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Lessons learned!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

It is almost 6 months since I stumbled upon Sparkpeople and I am so proud to say that I am 1/2 lb away from losing 20 lbs. This is remarkable to me that I have been able to succeed with such a "simple" lifestyle change. I say simple because it is simple, but not easy. It requires a lot of determination and willpower and energy. Once you decide that you have to change your life, you have to stick with it. I was listening to spark radio a couple of weeks ago, and indygirl was the featured speaker and she said something that really registered with me. It was something like, "don't change or give up something that you aren't willing to change for the rest of your life". What good advice that everyone out there who is trying to lose weight needs to hear and really think about.

This isn't just about achieving the weight loss, but actually achieving a different life. I can't go back to eating larger portions than I should. I can't go back to eating fast food or fries when I go out to eat. Maybe once in a blue moon I can, but it doesn't even sound that good anymore. It is learning to eat better for the rest of my life or I will be trying to lose weight and I would rather maintain than lose.

Live for today! That is my advice but that means that I will make choices that will effect all of my tomorrows and they will be healthy and full of exercise for the rest of my life.
Again, I am so happy for the support of everyone here on spark people, what a great site and I can't even imagine missing out on all the friends that I have met on here and the great things that we are all pushing for. Have a great weekend spark friends and keep sparking everyone!!!!!!
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JLLOVETT 12/13/2012 3:48PM

    You are so right - life changes are the only way to success!

You are so right - most of my changes are not things I miss or would go back to!!

Great job and congrats!!!!! emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 12/10/2012 7:41AM

    Awesome!

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ANGGEL40 12/9/2012 7:40PM

    Congrats to you and thanks for sharing such a AWESOME blog!

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RACEWELLWON 12/9/2012 12:01PM

    Hi Holly - Thank -you for all of your support ! Works both ways !! Congrats on the weight loss , you'll have that half a pound off soon ! Will send shovel that will do the trick- Great inspiration for the rest of us - I to listen to Spark Radio ! Hugs Karen emoticon

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HYDROQUEEN 12/9/2012 7:53AM

    You are so right, it is simple. Realizing that has been one of the key turning points for me. Simple, consistent changes=progress. We work for it, no doubt, but anyone can do it! Way to go on shedding 20 pounds! Fantastic results!

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CORNERKICK 12/8/2012 7:26PM

  Congrats!!

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XFITSTRONG 12/8/2012 6:42PM

    Thank YOU for all of your support! You have done amazing and should be so proud of your accomplishments.

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JACKIE542 12/8/2012 3:44PM

    Great blog. everything you said is right on! It is a lifestyle change, never to go back to those old habits that got you to where you don't want to be.
You are moving along so well , I can't to see the picture when you reach your goal!
Well done Holly. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATTUTT 12/8/2012 2:46PM

    Congratulations on your 20 lb loss! That's awesome!

And you definitely have the right of it. You have to make permanent changes, not temporary ones. Even if it sucks at first, it gets easier in time, I've found.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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