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Almost there....I think I can do this!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Well, here it is April 22, 2013.

OK....So it's April 22, 2013, Lyn....so what?

Well.........I'm still alive. emoticon I'm still active. emoticon I have no arthritis. emoticon I have no apparent health problems. emoticon
Oh, unless you count the occasional memory lapse. emoticon

Here I am....a woman born in 1938....ya' know, that's such a long time ago when I think about it....that's even before the second world war! Oh, my goodness, how the world has changed.
And now that you mention it Lyn...so have you. And for the better I think.
I've learned how to listen to others....to look them in the eyes....and really listen, to hear their concerns.
I have learned to not talk so much. Other people need to share, to unload, so I really prefer to hear their stories, and not the sound of my own voice babbling on.
I have found that I truly love to comfort others that are hurting. Even if they are just minor hurts...it doesn't matter, because THEY matter.

I have also found a lot of other people here on SP who are the same. They love to comfort others, to encourage, to build people up when they are down, sad, depressed or hurting. What wonderful examples for me to learn from.
Thank you Spark People....all you beautiful Spark People.... emoticon

So, on this SP journey that I restarted on Jan 1, 2013....here I am, on the brink of my first ever goal line.....ever!!! I have 4 more pounds to lose in order to pat myself on the back.
I realized today, that when I get to a point like this, I seem to sabotage myself. Perhaps from lack of confidence that I won't make it...and of course sabotaging myself means that I won't. And that just re-enforces my negative thoughts that I never can.
And around we go again.

BUT NOT THIS TIME!!!

I titled my Sparkpage "Yes, I can."
And I will.
I am telling myself I will this time. I have to....I don't have much time left to keep on trying and keep on sabotaging myself.

I am posting these pictures because they help to reinforce my confidence. Hey, Lyn...you really can do it. Three more weeks to go before I leave on my cruise. That's my goal timeline.

This was last August.

This was a couple months ago.

This is today.

Today is a good day.
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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 4/23/2013 2:59PM

    emoticon So inspiring!
emoticon Just a little longer... don't sabotage yourself now!
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CELEST 4/23/2013 10:51AM

    What a delightful blog and the self improvement is awesome. You keep going and doooo enjoy your cruise.

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GLORYB2014 4/23/2013 10:28AM

    Wow Lyn, you've really been working it! You look super great and only a few more pounds to go? AWESOME!!

Of course you're going to make it; of course you aren't going to sabotage all the good you've done. Why?
BECAUSE YOU'RE WORTH IT GIRL!!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/23/2013 8:51AM

    You look great, and you have so much to be proud of! Keep up the good work and never stop telling yourself that you are worth it!

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PICTUREME40 4/23/2013 8:29AM

    Way to go Girl!!!! Looks like your hard work is paying off.
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COOKIE_AT_51 4/23/2013 8:02AM

    emoticon What wonderful changes! emoticon

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STHOMAS1009 4/23/2013 7:52AM

    You are looking good! emoticon and emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/23/2013 12:33AM

    AMAZING!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/22/2013 11:25PM

    Awesome! You and Aunt Carol are almost the same age. She was born in 35. She is the one that paints.

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