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This time next year?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fill in the blank: This time next year, I want to be_____________________. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Well with this question from spark on my facebook page I have to wonder where do I want to be. I mean yes reaching the "magic" number would be awesome but really is that all there is at this point? well maybe, I mean isn't that what we are working for? but in the end what is it that we want from this journey? I want to be free to be me...the me i'm working at right now. I want to reach my goal weight and then learn that I can stay there by being healthy all the time. I want to like the me I see in the mirror. Mostly I just want to be happy at this time next year. Whether I reach goal or not I want to be happy.

Time to take the steps needed and not have to look in the mirror and see what I dont like seeing each time.

Michelle emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ARW715 1/30/2013 6:53AM

    This time next year, I want 3 miles to be my easy run. :) Thanks for making me think about it!

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MOUNTAINS2CLIMB 1/30/2013 1:51AM

    Important question. I would obviously fill in that blank with I want to be at my goal weight, but there is much more I want. Losing the weight is only part of it.
I'm working on my mindset and working on self love and forgiveness. I'm mending pains from my past and moving on. By this time next year I want to be able to see the "me" that I know is inside...

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KENDRACARROLL 1/26/2013 6:23PM

    Being at your goal weight is only one piece of the puzzle. I think true happiness comes from within. Working on that myself.

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MIDROAD 1/26/2013 10:53AM

    This time next year I want to be comfortably embracing maintenance and working out and oh yes HAPPY! emoticon

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TERESA6262 1/26/2013 8:27AM

    Happy IS the right thing to want to be. I'm absolutely positive that being the right weight ISN'T the KEY to happiness. Being in a right relationship with God, and having HIS perspective on this big old world is where it's found I think. Lately, I've wondered whether I turn to food before God when things are tough. We are made both as spiritual and physical beings, so I believe being physically healthy can help us feel better, which may help us to focus upward and outward more. Maybe then we'll spend a heck of a lot less time and energy worried about ourselves (which keeps our focus OFF the ETERNAL things that really matter). It's very complicated. I guess we have to work on our spiritual and physical heath. I have been thinking and chewing on similar thoughts, Michelle. and wondering how health and weight loss relate to the BIG PICTURE of life. I'm not try to be preachy...I'm just "typing out loud" as the thoughts come to mind. Your blogs always make me think. Gosh. It just occurred to me...that being happy in a YEAR is a hard goal. We need happiness right NOW. Perspective. It's all about perspective.

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IUHRYTR 1/25/2013 10:05PM

    Me? A year from now, or earlier, I want to be at goal weight, taking clarinet lessons again, back to a bowling average I'm used to carrying before my back problems, and as you mentioned, to look like the person I imagine I will be with further weight loss than like the person as I am today. Success is built one decision, one act at a time so here's to our success. emoticon (That's a low calorie beverage. emoticon ). -- Lou

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WALLAHALLA 1/25/2013 10:00PM

    I need to give that blank some thought.

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