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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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SANDYCRANE 2/21/2013 4:51AM

    You can do it or just do it.

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SAMMIE2013 2/21/2013 4:47AM

    Keep on Streaking!!! emoticon

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MOONSTORMER 2/21/2013 12:20AM

    emoticon very VERY true. we all have to do this for ourselves (whatever reasons we might have). i love reading your status updates and blogs - we might never get a featured blog, but who cares?! it's about doing it for yourself, having the support you need (and giving support to others) and reaching your goals. don't worry about the bullsh*t popularity contest! emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTALJEM 2/20/2013 10:37PM

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FROSTY99 2/20/2013 7:41PM

    emoticon You can do it, yes you can. Your mind is in the game now and that is the biggest hurdle!!

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CHUBRUB3 2/20/2013 7:01PM

    I hope you hadn't experienced anything negative Marty. From your words, I am not sure. I want you to know how I look forward to hearing from you; cheering you on; and reading of your life adventures.
You are an inspiration, and though you must think of YOU, you also inspire and motivate a lot of us.
Hugs,
Angela

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JMHERRING78 2/20/2013 5:26PM

    I wish I could say I was already there, but I'm trying! One day I'll get to that mentality...in the meantime, keep up the good work!
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BOVEY63 2/20/2013 4:28PM

    Awesome attitude!
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CHRISTINASP 2/20/2013 4:09PM

    Hurray!

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PENNYSAVER2 2/20/2013 2:46PM

    Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 2/20/2013 2:21PM

    emoticon 10 days...good for you!

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/20/2013 1:40PM

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Meatballs was fun, but think Caddyshack.

"I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball." - Ty Webb

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WISEDUP1 2/20/2013 1:23PM

    Keep up the great work! emoticon

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-POOKIE- 2/20/2013 1:05PM

    I read this on another friends blog today... seems apt to share...

"I can only make one person happy each day and today I choose ME!"

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CHANGINGMORGAN 2/20/2013 12:17PM

    WHOO! Way to go!

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SUGARSMOM2 2/20/2013 11:30AM

  Hey the day starts with you . You are the key . If you are not feeling up to par then the whole day is shot. think about it!, If i wake up and feel i can do a great knock out day today and i do better in everything i do . It all depends upon what do . I do . I am a key to the day. emoticon emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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DDOORN 2/20/2013 11:25AM

    You're on your way! Way to SPARK! :-)

Don

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ANNALALOCA 2/20/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon You get my vote!

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LJCANNON 2/20/2013 11:21AM

    emoticon It really is All About Learning, Changing, and Growing into the Best We Can Be!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/20/2013 11:19AM

    I hope it continues.

Attitude is everything

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JACKIE542 2/20/2013 11:19AM

    emoticon I remember that movie, so glad that you see the light. emoticon emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 2/20/2013 11:17AM

    lol , of course it doesn't matter! emoticon

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 2/20/2013 11:15AM

    Wow, referencing Bill Murray... Meatballs is a great movie!

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that is an important discovery you made; this is all for you!

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DARLY55 2/20/2013 11:13AM

    You are right Marty. You get it! We are all here to help ourselves. Reading others blogs helps us stay on track. Reading their inspirational stories gives us the feeling that we can do it too. Writing our own blogs is cathartic, we can vent, share, brag, or whatever. But it is purely for ourselves. If we should Spark someone else along the way, it is a bonus!
So Spark on Marty, you do inspire me to do better .
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