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There comes a time when autumn asks,


Sunday, September 30, 2012



“What have you been doing all summer?" Good question…

Ahhhh, my 3rd summer with Sparkpeople. What a blessing as I learned more and more about me. And what could be more beneficial to a healthy lifestyle than figuring out what/who pushes my buttons and floats my boat.



I like who I’m becoming. I feel better all the time. I can do more and appreciate where I am right now. Even when I think I’ve blown it nutritionally for the day I realize my calorie intake is far below what I use to eat and those calories are from whole foods not junk foods. My bad habits have been replaced with good habits and because it’s automatic now, thanks to SP, I’m thinking less about food and more about nutrition.



I’ve finally reached this mind set and count it as a goal. This is a huge hurdle for emotional eaters and I believe I’ve conquered it.



Small steps lead to giant strides as I continue to work on many aspects of my journey. Granted, it takes time and effort. Time I’m willing to put in and effort that’s been paying off since day one. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use the Sparkpeople trackers… they work!!



Another hurdle for me was the idea of diet versus lifestyle. I was always waiting to reach a certain weight or dress size to live. No more. I’m living and enjoying each day I’m blessed with. And I thank God for each and every one of YOU and all your support on this eye opening trek…



Join me in thanking summer for her long warm days and sweet memories and get ready to tackle the 4th quarter of 2012, with a fond farewell to September and a big embrace for autumn in all her splendor. No more Hail Mary diets!!! We are what we eat… so eat the best. We deserved it.



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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CANBDONE 10/28/2012 8:12AM

    I wish I knew how to imput pictures and where to find them...they brighten up your blog. Spark and wonderful friends like you have given me many hours of inspiration.

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LEXIE63 10/7/2012 3:36PM

    Fabulous blog! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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SUGARSMOM2 10/4/2012 12:30PM

  thank you for sharing . helping put words to journey.

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RAINBOWMF 10/4/2012 8:11AM

    Awesome blog

I soooooooooooo agree with you.

Mary

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JILL313 10/1/2012 10:27PM

    Thanks Linda, you put into words just how I feel about my Journey so far--we've both come a long way baby--LOL! I'm sure waiting for Autumn to begin here. It was in triple digits today, ugh. I'm so happy we're on this Journey together and feel very blessed to have a caring friend like you. I also love the picture of you in the beautiful woods--must have been on one of your family camping trips? Looking forward to getting healthier with Spark. It was my lucky day when I discovered the Spark website. It has honestly enriched my life. . .If I hadn't found Spark I probably would be still so happy still about my weight. . .We are blessed to be a part of a fabulous SP Journey! Have a great week!

Love,

Jill

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DONNABRIGHT 10/1/2012 12:39PM

    Awesome - thanks for sharing!

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123ELAINE456 10/1/2012 6:45AM

  Awesome Blog. Thank You for sharing with us. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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NEW-CAZ 10/1/2012 2:53AM

    emoticon you've come a long way. Have a wonderful autumn and enjoy being healthy emoticon emoticon

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FLEMIDG 10/1/2012 12:36AM

    What a wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Congratulations on your success.

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JINLYNN 9/30/2012 10:56PM

    emoticon Great blog! And all the best as you venture forth into the autumn!
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ESILBO 9/30/2012 8:13PM

    emoticon BLOG LINDA. I AGREE WITH YOU, WE FOUND A WAY TO HELP US LIVE TO THE MAX. SAME HERE, I DON'T WAIT TO BE SMALLER ANYMORE, I DO IT.
FOR MYSELF, OCTOBER IS THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY WITHOUT A CANE AND A WALKER.
WE KNOW TO JUST DO IT, TRACK AND EVERYDAY IS A NEW ONE.
emoticon FOR SHARING. GREAT PICTURE OF YOURSELF.
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TXMEMAW6 9/30/2012 8:11PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/30/2012 7:41PM

    Really awesome blog, Linda! I absolutely love the picture of you sitting in the woods. I agree...so many things have changed about me, within me and to me because of SP and this path I'm traveling with so many wonderful and smart friends just like you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Love, Jeannie
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JOANNS4 9/30/2012 7:07PM

    I love your blog and really can't agree more regarding the goals met. Thank you summer and I am looking forward to autumn. You have said it so well.
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