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14 Miles

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yep - that's how many miles I tracked in February. That's pretty pathetic! I could hang my head in shame. I could say I've gained some weight the past two months and beat myself up. I could say my eating has been horrible and I've been diving into junk food. I could say I am a failure.


I could pick up my head and say, I've made choices that are leading me the wrong direction. I will change that direction and begin to make better choices - one choice at a time. 14 miles, after all, is better than 0.

I choose to hold my head high and walk on in the storm. This is no time for self-pity and self-loathing.

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    One of SP's motivational sayings:

    No matter how SLOW you go,
    you are still lapping everyone on the couch.

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    1719 days ago
    emoticon here's to continuing on through the storm...

    emoticon sunshine ahead emoticon emoticon
    1722 days ago
  • LINDAF49
    Oh my dear friend ...Yeah for your 14 miles!!! now if you shared how many miles you DROVE in that same month we would all have a better perspective of your efforts your plate has been full and running over with family needs and deeds so hugs for you and so thankful you are being positive about it!!! ...I am so glad you could walk that many miles!!! I only am in steps...haven't gotten enough to to even begin to translate into miles...maybe some day !!! Keep on going miles and be proud!!
    1722 days ago
    Keep the emoticon attitude! It'll get you further than a negative one!

    1722 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    It's more than the people stuck to their sofa and tv have done.

    Every accomplishment deserves some pride.
    1722 days ago
    Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on me."
    ~Andre Gide

    Live Life Boldly! emoticon

    1722 days ago
    YES! You hit the nail right on the head!! Yes, mistakes were made, but it was one month out of many and now you can change that downhill trend before it becomes a habit!
    1723 days ago
    Yay, us - you and me!!! and Jules and anybody else who is stopping to beat ourselves up and starting to love ourselves by being kind.

    I missed you too, my friend. I just got into a bit of a winter blues and couldn't not pull myself out of it. There wasn't anything to set it off, just felt like hibernating and not connecting.

    Think of how awesome 14 miles is. Really, in our past lives we would have been praising ourselves for doing 14. Think, that is like a half marathon, isn't it? You are awesome. Thanks for being here! hugs, Joann
    1723 days ago
  • KITT52
    glad you are seeing the positive....14 miles is 14X's better than no miles.....

    March will be better...

    thanks for the comment on my blog..
    we are bringing my Dad home on Saturday......

    Praying March will be a better month for both of us.....

    wondering how your Dad and Husband are doing as well...
    1723 days ago
    Your clear thinking is a good example to me.

    Yes,it is so important to give yourself credit for every step of those 14 miles. You can't do everything. You are doing huge things right now, necessary things. They are very important even if they seem humble.

    How about one small measurable goal for the first week of March? Small. Measurable. Just one. Then genuinely celebrate that accomplishment.

    I'm going to remember your blog and stop myself when that self-loathing peers around the corner at me.
    1723 days ago
    amen spark sista! we gotta let go of the shame and move forward, if we wallow we eat and sloth, if we are positive and stay moving we can only win! you can do it, make march fabulous!!
    1723 days ago
    1723 days ago
    Good attitude!
    1723 days ago
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