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I’m Learning, Experiencing Personal Growth and am Shocked!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I am beginning to see the light. For a few years now I had been hoping to have one of my blogs voted a featured blog. Yes, I have been knocking about SparkPeople since June 15, 2010.

I have had an epiphany! And no, it is not painful.

I finally realized that I am doing SparkPeople for me and no one else.

I really must remember:

A positive attitude may not solve everything but it makes for a pleasant experience.

In one of my favorite movies, Meatballs, Bill Murray is a camp counselor trying to convince his summer camp of misfits that they can win the summer camp lake Olympics against a rival camp full of preppy campers. Bill Murray character has a pre-competition camp rally where he convinces all to go out and compete and whether they win or lose, “Just doesn’t matter”. He leads them in the chant, “It just doesn’t matter!”

The size of any issue I am facing, such as going from today’s weight of 297 pounds to 180 pounds just doesn’t matter. David slew Goliath! I will do this! Anything else just doesn’t matter!

My streak of exercising and posting my weight on SparkPeople is at 10 days!

I am feeling better and sleeping better!

I had reverted to my weight gaining ways from the beginning of December 2012 until the beginning of my current streak. Being committed to my streak of exercising and posting my weight on SparkPeople, is helping me.

Anything else JUST DOESN”T MATTER!

I’m learning, experiencing personal growth and am shocked!
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NASFKAB 4/17/2013 2:33AM

  love your blog inspirational

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AIRMANSWIFE21 3/2/2013 9:04PM

    Fantastic blog! You really seem to have come far! Keep YOU in mind and keep going! emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/1/2013 8:51AM

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CM_GARDNER78 2/28/2013 11:55PM

    LOVE IT! It just doesn't matter!! :-) Yesssss!!!

LOVE your background - I want to be IN that hammock!! SO peaceful!!

Great blog!! :-)

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AURORAMILLET 2/27/2013 6:04PM

    INSPIRATIONAL!!!

I will have to check out that movie. I have never heard of it.



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LIFETIMER54 2/27/2013 5:12AM

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AKELAZ 2/26/2013 3:37AM

    Somehow missed reading this when you posted. As always it's a great and inspiring blog. Along with everyone else I'm grateful for the motivation and it well deserves the votes for featured blog.
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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/22/2013 8:41AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep up that streak.

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NEWTINK 2/22/2013 8:32AM

    Shocked yes and that does matter because it is in that personal growth that you will succeed on the scale and have the success you so deserve emoticon emoticon

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KUTEY5041 2/22/2013 2:07AM

    way to go. Inspirational!

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BLUEJEAN99 2/22/2013 1:56AM

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MARYJEANSL 2/22/2013 1:07AM

  Good for you! And you are so right - we have to do it for ourselves.

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REGILIEH 2/21/2013 10:06PM

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SUSIEMT 2/21/2013 10:01PM

    Great blog!

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REGILIEH 2/21/2013 10:01PM

    GOOD FOR YOU!!! emoticon

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JAMER123 2/21/2013 8:47PM

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You are so right! IT DOESN'T matter. You are learning to care for yourself and that is what DO matter. To love yourself is to love others!!

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EENLIGHTENING 2/21/2013 7:27PM

    emoticon nice share!

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PCASEY7 2/21/2013 6:47PM

    You've learned the main lesson...you're doing this for YOU!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/21/2013 5:48PM

  Great Blog!!! You are absolutely right!!! Each of us is on our own individual journey and how we go about it should be in a way that is of the most benefit to us. I wish you the emoticon on YOUR journey.

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JIBBIE49 2/21/2013 1:55PM

    emoticon You're featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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CHRISBEM 2/21/2013 12:57PM

    what a great motto!

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SHERYLDS 2/21/2013 11:44AM

    Well Said and I love the Attitude.
The number 1 reason to blog IS for YOURSELF.
If others read it ..that's fine...but it really is a form of self therapy.
Getting feedback just lets you know you are not alone.

We are with you all the way. GO FOR IT

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CICELY360 2/21/2013 11:42AM

  good blog

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GRIZ1GIRL 2/21/2013 10:59AM

    Great job! Woo hoo!

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CEEMAY 2/21/2013 10:23AM

    emoticon Keep the faith!!

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BELTONWALKER67 2/21/2013 10:23AM

    emoticon You are doing super!

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NEPTUNE1939 2/21/2013 10:22AM

    Life is a journey towards knowledge, Earl emoticon

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LPARKER75 2/21/2013 9:40AM

    Good for you and what a motivational attitude to have. Thanks for sharing your thought process with the rest of us so we can benefit from it too!
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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/21/2013 9:36AM

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ROCKYCPA 2/21/2013 9:27AM

    Great blog - thanks for sharing!

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AJAYZCHAOS 2/21/2013 9:23AM

    And may your epiphany lead you to the same glory it did to the kids in the movie. Think of Rudy the Rabbit, not in needing to speed along your journey, but in keeping the faith that it can be done.

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JANEMARIE77 2/21/2013 9:20AM

    love the blog and you can do it

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NEWCHINELO 2/21/2013 9:14AM

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WALLINMW 2/21/2013 9:05AM

  Great blog!

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NEWMOM20121 2/21/2013 9:04AM

    You can do it.

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MIMIDOT 2/21/2013 8:36AM

    Great blog Thanks for sharing. Good luck!

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SIMONEKP 2/21/2013 8:28AM

    when the time is right, you'll get that featured blog.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/21/2013 8:14AM

    emoticon I know you can!! Just keep on truckin' er . . . Sparkin'! emoticon

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MOMMY445 2/21/2013 7:59AM

    spark on,Marty! you are such an inspiration! have an awesome day!

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OFGREENGABLES 2/21/2013 7:48AM

    wow. good realization!

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TERMITEMOM 2/21/2013 7:33AM

    You did it! WONDERFUL, and so inspiring!

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PENOWOK 2/21/2013 7:31AM

    That's right! If you want the success, you have to do it for you!!

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TRYINGHARD54 2/21/2013 5:42AM

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WISLNDR 2/21/2013 5:27AM

    Great blog, great job! I understand the desire to have a Featured Blog but for me, that desire is a reminder that I'm looking for approval elsewhere and not from within. I just keep writing now, knowing that the people who most need to read what I've learned this week are going to see my blog and I will have supported them (and myself) along the way. That's such a good feeling!!

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