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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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FIRECOM 1/31/2013 12:15PM

    Inspirational and well done. Thanks.

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PABA77 1/31/2013 12:01PM

    Thank you for sharing. It is like you are writing for me.

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WALLINMW 1/31/2013 11:58AM

  Stay motivated!

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GOSPARK45 1/31/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon Right on!


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JOYFULSONG45 1/31/2013 10:48AM

    I admire your reslove. I am not going to give up either! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 1/31/2013 10:04AM

    Thank you...I needed that.

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ALC321 1/31/2013 9:16AM

  That is exactly what I needed this morning!!!! Let's keep pushing through together.

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FARIS71 1/31/2013 8:43AM

    Fantastic! Very real. Very uplifting!

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NELLJONES 1/31/2013 7:57AM

    When people talk about what is involved with losing weight we hear all about food and exercise, calories in vs calories out. We hear about portions and tracking and learning all of those things is important. But no one ever talks about patience. I learned as much about patience as I did about food during my weight loss.

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AMANDACOETZER 1/31/2013 7:48AM

    That's the spirit! Congratulations!

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WATERDIAMONDS 1/31/2013 6:54AM

    This is, quite simply, wonderful. Thank you.
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NCSUE0514 1/31/2013 6:08AM

    Go for it, gal!

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LEIAWINS 1/31/2013 2:58AM

    You go girl!!!! I'm so with you!!!

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PLITIN 1/31/2013 2:43AM

    Awesome thoughts.. thanks for sharing!

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STARLIGHT30 1/31/2013 12:36AM

    Love this! Thank you for the motivation!

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VEGSARA 1/30/2013 11:56PM

    Thank you so much for the encouragement! emoticon

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KOOKYKATHIE 1/30/2013 11:52PM

    Great Blog!!! emoticon

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MOTIVACTION2 1/30/2013 11:40PM

    Awesome blog! You've just encouraged me to keep going!

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RSHILL1963 1/30/2013 9:39PM

    I really enjoyed your blog!! You are an inspiration to me, thank you!!

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LW9386 1/30/2013 9:23PM

    Today was my first day on the Spark network and truly you shared wisdom , that I believe everyone can benefit if read and inspired. The journey is up and down elation and sadness. But perserverance at the end of the day will prove to yourself it can be done. Keep on keeping on. emoticon

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SINGLEGAL3 1/30/2013 9:16PM

    Awesome points!!

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HUSKERGIRL72 1/30/2013 9:15PM

    This is a very good blog for all to read. Hope everyone gets a chance to see it.
We are not perfect otherwise we would not be where we are on our journey, but
we can change and make things happen.

Believing is Achieving!! emoticon

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JSGETFITNOW 1/30/2013 8:28PM

    Nice blog; love the pictures and the thought process that this is not easy; we will not have a perfect journey, but if we keep on keeping on and do not quit, we can win this!

thanks for blogging

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MARYJEANSL 1/30/2013 8:23PM

  You have a fantastic attitude; I wish mine were as good.

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AJB121299 1/30/2013 7:55PM

    Nice

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SHILLEE 1/30/2013 6:57PM

    Great blog! I feel the same way. You've got the right attitude and spirit, as long as you believe you can do it, you will achieve your goals. It will not be easy, but it is achievable! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JFGWIFE 1/30/2013 6:17PM

    Excellent post! Thank you for the inspiration.

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WARRIORK63 1/30/2013 6:10PM

  Fabulous post!

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GRATEFUL_BEING 1/30/2013 6:05PM

  emoticon for sharing. I know you have driven much needed blood into my motivation.

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LUCKY8GAL 1/30/2013 5:42PM

    Awesome!!!!!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/30/2013 4:40PM

    great blog....

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GREENSCRAPCAT 1/30/2013 4:29PM

    Great blog, great attitude!

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JEFEIST 1/30/2013 4:09PM

    Quite a wonerful journey isn't it? An it does not ever really have to end. All those "diets" have an ending of some sort...but changing lifestyle is an ongoing adventure. Thanks for sharing!

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ICANBESLIM2 1/30/2013 3:35PM

    emoticon Great blog. I feel the same way. I will not give up.
Just like you have, this time I have found a different way to see the process of losing the fat. It is long term. I will make mistakes and slip ups, but that is normal, to be expected and a minor bump in view of the overall plan. I thank all the bloggers I am visiting for their wisdom. It has guided me to understand that I don't need to rush like a bull at a gate, but relax and get on with the journey. Less stress, more patience, and no more 'all or nothing' thinking - It's just a part of my life. I can eat healthily, move more, drink water, limit saturated fats whilst living my busy life. Holiday over!

I wish you well on your journey. Congratulations on making a new start. You're on the tracks and pulling in the right direction.

Clare








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DIET_FRIEND 1/30/2013 2:34PM

    So excited to KNOW someone with a featured blog! Keep up the motivating thoughts! With this kind of feedback, you are on your way!

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ACITODG 1/30/2013 1:17PM

    Great blog! emoticon

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FIRECOM 1/30/2013 1:14PM

    Now this one is a keeper. So well written and thought out. I thank you.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 1/30/2013 1:12PM

    Sometimes, especially in the beginning, folks tend to concentrate to hard. I think your blog lets them understand that the things they experience are just part of the journey. As long as they are doing their part results will come. Sooner for some than others, but they'll happen.

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MANILUS 1/30/2013 1:01PM

    You CAN do this, lots of hard work and dedication. You will be strong at the end!!!

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CHALLENGEME4 1/30/2013 12:07PM

    That is very inspiring. This journey is difficult with many ups and downs,thanks for adding your thoughts on it. Its good to know I am not alone emoticon

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DLBROWN93 1/30/2013 11:45AM

    Sounds like you have a plan. Success comes to those who plan. emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 1/30/2013 11:18AM

    Sounds like you are doing great!

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