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Speechless moment

Sunday, March 17, 2013

So it has been a week since I posted to the blog . I wish i could say it was because I was super busy but the fact is I have been having one hell of funk party. Wondering as the days go on if I have what it really takes to continue on this path to the extreme weight loss I have so richly wanted to achieve. I havent stopped nor have i fallen . I have battled with my inner self .

All i know is that i dont hurt as bad physically so i just keep doing it . Maybe winter caught up with me . I have friends and family tell me all the time that i look good , that i am doing the great thing , everyone says I am a motivator and inspiration but I have been so exhausted and got to wondering are they just being kind .. I have been trying to loose the same 13 pounds for the last 4 months and it is still there off and on .. up and down . The roller coaster continues but as long I am getting somewhere that should be all that matters right ? well i know it but sometimes the demons come calling anyway .

So yesterday I was at the gym and this lady trainer that works there made me speechless ... She said without even having a conversation just out of the blue to me " you look amazing , Your dedication shows so much on you keep up the good work " ... So I was speechless a perfect stranger that doesnt love me at all said the most amazing thing that left me speechless. No one has ever said to me "you look amazing " So maybe chasing that 13 pounds has done some good after all . My advice here is if you see someone that you know puts forth that effort and doesnt ask anything of you mayve just take aminute and tell them they are doing good because they might just need to know it no matter how strong they are .

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROSE284 3/22/2013 8:16AM

    Wow that's awesome! And really encouraging. I'm having a bit of a battle with the same 4-5 lbs at the moment (put them on, take them off, then they're back on again, argh!) but as long as we keep going that's the main thing!

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COOKIE_AT_51 3/17/2013 9:25PM

    Well said sweet Miss Tink ... emoticon emoticon ... I know we can, one step at a time!

Spark on sweetie! ~ Cookie

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LJR4HEALTH 3/17/2013 8:56PM

    Now that is when you know you are doing good - she sees what you are doing and sees the changes in you that is the BEST NSV Darlene you are doing great

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NGCHILD 3/17/2013 8:48PM

    Keeping on the healthy path is what matters. Even when we don't see results on the scale, it's important to keep acting the part. To me, that is what is important. Kudos to you for continuing to PUSH!

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CYALE76 3/17/2013 7:27PM

    We all have times that we feel we are fighting a never ending battle, I was so exhausted last week and didn't do much but I also didn't give up. You have been doing an amazing job, with all the trouble you had with your foot and you still kept going !! You are such an inspiration to me. Keep up the great work and you will reach any goal that you set for yourself.

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FALLNTENN 3/17/2013 6:19PM

    You are Amazing! Thanks for sharing your story. I've read the blog twice already because it's inspiring me to keep pushing on.

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JUSTYNA7 3/17/2013 5:28PM

    I can get caught up on the weight. The number. The feeling like we are "stuck". But we are not. The scale may be... but we continue on. Our bodies continue to change. Consistency is such a wonderful thing. Because if I STOP.... !!!! Do you know what happens when you coast? You can only coast down hill. So even maintaining takes work! We are keeping our engines reved for the next change whether that be a NSV or a change in the scale. You ARE amazing and it WILL happen. For me it meant trying something new and that new thing was joining a BL challenge so I would start trying things outside my comfort zone. This week I plan to try something else new... don't know what yet... but I am open to the opportunity. That in itself is a NSV. I am constantly changing and I cannot let the scale tell me that is not true.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/17/2013 5:13PM

    Good for you! I don't know how many times I have felt discouraged, but the important thing is to keep on keeping on. You should put that quote on a sticky note and post it all over your house so that the impact remains on your psyche. Congrats!

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TERESA159 3/17/2013 5:05PM

    We all get discouraged and lots of times it's just because results are so SLOW and weight loss is not an exact science. You don't do A and get B. You do A and more A and sometimes you get B but sometimes you get NADA. Or worse. It's definitely an uphill battle and not for the weak. So, there's that. You keep going. We keep going. We get pissed, we backslide, we remember what we wanted so we keep going. And slowly, we get there. We do. Look where you are now compared to when you started. And other people are noticing!! That is wonderful. Congrats.

(Your background picture is such torture! I love those dam things.)

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GOODGETNBETR 3/17/2013 4:26PM

    Yes, we should rely on our own tracker for approval but it never hurts getting the occasional external validation. Just can't let it get to our heads. emoticon

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MINE_AH13 3/17/2013 3:41PM

    That is fantastic! I cant wait to get to that point! Good job! Keep it up!

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PICKIE98 3/17/2013 3:39PM

    Amazing!!!!! See, the whole time you were focusing on pounds, your body and trainer were focusing on toning and health..

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