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I Choose to Refuse to Give Up!

Monday, October 22, 2012

I haven't been on the SparkPeople site for some time. I blame it on health issues, recent widow-hood, too much to do and too little time, too much depression. Well, you get the picture. But in spite of all my excuses, I know I have no valid reason.

Nobody tied my hands so I couldn't type. No-one force-fed me. No one wouldn't let me exercise. They were all my personal choices. But I can choose to change all that. I can choose to get better, healthier, slimmer. I can choose to get my diabetes under control. I can choose to be the best I can be. I can choose to live—not just exist.

So my pledge to myself is to start making good choices. And with your help and support, I can do it! And by being a friend and support to you I will strengthen my own commitment.

So here goes! Together we can change our world. Alone, in a vacuum, we probably won't change anything, least of all, ourselves. So I choose to refuse to give up! I WILL succeed!
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LINDAKAY228 10/24/2012 12:58PM

    Good to see you back. I know you can do it!!

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HELEN_BRU 10/24/2012 11:28AM

    Gee, I could have written that blog myself! No fun, that's for sure, and it just takes time to go through the process - so don't be hard on yourself.

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IDLETYME 10/24/2012 11:17AM

    With your new attitude, you will be able to do anything you decide to do. And - you have friends that you can call on. Take each day as it comes and do the best you can. emoticon Hugs Nancy

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PATRICIAAK 10/22/2012 8:37PM

    You've got my sympathy for your loss.
One step backward, two steps forward.

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JAMARIGOLD 10/22/2012 10:08AM

    Congratulations for choosing to take care of yourself and putting yourself at the top of your list. Way to go!!
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MARIANTONIA2 10/22/2012 7:33AM

    Yes, Nina, I agree with you. NEVER GIVE UP. Continue exercising, eating properlly, etc. If you fail one day, get up and come back. It's not easy, but we all can do it.

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Marian

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STALEYK 10/22/2012 5:24AM

    emoticon Wow you've been through so much. Yet as they've mentioned above....we can do this...one step at a time.....one day at a time. Begin with small things...water, better food choices...instead of deep fried...a grilled choice. The little things add up. You didn't get here overnight...we get heathier...one step at a time. Thanks for sharing. We are here for you!

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ZRIE014 10/22/2012 2:02AM

  you should never give up because this is the first day of the rest of your life. you want to make the most of your day and enjoy it the best way possible. emoticon

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JSMC10 10/22/2012 1:54AM

    First of all id like to say how sorry I am to hear that you are a widow :( second of all, don't beat yourself up about not coming on here, im sure we all completely understand as to what and it is sometimes for the best to take some time fully for yourself, with grief. Welcome back however and good luck on meeting your goals :)

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 10/22/2012 1:53AM

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Welcome Back! God Bless You!

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