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Positively Positive Supports

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

This past Monday morning was promising to be the mother of ALL dreaded Mondays. Then I came across this in my friend feed:

MORRIGAN11 Mondays are just a matter of perception. I plan on per Irving it as a day filled with opportunities!

emoticon So true! It IS another beautiful day of opportunities! Prayers were sent for a positive attitude and HOPE for the day and ensuing week.

Monday at work I received three comments "Wow, you are looking good." "How much weight HAVE you lost?" and my favorite from a patient, "you are so pretty. What have you done to yourself?" This made my 2lb Easter gain a lil easier to swallow.

Tuesday arrived. I was wearing a new shirt (size smaller) and again, the compliments came- it's "my color" apparently. The loss "really shows" and " those pants are falling off you practically."

The lovely lady limes and other supporters through my blogs or my sparkpage comments/sparkgoodies have been pumping support my way along with suggestions. REALLY good suggestions. Reminders that I am not alone in this and they seem to truly think I can do this for the long haul. ME.

All of this positivity flooded in my direction when I needed it the most. It has given me the boost to keep going, keep focused, keep moving forward, fight the fight, and to live for EACH day, not just for the weekend emoticon

After all, this is not about 2 lbs gained or lost. It's about being healthy. Reaching my dreams and goals in life. Letting the inner athlete out from the dark. LiViNg life to the fullest.

The practical reasons for what I am doing:
Strength training is building my muscles so I can climb a rock.
Cardio is preparing me for endurance so I can climb down the Grand Canyon and back UP. Becoming a better swimmer so i can cliff dive. Eating healthier to give myself the energy to do those things. Cutting calories because it makes all of the above possible.

Thanks to all who believe for helping me during the tough spots and reminding me to believe in myself emoticon



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKINNIESOMEDAY 4/13/2013 12:02PM

    You can so do this and you are worth this and all these small victories one step at a time will add up and you will have a LARGE victory before you know it. Keep on keeping on !!


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MOBYCARP 4/10/2013 9:46PM

    Love the goals! Just don't cliff dive off the top of the Grand Canyon.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/10/2013 7:41PM

    Yay for non-scale victories!

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SHANSHE 4/10/2013 1:39PM

    I love the things you WANT to go and do and focusing on those things MUST give you some encouragement to keep going!

Positivity is something *I* need to work on as of late, thanks for the reminder.

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    Cliff Diving? WOW! Just remember, you are not alone in this. We are all here to find our way to the BEST that WE can be. It's a "one day at a time" adventure. We do not have to struggle alone. I'm so grateful that you are finding the support & positivity that you need to be successful. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DMEYER4 4/10/2013 7:01AM

  very wise words . Thank you for believing in yourself and all other sparkers on our long journey to health and happiness. Have a great day and keep positive

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ELRIDDICK 4/10/2013 6:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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