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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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HANDYV 12/2/2012 1:03AM

    So nicely put - makes me see things in a new light. emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/2/2012 12:31AM

    Thanks for sharing, very inspirational.

Have a great week,

Karen

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TERRIH8118 12/1/2012 10:59PM

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AJB121299 12/1/2012 10:11PM

    Great job

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LEANIE64 12/1/2012 9:18PM

    I just love your words of wisdom..Thankyou for posting such a wonderful God story..I too love the Lord and through Him all things are possible..even me loosing weight. Your words are so true !!

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/1/2012 8:58PM

    Congratulations!! Nice post.

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ANGY42 12/1/2012 8:40PM

  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.


Thanks for sharing that! all of the above is howing im feeling. i want to and i know i can do it. i know its somewhere inside me .... the hardest part is taking those first steps and trusting enough to believe in myself.

For me change is scary..... be here goes!

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MM165592 12/1/2012 6:36PM

    So inspiring!

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OLLIESGRACE3 12/1/2012 6:16PM

  Yea! Thanks for sharing.

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KRISTEN_SAYS 12/1/2012 5:47PM

    Great job!!

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MLYN92 12/1/2012 5:47PM

    Wow. Great work! Thanks for the motivation!
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DMARIA0282 12/1/2012 5:43PM

  Very motivational. Thank you

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BARBANNA 12/1/2012 4:19PM

    Fantastic!

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MARYJEANSL 12/1/2012 4:04PM

  Encouraging, positive words are always nice to hear! Thank you!

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LUNADRAGON 12/1/2012 2:07PM

    Congratulations. Thank you for the pep talk!
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MELAFYAIYAI 12/1/2012 12:47PM

    I'm sure you are an inspiring encourager - keep up your own health quest and your role as God's voice!

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NAOLEE 12/1/2012 12:41PM

    I could too. Thanks

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SWEETD10 12/1/2012 11:52AM

    Yes, I will say the same thing, your blog is just what I needed to hear. Thank you.

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NANNABLACK 12/1/2012 11:14AM

    GREAT JOB!! emoticon

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HHB4181 12/1/2012 11:05AM

    Amazing! Great job!

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JACKIE542 12/1/2012 10:31AM

    Well said, thank you.

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MARIJO150 12/1/2012 9:54AM

    Thank you for sharing such positive words. Have a great day and a blessed Christmas this year with your family, friends, coworkers and you Lord.

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CAMSEDGE 12/1/2012 9:50AM

    You are very encouraging. Hurray for your success.

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POWER2XCEL 12/1/2012 9:32AM

  Very encouraging.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/1/2012 9:30AM

    Great post

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ACHOCOLATEWOMAN 12/1/2012 9:05AM

    Seems like y9u'll be ready for a Paris runway soon. Yay!

Rock on!

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MRSSCHENCK 12/1/2012 8:40AM

    Very inspiring. emoticon

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PUCCAKITTY 12/1/2012 8:35AM

    A very inspiring blog post. I feel exactly how you explained. I am afraid to fail. I don't know how to lose all this weight. Thank you so much for making me feel like it's okay to do this a baby step at a time because I honestly have tried so many times, full throttle, and have gained so much weight from my mistakes.

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55BUTTERBALL 12/1/2012 8:29AM

    This was an awesome blog--I paid attention to all the positive I statements. Very powerful words you wrote here--thank you. I too believe without GOD wants HIS children happy and we just don't remember that a child of the King is a Princess that has riches waiting for us--one of them is joy! Beautiful blog--thank you! emoticon

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1935MARY 12/1/2012 8:16AM

    Way to go. And you are right you need God in everything you do. Some times people forget that, but he will help you through anything. Thanks for sharing. May God bless you and be with you always. emoticon

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JGRAY76 12/1/2012 8:14AM

    You are right on target. A great blog!

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/1/2012 7:23AM

  Way to go!!

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GHETTA 12/1/2012 6:49AM

    Good blog! emoticon

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THEIS58 12/1/2012 5:27AM

    Awesome!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 12/1/2012 4:46AM

    Great work!!

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ROXIGIRL 12/1/2012 2:08AM

    Congratulations of your success! Well done!

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BLACKBEAUTY13 12/1/2012 1:50AM

    This is very encouraging news. It gives me hope. Thanks for sharing.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/30/2012 9:42PM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!

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LADYJ6942 11/30/2012 2:52PM

    Way to go, grats and good luck on your journey.

Also welcome to SP.

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JANIEG68 11/30/2012 1:35PM

    What does this blog tell me? That I can do it, too. I just started a few days ago. I really needed to hear your story today. Thank you! Congratulations on your accomplishment. You inspire me.

Janie

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BRENDA_G50 11/30/2012 1:09PM

    All I can say is...WOW!!!! Your blog was what I needed to hear/see today! emoticon

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