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A day for firsts

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today is a day for a lot of "firsts" for me and I feel pretty darned good about it.
emoticon This is the first day back on SP. I finally realized I need this site to succeed. I need accountability. It is so easy to overeat when you don't write everything down. I learned that the hard way when I stepped on the scale this morning-but don't worry the weight gain is only a temporary setback.
emoticon This is my first blog. I can't believe I'm actually doing this. I'm using the Spark Coach and it said that people are far more successful if they participate in the community, so here I am! Quiet, shy, me is learning that this journey is easier if you have friends to share the path.
emoticon For the first time I stood up for myself. I'm the type of person that hates to rock the boat and complain (as I said- shy and quiet). I finally realized that I matter just as much as everyone else and my needs are just as important. I'm dealing with an ugly contractor issue. Today I articulated my complaints in a positive, non emotional, and clear way and firmly stated there will be consequences if the work is not done correctly. Low and behold-the world did not end. In fact, the contractor arranged for the work to be done next Monday.
emoticon For the first time, I did not run to food for comfort after my confrontation. I realized that stuffing my face with food was a way to stuff down my emotions. That is the biggest reason I keep the weight on. By saying what I needed to say and releasing my emotions I become lighter.

So It's been an amazing first day-I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KSGROTHE 3/25/2013 4:53PM

    Great first blog, Linda! emoticon

- Karen

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NASFKAB 3/24/2013 12:53PM

  great job

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/23/2013 8:51PM

    You're doing fantastic! You are going to be so proud of yourself when you see all you accomplish this season.


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TINY67 3/23/2013 9:04AM

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CAROLYN0107 3/23/2013 6:22AM

    emoticon Great first blog!!

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SPEEDY143 3/23/2013 3:40AM

    emoticon a triple RED LETTER day emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 3/22/2013 11:36PM

    Excellent!! Very inspiring and motivating. Keep the attitude going!!
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IWEARBGPANTIES 3/22/2013 10:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon First blog, and I am going thru some of those very same issues on my journey. The one that is the hardest for me right now is standing up for myself I am not exactly what you would call quiet and shy, but am teaching myself that also. emoticon

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HARROWJET 3/22/2013 9:23PM


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CANDOIT54 3/22/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon good job emoticon

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BARHAAS 3/22/2013 7:49PM

    Woo hoo! You go girl! YOU can do it! Welcome back... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 3/22/2013 6:22PM

    Great blog with lots of insight. Getting confidence in yourself is a huge step forward. I enjoyed reading this; hope you write many more!

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LYNMEINDERS 3/22/2013 5:54PM

    Well done...thats so awesome....very proud of you with your confrontation....go you....
Look forward to hearing what day 2 is like.....woohoo....

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LEANNAW4 3/21/2013 9:42AM

    Great job! So proud of you for all those wonderful firsts!


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LYNNWILK2 3/20/2013 9:45PM

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okay, you are a great blog writer ... this was a great way to celebrate all your firsts....
to make a document them. Next time you need to remember the great feelings you can come back to your blog and you can remember how it felt for all these wonderful firsts.
And everything seems a bit more easy when sharing with friends...
keep up the great work.

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CHERIJ16 3/20/2013 9:30PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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