 lbs. with Spark since I originally started in 2007.

What happened between then and now? I was under a lot of stress and it wasn't until my husband died last year that I gave myself the full attention I needed. I immediately started seeing a chiropractor because of many back problems.

Right now I eat a modified Low Carb diet

I do special exercises that the chiro. gave me along with some Leslie Sansome tapes.

In spite of being a loner, I do love to hear from other Sparkers. Maybe we can keep each other Inspired - and reach our goals !

Let's all emoticon because I know

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Helen





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IDLETYME 10/26/2012 11:25AM

    You are a great motivator for us. We're all in this together and - I'm always here for you!!! Hugs, Nancy emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/24/2012 10:22PM

    I agree with you. My Hubby can give me support and encouragement, but it is up to me if I get out the door and make my day productive. Great blog. For sure, we can encourage each other to keep going!! emoticon

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POLYANNA2 9/25/2012 4:40PM

    Helen, over the years I have learned to become my own motivator. Every time a friend would approach me with a plan to be a workout buddy and then couldn't make the appointed time, (which always happened) I would become de-motivated. I now do my own thing and if someone would like to join me that day, the more the merrier, but I don't depend on them.
My Spark Friends keep me motivated with challenges and recognition for jobs well done, and, of course, the act of contributing to others is motivating, but I know I'm the only one who can really get this done.
There's whole bunches of us loners out here, but we have come together and we are going to motivate ourselves all the way to goal - woo hoo!!!
If you ever find yourself in need of a motivational kick, please come to your old friend Carol - I'm always ready, willing and able to administer them...lol
Great blog, Helen - got me thinking.
Hugs....Carol

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777ARTEMIS777 9/25/2012 12:10PM

    I am motivated by my daughters. All three of them are so full of life and always ready to go. I DO NOT want them to get in a rut like me, which they will if they see how I live life. I am willing in spirit, my body needs a kick start. :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/24/2012 9:02PM

    I'm motivated by my MIL's best friend who is 87 and has the body of a 25 year old and looks half her age. She is smart and funny and fun and healthy.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/24/2012 5:50PM

    I'll try to keep in touch, more !
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JEANSHEP2 9/23/2012 3:02PM

    My friend, this is a true blog. I am a self starter and although I welcome direction sometimes with the formats of some of our challenges, I do stay much to myself.

I love my Spark friends and it gives me incentive to go forward as I don't have the outlet for other friends.

Great thoughts, Helen, glad you are my friend.

Jean

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1EMMA2011 9/23/2012 2:56PM

    Hi, I'm a loner too. We all just keep trying together. I am sorry about the loss of your husband. It's good that you are seeing someone for your back. So great to read your blog - always inspirational and right on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CORKYTHEMOM1 9/23/2012 1:13PM

    emoticon emoticon Helen, thank you for another GREAT blog! Though, we have learned to be our own motivators, it's knowing that we are NEVER alone in this wonderful journey of ours. TOGETHER, We CAN and WILL turn each goal into extraordinary results! You, Helen, are an INSPIRATION to me! WOOHOO!!


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SHOES17 9/23/2012 12:45PM

    That is so true. I was thinking about that the other day. I have been frustrated at the gym because my favorite trainer has been gone. However, I finally decided if I was going to move forward I had to do it for myself. I went to one of the other trainers and asked for help. He was more than glad to help. However, I had to initiate the change and push forward. Sometimes you have to be the one to initiate the change. Example coming to Sparks. Once you start others can really help you a long the way. Good Luck on your journey!

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PERSISTANT123 9/23/2012 11:36AM

    emoticon I agree that we all have to be our primary motivator, I also get inspiration from my SparkFriends ... especially when I've done something without thinking. Then I lean on them to get back into the game!
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COCHESE321 9/23/2012 11:25AM

    My daughter motivates me. She doesn't try to. She doesn't know she does it. But she is amazing.

I am a loner, myself. I prefer walking alone, hanging out in my own space, working out at the gym by myself. I like to read and do other things that are not exactly group endeavors. But my daughter has lost over 80 lbs on the same program I am now following, and we share this experience like we never did Weight Watchers.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/23/2012 11:02AM

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SWEDE_SU 9/23/2012 10:48AM

    i think the dedication has to come from within ourselves, but the team feeling, that emoticon together, makes a big difference! emoticon emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 9/23/2012 9:54AM

    You do have to be our own motivator. This is not something anyone else can do for you. Others can support and help, but they can not make you not eat something or make you get up and exercise.

There are many sparkies that help me, but at the end of the day it is up to me to follow through.

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ESILBO 9/23/2012 9:45AM

    OF COURSE HELEN, WE ARE IN IT ALL TOGETHER.
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LISE

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