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Blood Sweat and Tears--my journey

Friday, February 15, 2013

Who is old enough to remember the musical group Blood Sweat and Tears. As I wrote on my page that is what I think of when I think of my journey. Here is a page of the bio on them.
Of course, I was just barely a teen when they first came out. I liked them, but I loved the Beatles. Yeah yeah yeah. My favorite song that they did was And when I die.

That is my commentary. Now the reason why I think of them when I think of my journey. BLOOD---You can hear your blood flowing through your veins in your ears as you exercise. Your heart is pumping hard, thump thump thump, you are about to black out, swish swish swish. You can feel the blood flowing through the jugular vein especially.------SWEAT-the sweat is on your brow and might even be running into your eye, that hurts. You can feel your body wet. It feels good. TEARS---Oh what can you say about the tears. There are so many of them. Tears when you think you can't do it anymore, tears of joy when you continue to do it, tears when you are the same weight or there may have been a slight gain for 5 weeks, tears of joy when you finally break that plateau. Then comes the moment, the day you say farewell to 200 and hello onederland. I have done this twice in my life but this time is the last time. I will never ever reach 200 again, I swear to God. Yes, I did cry, I called my Mom, I called Gary and I cried. I was so happy. I achieved that before I even joined SP. I was 188 when I joined. I don't know what was a bigger achievement or meant more to me, getting to onederland or finally losing 100 pounds. I know I did cry when I achieved both. I lost 100 pounds on August 30, 2012. I was very excited, proud, overwhelmed a mix of emotions.

That is why I compare my journey to Blood Sweat and Tears. What do you compare your journey to? Is it a musical group, maybe a song title, a book title or maybe you have given it an original name. I am not creative enough to do that. Share what you think of your journey.

I am sure my Blood Sweat and Tears journey will continue in maintenance. I have been told that this phase of the journey is harder than losing. I am finding this to be true while I adjust to it. I lose a couple ounces here and there. I am not too worried about that. As soon as I see that scale moving upward, I will be on it like a bear is on honey. You can be sure of that.
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GARDENSFORLIFE 2/15/2013 10:38PM

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LIVEDAILY 2/15/2013 9:42PM

    That is a great analogy Bonnie! Blood, Sweat and Tears! Yes, I remember their music well! They were a great group! Still hear some of their music in the summer time. I will have to think some about a music group and/or song that I relate to in relation to my Spark journey. Nothing is springing to mind right away.

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MELROSE13 2/15/2013 8:05PM

    Made me think...i will have to get back to you :) Great Blog! and I have to agree that maintaining is harder than losing in the beginning..but if you have adopted the healthy way of living..the things that helped you lose should be the same things that keep you healthy and fit..we should not stop just because we reach our can do it!

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L*I*T*A* 2/15/2013 11:50AM

    awesome group....loved them too!!!
great blog!!
blessings and hugs......lita

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1CRAZYDOG 2/15/2013 11:33AM

    Great, great group! Great analogy.

lf I had to sum up my journey with a band analogy, it's be The Rolling Stones! Spark got me moving towards my health goals and I haven't stopped moving ever since . . . rolling towards my goals and rolling onward!

HUGS and love the blog.

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KICKINGKILOS 2/15/2013 11:06AM

    ok thats weird, but I see it exactly like you do
BLOOD SWEAT TEARS!!!! I have even wrote a blog about it long back.
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CHOCOHIPPO 2/15/2013 10:44AM

    How wonderful!!!! That's an amazing achievement and stated so beautifully. You are a great writer. I feel right along with what you write. I hadn't thought about a theme song for my journey before, or a theme group, as you have. If I had to pick a group, it would be Earth, Wind and Fire. I love to run outside, use a lot of wind doing Zumba and lately my motivation has been on fire! If it was a song, I think it would be The Wind Beneath My Wings, because it is the love, support of my family and my Sparkfriends, who lift me up and support me through this journey. And I'm flying towards the finish line in 2013.

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MILLISMA 2/15/2013 10:19AM

    What a great blog. I just want to give you a big hug!!! emoticon

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ROSIEPD 2/15/2013 9:53AM

    Love it! Great blog, can totally feel the emotion.... Carry on!

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