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What will you do TODAY?

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

After having lost 118lbs, I can tell you from experience that weight loss is NEVER and has NEVER been a consistent, linear experience.. linear meaning the line on the graph goes down at the same rate over the same amount of time..ie.. a consistent 1-3 lbs per week. It looks far more like the ups and downs of a stock market graph.

Like judging the quality of a stock, it isn't what it has done over a week or a month but what has it done over a significantly longer period of time.

One thing that people lack is patience. I have made unbelievable mistakes and even deliberate "mistakes" ie.. binges that would make an obsessive dieter cringe but yet have managed to lose alot of weight and accomplish some pretty epic things fitness wise. Long term success ALWAYS belongs to those who will stick to their guns and stay the course rather than fretting about week to week progress. Remember that this journey and lifestyle is for LIFE and it will take time for things to happen.

Far too many people pull the plug and quit not realizing the magic that was happening inside just because the scale didn't move, aborting what should have been their success story.

Stick to your guns at all costs even if the scale is not moving...

What will you do to be a success today?

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SCRAPBECCA 4/4/2013 8:59AM

    How did you know that this was exactly what I needed to hear today? I am sticking with it for the long haul! emoticon

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GINAC0 4/4/2013 7:51AM

    Very encouraging, thank you!

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CHRISGORGME 4/4/2013 5:35AM

    Great reminder! Thanks!
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FISHER011 4/4/2013 2:28AM

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NRLARA 4/4/2013 1:18AM

    Wake up and try harder today and then every day do it again... Good point!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/4/2013 12:37AM

    I am going to fight my stupid pregnancy cravings and limit my treat foods and eat lots of fruits and veggies! I AM.


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CICELY360 4/4/2013 12:27AM

  good blog

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CORNERKICK 4/3/2013 11:58PM

  I'm sticking to my guns...at least for today ;). Tomorrow's another day.

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GOOSIEMOON 4/3/2013 11:45PM

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CM_GARDNER78 4/3/2013 11:44PM

    I'm sticking!!! I'm sticking!!!! :-) Great blog!!!!!

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JIBBIE49 4/3/2013 11:32PM

    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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Glad to see this today! I have NSV for months but today finally saw a 0.2# loss!!

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HEARTS116 4/3/2013 9:58PM

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ROCKYCPA 4/3/2013 9:55PM

    Excellent reminder! Thanks!

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/3/2013 8:06PM

  Yes, it's the long run. emoticon

Also how was the rest of your classes? I only heard about the first one.It seemed as if it would be inspiring. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 4/3/2013 6:13PM

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SUSIEMT 4/3/2013 5:14PM

    Thank you for this blog! It is a good reminder to myself where I was and where I am! I will love myself a bit more today!

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DIANNEMT 4/3/2013 4:29PM

    Keeping working at it!! Great job!

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ALIDOSHA 4/3/2013 4:04PM

    Great advice! and so important as a principle to follow in order to succeed. emoticon

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SHOAPIE 4/3/2013 3:17PM

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TUTUNAN 4/3/2013 2:30PM

    As the saying goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day". Just hang in there!

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FAVORITEAUNT84 4/3/2013 12:59PM

    Thanks for the reminder!

How nice would that be tho? Clearance shopping for smaller clothes would be so much easier... emoticon

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 4/3/2013 12:53PM

    Thanks for the reminder....

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CEEMAY 4/3/2013 12:40PM

    I will track my food, drink my water and walk the dog!

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CLARAELIZABETH1 4/3/2013 12:32PM

  Just what I needed! THANK YOU!

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SHANNONY84 4/3/2013 12:13PM

    Thank you for the encouraging and inspirational blogs! You defiantly motivate me!

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LINDAK25 4/3/2013 11:51AM

    Thanks, I need all the encouragement I can get! I put myself on maintenance for a couple of months when I had surgery, but for the last month I've been trying to get back on track. This should be easy. I know just what to do. Huh!

Keep on going!

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GRIZ1GIRL 4/3/2013 11:30AM

    Yeah--just like the stock market...keeps going down & down...losing & losing. LOL! Life is definitely not a straight path--gotta keep on moving!

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SORLANDO21 4/3/2013 11:12AM

    Today I am going to get in my 10,000+ steps by going to my CKO Kickboxing class tonight 6-7PM!!
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I love it! Everyone should have a BIG Poster at work, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom for when u wake up saying "WHAT WILL YOU DO TDAY?!?!?""

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TURNINGTABLES21 4/3/2013 10:13AM

  Great post!

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GRACE-FUL 4/3/2013 9:46AM

    Thanks for the awareness and 'freshly stated' reminders of just how exciting & challenging this journey (of life) can be! I am determined to life TODAY to the fullest ~ and promise myself that I will stay mindful of all that I eat. I will also add to my exercise commitments by taking a nice brisk walk. Enjoy your day as well! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SJKENT1 4/3/2013 9:44AM

    Thanks - great way to visualize and encourage us on the journey. And it is a journey - step by step. Perseverance always wins!

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SLIMLEAF 4/3/2013 9:37AM

    I'm going to make sure I stick within my calorie range for today.

Thanks for the encouragement - it's so easy to become disheartened.

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PATRICIAANN46 4/3/2013 9:32AM

  Wonderful advice.......... emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 4/3/2013 9:07AM

  Well said.

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/3/2013 9:02AM

    Thank you for the encouragement and reminder to look at the long term. I will keep after it no matter what setbacks I may encounter.
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SIMONEKP 4/3/2013 8:56AM

    great advice

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JANEMARIE77 4/3/2013 7:49AM

    yup finding that truth everyday

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MIMIDOT 4/3/2013 7:46AM

    Great blog! Great advise!

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