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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hey SparkBuddies,

I have some great ideas for giving myself the big kick in the rear end that I so desperately need right now!

After reading a certain someone's ebook (thank you very much for that, ON2VICTORY!), I've determined that independence is critical for me - I'm constantly looking for someone to do this with (read: FOR) me, and I need to pull myself up by my own bootstraps and make it happen! Look for my first blog of the new year on 1/1/13 for the details of my plan. I'm very inspired by my friends KPETSCH and MOMOFSIX who have had these amazing streaks running, so I will most likely incorporate that format. Getting excited about it, which is saying something for someone who has been focused on this particular goal for way WAY too long already.

First and foremost I really need to prove to myself that I can do this and I CAN stick with it. I'm feeling really down on myself right now for bailing out on my friends who are doing the doctor supervised liquid plan. I don't think most people would blame me for that particular failure, but that's not the only thing I've "quit" lately, and I need to stop letting myself make crazy (read: LAME) excuses. This might sound silly, but I miss being the inspiring one instead of being the one who thinks I need inspiration. Will and determination come from the inside, not the outside.

Have a Very Happy and SAFE New Year, Everyone!

-Allison
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KPETSCHE 12/31/2012 1:29AM

    Good luck Allison! I can't wait to read your 1/1/13 blog and see your goals. I'm excited that I have been an inspiration to you and I look forward to see you incorporate new challenges and meet them! Keep pushing yourself - you are SO TOTALLY WORTH IT!!

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Kelly

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WOUBBIE 12/30/2012 10:31AM

    I love seeing MOMOFSIX's blog post most every day, even if I don't read every single one. The best part is that she has modest goals, but she meets the goals like it's her most important job!

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CHRISTINASP 12/30/2012 5:41AM

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EVILKLOWN 12/30/2012 4:57AM

    You ROCK, ALLISON!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/29/2012 9:19PM

    I totally agree. It's time for both of us to get our mojo back. This is not like us.

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SEPPIESUSAN 12/29/2012 9:01PM

    Happy New Year to you too! I want a solid long-term doable plan for 2013 too, wish I could read all about yours already for some inspiration.. (see? you are the inspiring one afterall!)

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BARB12321 12/29/2012 7:44PM

    You're right will and determination come from the inside and yours is so apparent in this blog. Just a word of caution: You may be more successful if you nix the negative self talk (...big kick in the rear, etc). You deserve a big pat on the back for the good choices you are planning to make! Best wishes to keep those positive thoughts flowing and keep moving forward!

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MOBYCARP 12/29/2012 7:39PM

    I'm a big believer in small, permanent changes instead of a radical program. A doctor-supervised liquid diet doesn't sound like something that you could keep up for life, unless you want to put the doctor's kids through med school. But if you make a few small changes that you can keep doing forever, a week or a month later you can build on that with more small changes. Over a year, you can totally remake your diet in a good way.

A year after I noticed healthy stuff creeping into my diet, I forgot I had cookies in the freezer to give to my daughter on Christmas. She got them two days late, and I didn't eat any. Not eating any because I wanted to stay on plan wasn't that big a surprise; but forgetting they were there? I never would have predicted that.

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HDHAWK 12/29/2012 7:15PM

    I used to be the inspiring one too, but it's been a long time. I'm working hard to get that motivation back. Good luck in the new year!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/29/2012 7:13PM

    I don't think a liquid program is good for a long-term solution. If you commit to tracking and doing fitness along with pushing your water, you will lose weight with Spark. Good luck!

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