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It Ain't Easy....

Thursday, October 11, 2012

That's for sure. One thing I'm realizing is that weight loss is different from everyone. I look on Youtube and on SP blogs and I see so many success stories and tips on how to lose weight and keep it off for good...

But one thing I have finally come to terms with is that what works for them does not work for me. I have tried tips from others and tried to follow diet plans, all to no avail. Before, I always used to question myself, "What's wrong with me? What is the difference between me and them? Am I so messed up that I can't do what others can do?" But this is not the healthy approach....

One thing I do know is that I have to learn to love myself enough to WANT to get healthy. At times, I daydream about how good my life will be once I lose weight...I'll have the perfect job, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect body, the perfect personality....BUT NOTHING IN LIFE IS PERFECT!!!! And I can't wait to lose weight before I start enjoying life...I have to love life now so that even if I never lose weight, I will still love myself. For the past years, ever since I have wanted to lose weight, I have always wanted to do it for the wrong reasons. I have always wanted to lose weight so that I would be prettier, more attractive... But that won't last forever....I have to love myself enough to want to take care of myself....

Today is the day that it all starts....No longer will I put life on hold, waiting to lose weight before I really start LIVING. From now on, I will love myself and focus on improving myself, not for the sake of vanity, but for the sake of living a long, healthy life.

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BEACHY_KEEN 10/12/2012 9:06AM

    Do it girl! You have to find your reasons and they have to mean enough to you. I like the living a long healthy life one. Watching my Mom age has shown me that I need muscle mass, flexibility, and energy if I want to be able to enjoy my life as long as possible. That and being the best Mom possible to my daughter keeps me motivated. Find the flame that lights YOUR spark and remember it - whatever it is when times get hard. Because they will. Remember it when you fail. Because you will. We all do. But it's what happens after you fall that determines the trajectory of your course. Get back up, keep going, keep pushing and don't give up. Most importantly, remember YOUR reason! emoticon

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LIABOOTY 10/12/2012 7:18AM

    That's great. If you love your body now, you'll love it even more when you lose the weight. Youtube and Sparkpeople are there to encourage us you know. They are there to remind us that we can also do it. Whenever I feel like giving up, I will spend the day watching youtube for inspiration and when I'm done I feel empowered and stronger. There's only one way to loose weight and it's through proper nutrition and exercise. There's no magic pill. So put in the work and keep pushing. Remember that all of us on Sparkpeople are going through the same journey and we are here to support and encourage you. Don't give up on your health and on YOU emoticon

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YOBOELI 10/11/2012 8:48PM

    It is hard and no one person is the same. You have to find that one thing that you love and you know that works will work. You can do this because it is for you. Just keep trying.

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JO28352 10/11/2012 8:12PM

    You can do this!!! Hang in there!!! emoticon

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