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Friday, November 30, 2012

So now I am down 31 pounds in exactly 3 months.

People now look at me like I used to look at others. They look at me with awe and I see the defeat in their eyes. They think what I thought, that could never be me. Ionce thought losing weight would be the hardest thing in the world and that I couldn't possibly do it...especially as much as I needed to lose. Then I found Spark People.

The first motivational story I viewed was a working mother of four who lost 130 pounds in a little over a year. That is when I knew I could do it. That is when I knew I was worth it too!

Since that day I do the best I can to encourage women and men. I want to see that defeat gone from their eyes. I want them to know it is possible.

I hear, I am just not motivated. What that means is, I don't think I am worth it.
I hear, I just couldn't do that. What that means is, I don't know how.
I hear, it is just too hard. What that means is, I am afraid to fail.

I have learned that to succeed you must put your faith and trust in God. All things are possible with God. No matter is too small or too great for Him. I have also learned that baby steps are the best. Start small. Do not make drastic changes or you will fail, it will be too hard, and then you will not feel worth it at all. If you start small, you can stick with it. It will be slow. But that first pound is awesome! The next 4 are liberating. By the first 10 you are hooked.

I want everyone to know....if I can do it then so can you. I am not special. I am not an overly dedicated, workout guru, self discipline queen. I just know that I am tired of hating myself and being miserable and that I am worth the effort to be happier. Especially for my God, who wants me to be happy, my husband, my children, my family, my friends, my job.....

I am me....and me is pretty good.
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DARKCHILD 12/27/2012 10:49AM

    Excellent blog! Just the reminder I need that it doesn't have to be all or nothing..I can do something everyday that will help me reach my goal! Thanks!

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CM_GARDNER78 12/14/2012 12:57AM

    Fantastic!!! You are awesome!! :-) Thanks for sharing - I needed to hear what you had to say tonight! As a busy mom, it's nice to know others have gone down the path you are starting on! :-) (((HUGS)))

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TIME4TRACY 12/10/2012 2:19AM

    Amen. Great post and very encouraging.

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FIT4MEIN2013 12/5/2012 1:04AM

    Beautiful blog!

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LUCINDARW 12/4/2012 11:45PM

    Thanks for sharing your feelings that about sums up me.

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LLBLOVER 12/4/2012 7:53PM

    VERY well put! Congratulations on your success, and thank you for the inspiration!

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RONNIEHUEY 12/4/2012 6:03PM

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IRISHGIRL3 12/4/2012 1:00PM

    What an awesome post! Congrats!

(BTW - I needed this motivation today more than you know - thank you!!!!)

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DRIFTERGAL 12/4/2012 12:32PM

  That is exactly me. I struggle with those same feelings you express. I appreciate you putting it into words. You are an inspiration to me.


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HORSESX4 12/4/2012 11:52AM

    Thanks I needed this blog today....

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FARIS71 12/4/2012 10:55AM

    Awesome!

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DOOBIE893 12/4/2012 10:41AM

    Motivating! Thank you for sharing.

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FIRECOM 12/4/2012 10:34AM

    I love it when a plan comes together.

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BEACHBUM4LIFE 12/4/2012 9:45AM

    Loved this blog!!

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STAYCXL-NOMORE 12/4/2012 9:26AM

    Amen , congrats to your success I totally feel you !! Wish you much success in your journey !!
Stayc

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1PENNY11 12/4/2012 9:10AM

  YOU are inspiring!

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NEWTINK 12/4/2012 12:17AM

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SOLOMUA 12/3/2012 8:18PM

    Your blog is exactly what it is, motivating and moving! Thank you, and keep up the good work, we are all so worth it!!

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LADYGSC 12/3/2012 7:17PM

    emoticon blog!! You have said things that I identify with!! I'm still on this journey and with God's help I will succeed. Be blessed and spark on!!!

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JROZ87 12/3/2012 11:53AM

  You are amazing! Great Job! I am at the starting point of this exact goal! I look forward to being where you are right now! I'm a "regular Joe" too but I can do it!! :)
Keep Up the hard work!

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ANDRIANA11 12/3/2012 11:05AM

    I am so glad to have read this. I too thought it was not possible. But I did most of it I lost 22 kg in 7 months and I am almost at my ideal weight. I too am a believer and could not have done it without prayers and perseverance. Now my challenge is to keep at this healthy range. I know I can do it and that I have the best weapon the faith in being able to do it. Well done with your weightloss. Although I do not know you personally. I will keep you in my prayers.
Let's stay strong and keep healthy
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FATHINSN 12/3/2012 7:40AM

    Thanks for sharing this, i really need this to increase back my motivation of losing weight!

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GREENCAT1 12/3/2012 5:13AM

    Very inspiring! Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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1DRWOMAN 12/3/2012 4:24AM

    Congrats on your success! :) whoooo hoooo

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SLFGOLF 12/3/2012 1:03AM

    Your words are so true! Thanks for helping others. That is what is so great about other sparkers. So many want to help others. emoticon

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REENIE131 12/2/2012 10:55PM

    Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

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LISALANA 12/2/2012 8:55PM

  I am willing to try again. I don't know if I can do it; I've never done it before, but I have to try. Your blog was inspiring.

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ANGELONE11 12/2/2012 8:26PM

    emoticon Very motivating!

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You just brought tears to my eyes. You are an inspiration! Congratulations on you success and please keep motivating the rest of us.

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JCRAFT6 12/2/2012 3:59PM

    thanks just what I needed. I am not just doing this for me it is for my God who made me.

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YOBOELI 12/2/2012 3:27PM

    Thank you that was a wonderful Blog Good Luck

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CHOCOCAT78 12/2/2012 1:27PM

    Your story is so encouraging. Thank you and I can't wait to get started on my own weight loss journey :)

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FATBASTICH 12/2/2012 12:41PM

    way to go!

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FIFTYFOUR2 12/2/2012 12:20PM

    You look great! Please keep taking care of yourself - you are worth it. Don't do what I did and wait until you are in your 50s to start taking even a little time foryourself without feeling guilty. Enjoy the holidays. You will sparkle!


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CYNSATIONAL2BE 12/2/2012 11:35AM

    Great post! I look to SP everyday to keep me motivate and on track, and it's posts like yours that continue to reinforce the belief that I can do it. emoticon

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INTOTHESOUTH 12/2/2012 11:12AM

    You are awesome!!

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NUMD97 12/2/2012 10:35AM

    Very well said. Thanks for posting.

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SISSYB3 12/2/2012 10:06AM

    What a beautiful blog! Thank you! emoticon Renee

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FLYER99 12/2/2012 10:06AM

    What wonderful encouragement for me on this day! Just what I need. Thanks!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 12/2/2012 10:02AM

    Congrats on your success -- Sounds like you are spreading the spark everywhere you go now! Great blog, thanks for sharing!

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HENLADY11 12/2/2012 9:22AM

  Logged on this morning looking for help to get myself started...and there you were!!
Thank you sister!

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/2/2012 8:14AM

    You think you're not special?? You're pretty darn special to me!! FANTASTIC JOB and FANTASTIC POST!! You're an inspiration!

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WILSON1926 12/2/2012 6:43AM

    Thank you for the post.
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