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Best kept secret weapon...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sorry, no big revelatory message today. Just a mild epiphany or sorts, if you will.

I had stark moment of clarity this morning while sitting on the toilet (don't be horrified--it's where some of the best thinking gets done--LOL). I was thinking back to my periods of past weight loss, looking for the common denominator and WHY I had been successful. I came to ONE very simple realization--I was utterly relentless in my drive, determination and most importantly, my DESIRE to change--to be healthier. Notice I did not say "skinnier" as that is just a by-product. However, in my overarching desire to be FITTER, to be able to leap several stairs in a single bound without breathing heavy, to eat healthy, to get better sleep, to be strong, to see my muscles pop, to look better clothed AND feel good nekkid, I lost weight--and I did it one day at time making what may have appeared to be small, insignificant decisions that all added up to one BIG lifestyle change.

I may have climbed on and off the weight loss rollercoaster on occasion but I know what needs to be done--cuz I've DONE it. And I can do that again--take small steps everyday that lead to a better, healthier, cuter ME-- again and again and aGAIN.


After all--my best kept secret weapon is, well, me!

Let's see how we can make it the best. day. ever. And the day after that. And the day after that. And the day after that...Until. And during those "in-between" periods when we might not get it "right" all the time, let's just decide to love and treat ourselves gently, shall we?

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEADYBEAR77 11/6/2012 6:44PM

    This is a great word. Weight loss begins in your mind with the determination to never quit.

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MISSROCKABILLY 11/3/2012 11:30AM

    That's a little more than a mild epiphany, sweetie, that's huge! Lots of people never seem to realize that at all. I'm glad you're striving for healthy, not skinny, too. That's my goal also.

Love this, and love you!!

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 11/2/2012 10:13PM

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LIVELAUFLUV 11/1/2012 5:33AM

    Thank you so much for posting this! Congratulations on your success emoticon

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 10/31/2012 8:46PM

    AMEN! I'm a firm believer in learning to speak kindly to yourself. The attitude is key and you are simply radiating positive beams in this blog!
Hey Cutie!LOL!!!!

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LADYGSC 10/31/2012 8:20PM

    Well said!! Let's do this because we can!!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/31/2012 2:38PM


Keep that secret weapon primed and ready to use!

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/31/2012 2:24PM

    Great blog. I'm voting for it. Thanks. (Very true!)

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REFFIE1 10/31/2012 2:22PM

    Wonderful blog, full of inspiration. It is totally true that healthy changes practiced consistently works. Slow and steady is maintainable. Congratulations on that great insight and for sharing it with us all. emoticon

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OKBACK2ME 10/31/2012 12:13PM

    Great Blog! Yes determination is definately the key!

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