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Change ???


Saturday, January 26, 2013

For the strong end challenge this weekend 1 task is to blog about how your life will change WHEN you reach your goal. My life won't change! It will have been changed on the journey! 6 months into my journey I have lost weight, but I have gained other things. If I track, I can control what I eat. If I track exercise I feel obligated to do it. I still don't like or enjoy it, but I do it. I try to stay within my calories on the food trackers and I try to exceed my calories burned on the exercise tracker. I've learned I'm very visual. Several times a day I look at my start page and see where I am and where I need to go for the day/ week. I love to look at the calendar feature and compare weeks. I am definitely getting stronger, being more active and doing things I haven't done for a long time. Not many people have noticed my weight loss, but that is okay. This time I guess I am doing it for the real reason, not to please a doctor, fit in a smaller size, look like all my friends. The real reason is because I can and should for me! My confidence has grown, I have become less aware of how others perceive me. It is a work in progress, but in the end I will be completely confident in who I am and what and how I do everything. This relationship with Sparkpeople will not end. I plan someday to be on the maintenance program here. So I am a work in progress and changing day by day. I know my life will see no huge change in the end of the journey because every little change will just seem like a normal part of my life. I will still love to cook, read, spend time with my family and friends, and worship my Lord. I will just be more confident and in turn a happier person.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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LYNNWANNABE 2/1/2013 6:19PM

    Like the other's said, great blog!!! emoticon

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THEBESTISTOCOME 1/28/2013 10:18PM

    GREAT BLOG!

I really enjoyed reading it.

And I can say with you : "For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
Jeremiah 29:11

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RUTHE_51 1/27/2013 2:54PM

    Mary Beth - I was thinking the same thing. The change is in the process. Good blog - good thinking! Ruth

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CM_GARDNER78 1/26/2013 11:18AM

    Mary Beth - have you heard this quote?

It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends and 12 weeks for the rest of the world. Give it 12 weeks. Don't Quit!

People will notice! ;-) I think that you are doing amazing!!! You have the perfect perspective - how will you change? You won't!! I LOVE that.....that is totally correct! You change on the journey, not once you have arrived! Great job...keep it up!!! I love having you on my team!! (((HUGS)))

~ Christa

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