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Not Giving Up

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Monday, January 28, 2013



I've lived quite a long time wishing I was thin. I'd half-heartily go on a diet. But this is different. I've invested myself into this. I've bought the Spark book and the Spark Cookbook. I've made changes to what I eat, or have tried to, and have drastically changed what I drink. I drink more water in a day now than I drank either Mt. Dew or Sweet Tea.

This journey of changing my mindset, changing my food consumption, changing my drinking habits, changing my sedentary nature is not one for cowards.

I AM NOT A COWARD.
There have been tears. There will be more tears.
There have been setbacks. There will be more setbacks.
There has been pain. There will be more pain.

But, I'm not giving up. I am determined regardless of tears, setbacks, or pains that I will accomplish this goal that I set for myself.

I will be happy and I will be sad.
I will be enthusiastic and I will be contrite.
I will be joyous and I will be grumpy.

And I may be one or the other all within the same day.

I've been this way for 40+ years. I'm not going to snap my fingers, wrinkle my nose, wave a wand and magically become a size 6. But, I may become a size 6 with hard work, sweat, tears, pain, and a host of ups and downs with my emotions along the way. And that way is not tomorrow. It may not even be by the end of this year. But I must keep the train on it's track, even if it gets put on a waiting track, it needs to stay on track. And should it become derailed, then I must do everything possible to get it upright because, this is the time, not tomorrow, but now is the time and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/20/2013 5:01PM

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SORTIZA99 2/13/2013 3:07AM

    We need to move forward.
Not giving up is a positive attitude.
Keep up such attitude.

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SHANNONY84 2/4/2013 11:09PM

    Very inspiring!

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Thanks for sharing!

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Great Blog

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COCOONGIRL 2/2/2013 6:32PM

    Awesome blog! I know what you mean about being this way for 40 years...sometimes I think that this is too overwhelming to even try...but then I read a blog by someone, like you, and it reminds me that I can do it!! Thank you for writing this!

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LINDAV99 2/1/2013 10:23PM

  Thank you for your story. I too sometimes feel I can't reach my goal and I feel like giving up. You have inspired me NOT TO GIVE UP. Thank you again and God bless.

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Keep going!!!



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MERYL000 2/1/2013 2:12PM

    While I think that this was a great blog.....I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the quote on your background!

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JIBBIE49 2/1/2013 1:53PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You are an inspiration to one and a half million people today. What an honor. emoticon

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CLIMBERS_ROCK 2/1/2013 1:46PM

    You can do it and an d you'll get a lot of support here. SP really works if you get involved. Good luck!

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SEATTLE58 2/1/2013 12:12PM

    I love this!!! Thank you for telling it like it is! That's just how I feel. Lately, well since the holidays, I've been creeping and creeping little by little upwards and not downwards! Errrr! I will not give up though. I know that this is just a bump in the road and I'll get passed it and will push onward! emoticon too! emoticon

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SIMONEKP 2/1/2013 10:15AM

    Right there with you!

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DIETER27 2/1/2013 9:35AM

  Great blog! thank you for the motivation i needed to struggle onward with my weight loss journey. Yes there will be bumps in the road at times but emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 2/1/2013 8:34AM

    Congratulations. You are an inspiration.

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ROSE284 2/1/2013 6:20AM

    Absolutely what I needed to read today. Thank you!

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ILOVEMALI 2/1/2013 12:21AM

  thanks for the inspiration!!

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ANDYLIN90 1/31/2013 11:38PM

    I've posted this before, but for me it holds lots of inspiration when I'm struggling. A WW leader gave it to me many years ago.

JUST DON'T QUIT
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
and you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in
and forget all about being healthy and thin.

SO WHAT! You went over your points a bit.
It's your next move that counts, So don't
you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, You've done great up till now,
you can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler, when losing their grip,
just throws in the towel and continues to slip.
And learns too late when the damage is done
that the race wasn't over, they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit.
If you bite it, you write it, BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!

The most meaningful part for me is :

But, often the struggler, when losing their grip,
just throws in the towel and continues to slip.
And learns too late when the damage is done
that the race wasn't over, they still could have won.

I liked your analogy about the train being parked on a side track and that's okay because it's still upright and ready to move.

Good Luck with your journey.
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KLMEIRING 1/31/2013 10:43PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. You are not alone. Keep Sparking! emoticon

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JERICHO1991 1/31/2013 10:30PM

    No reason to give up. Slow, steady progress is the best way.

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REENIE131 1/31/2013 10:30PM

    GReat blog! Thanks!

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TUBJUMPER 1/31/2013 10:03PM

    Awesome Blog!! I loved the poem and the picture!

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MICKEYH 1/31/2013 9:58PM

    emoticon great motivation. Thank you.

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PENOWOK 1/31/2013 9:11PM

    I'm with you!!

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AMBER461 1/31/2013 9:04PM

  Great blog. You have given my courage to struggle on. Very encouraging and inpirational.

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CYDNEYLEECH 1/31/2013 8:31PM

    Very inspiring

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BODDHISATTVA123 1/31/2013 4:43PM

    Thank you - just the thing I needed to read right now. I am in the same place - that this is not overnight, this is really about CHANGE, and change happens at its own pace, not one we can superimpose. Hang in there - we are all in this together and I think that in itself is very hopeful.

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    Awesome blog. Very well said! emoticon

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    I'm so glad I came across this today. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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I am so HAPPY I came across your blog today! Wow! Your words hit me when I needed them most-like right now emoticon
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TRAILBLAZER6 1/31/2013 12:42PM

    You hit the mark for me today. I'm about to make a grocery list and your blog will help me hit the mark today. Thanks.

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