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Friday, February 15, 2013

It's funny to find out now, that I am not motivated by the things I thought I was. Go figure! I scan the blogs and this website looking for "positive" posts and encouragement. I found it positive and uplifting but, it didn't make me eat better or exercise more. It made me frustrated that I couldn't do it myself. All of these people are doing it and I can't???? What's wrong with me?

So, I start reading blogs that don't sound uplifting by reading the title. I find a new member, that is struggling, just like me. It sounds dumb but, that new member is motivating me more than any other has. She posts that she is struggling and it makes me want to encourage her more. Which, in turn, encourages me!

I don't want anyone to struggle the way I have. Although, I think we all do. It's just that, I give her ideas on how to make it through her day and it's like I am talking to myself. I feed her the tips and tools I have learned through this site and it is a reminder to myself, as well.

Thank you SparkPeople! You are all AWESOME!
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    The most important thing is that we begin to realize what our habits and limits are. It sounds like you have a grip on things. Whatever works for you is what you need to do.

    1648 days ago
    YOU ARE emoticon
    Well all struggle each and every day. I have been on this journey for 9 years now and I have my good days and bad days, it's a learning process and everyone is different.

    1649 days ago
    Yes, in order to lift someone else up you must first seek a higher ground yourself!
    1650 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Interesting! I found that I had to find a thread where someone was succeeding in a way that sounded reasonable to me. So many successes here were doing it in a way I knew I couldn't or wouldn't, not to detract from their efforts. That successful person was a lynchpin for me,but you're right that I've also helped my resolve MANY times by responding to those who are shaky. emoticon

    1650 days ago
    We all have our struggling moments. Glad you found someone on here that encourages you. emoticon
    1650 days ago
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