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I'm still a work in Progress.....


Sunday, January 20, 2013


Yesterday was my third anniversary on Sparks. I had thought of all the great changes that have come to my life since I started Sparks and so I was eager to start writing about them. The first item I mentioned however had to be my first goal and that was to loose 94# why I just didnít say 100 tells you a lot about how my thinking was back then.. It doesnít matter why now, for it didnít happen like I had hoped and right away the negative attitude ruled its ugly head and writing a blog wasnít going to happen for how could I tell those who may read it, I was a failure. I tossed it around all night for it really nagged at me for the one thing, the biggest thing; even the best thing I have accomplished on Sparks is to look more to the positive. I just blogged about it for crying out loud for a New Years blog and yet the first flash back Iím throwing the lesson learned away. I wrote ď Iíve finally learned that being, doing and acting positive will get me more results, create more happiness and well being than any thing else I could do for myself. I no longer wait for things to happen. If I want things to change I now know it begins with me having to make the moves not just wishing but doing. Well some of it must have stuck for I got up this morning and really thought of my progress and this is what Iíve come up with. .....
1. Iíve gone from a size 26 jean to starting to fit some very cool looking 16ís
2. I no longer have a 3X in my closet ... was even able to throw out the old for I'm not keeping for just in case.
3. I have walked miles, and am building up to some running, and my exercise equipment are no longer gathering dust. I even bought new ones!
4. I have learned the words and do kettle bells, zumba, and pilates I EXERCISE NOW!!!!
5. I have introduced new and healthy foods to my home and love the adventure of trying something new.
6. I have the control to say ďA sweet is a treat not a needĒ.....
7. I read labels, check nutrients, serving size and calories regularly on products I bring into my home.
8. I have grown stronger in mind as well as body and know I am a person worthy of love and respect and I am a great wife, mother, daughter and friend
9. I now make time for me....for I am IMPORTANT!
10. And finally I AM more positive and trying to see and do things in the positive way. It still may be a work in progress as the weight loss is, but Iím moving in the right direction. And as to not completing that weight loss goal well in truth I have lost over 94 pounds for I did lose it and some more in the last three years to bad a lot of it was regain/lost regained but looking at it in a POSITIVE WAY it taught me some very valuable lessons and ones I donít plan to repeat this year!
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COURTNEYANNEMT 1/26/2013 8:56AM

  A great, positive post, Tia! I'm always encouraged by you.....thank you!

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CAMSEDGE 1/25/2013 4:57PM

    Great insights and very positive. The fact of the matter is that life is mental and the weight is just a symptom of what is going on in the soul. So happy you are seeing the important "stuff"..lol

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/23/2013 5:12AM

    awesome blog continue to be healthier and happier

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LYNNWANNABE 1/22/2013 6:38PM

    You've helped others too by reaching out to us.. I know it's made a difference to me!!! emoticon emoticon

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BLESSED2BEME 1/21/2013 4:30PM

    Way to go Tia! We've both come so far over these past 3 days. Glad I've journeyed with you.

Here is to the next 3 years and even bigger and better new adventures to take on.

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ADELE66 1/21/2013 10:48AM

    Great blog - and wonderful achievements!!

Adele x

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TINA5318 1/20/2013 7:03PM

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/20/2013 6:18PM

    It looks like you have done quite well, especially with the non-scale victories!!

I think that one of the most important ones is trying out the new and healthy foods. Changing what we eat is a great victory.

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