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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.

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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DESERTMOTH 1/30/2013 10:07AM

    Wonderful. I was sick two days and became a food guzzling couch potato but I am back! Your blog was the first thing I read and it was just perfect

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    Great blog! This time was different for me--and I think THAT difference was Spark! This on-line site has kept me motivated and determined, even now, 21 months into maintenance!

It truly is a change in lifestyle--my entire focus every single day is on "trying" to eat healthy. I say "trying," because I'm human and sometimes I slip, but then I come back to Spark and get re-motivated and I'm right back on track.

THIS TIME--you will do it! With the help of Spark and your own motivation, how can you NOT???

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DARKBEAUTY80 1/30/2013 9:28AM

    Awesome!!!! emoticon emoticon

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STEPHANIE302013 1/30/2013 9:17AM

    you're doing great!!

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MBEEMOM 1/30/2013 9:12AM

    Good for you! Success comes to those who do the work and it is not easy but so very worth it! I'm betting on your success!!!!

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SAMJUL 1/30/2013 9:02AM

  You are great ...stay motivated go girl emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 1/30/2013 8:55AM

    Go girl! WOO HOO!

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LIFETIMER54 1/30/2013 8:52AM

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JACKIE542 1/30/2013 7:58AM

    Great attitude, emoticon

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JCRAFT6 1/30/2013 7:43AM

    way to go. I needed to read this because i and in the downward spiral and need to get back up. It wont happen in a day and I know it is a long way off but one sep at a time

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JANEMARIE77 1/30/2013 7:38AM

    go girl go you have the right attitude " Instead of finding excuses not to , look for reasons to." one of my fav

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1935MARY 1/30/2013 7:26AM

    Great attitude. You will make it. It is a hard, hard road,but you are not alone, you have allot of people,pushing and following you. There is nothing we can't do. emoticon

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ABQSUE 1/30/2013 7:20AM

    Thanks for the reminder not to quit! Sometimes it seems easier to slip into the wrong mindset than to keep a good attitude. Your words inspire me.

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MRSBOBBIBJD 1/30/2013 7:00AM

    I absolutely LOVE your attitude - great way of thinking!

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RDEE22 1/30/2013 6:33AM

    Go Girl!!!!!! emoticon

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FITMOMINNJ 1/30/2013 6:20AM

    Great attitude!! emoticon

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ENLIGHTENED7 1/30/2013 6:19AM

  I'm in this with you all the way. emoticon

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TRYINGHARD54 1/30/2013 5:45AM

    you will go a long way.. good luck

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STEVIEBEE569 1/30/2013 5:37AM

    Great blog! Thanks for the reminder of the type of attitude I must have to stay on my weight loss journey! Thanks again!

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CHRISGORGME 1/30/2013 5:18AM

    Well said!
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FOXENSFANCY 1/29/2013 7:15PM

this is great! thanks, and keep it up!

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UWHK8STER 1/29/2013 9:12AM

    It can be a slow process but with hard work you can do it!!! Keep up all the hard work and the train will keep going on down the tracks. :)

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BEEJAY49 1/29/2013 4:11AM

    Great attitude! You CAN do this! HUGS!

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FAVALL 1/29/2013 12:21AM

    You have the best attitude possible. Keep pushing and you'll continue to see results and achieve your goals.

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DIET_FRIEND 1/28/2013 11:17PM

    Loving how far you've come in such a short time.

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JMC155 1/28/2013 10:29PM

    Very true, sometimes we forget that our weight did not happen overnight. It was a slow process and several unhealthy choices. So we need to give ourselves time to undo those choices and let the slow process work. emoticon

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MAGA99 1/28/2013 7:16PM

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TKLBRIDGET 1/28/2013 6:56PM

    I really enjoy your blogs.. All your hard work WILL pay off!
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WITTYKITTY1989 1/28/2013 5:58PM

    Yeah!! That's the right attitude!! Everything you said is absolutely correct! Sometimes it will be harder then others, but you can do it!!


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