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A Tremendous Motivating Thought!

Monday, April 29, 2013

This morning I asked myself, "Where do you want to be in six months?" I had no doubt in my mind but to answer, " At goal, of course!!" If I so strongly know that that's where I want to be, then that means that I believe in myself. So that's an amazing realization for myself. At times I question whether I really want this or not because I seem to struggle more than I should every day. I know that alot has to do with weight-gaining meds, but I also know that I'm in control of what I put in my mouth. I know what works and what doesn't. I am such an awesome supporter to others and I may as well say that, but when it comes to myself, I tend to not cheer near as much! Am I so worth it?!! Yes I am!! So each day and all day off and on, I will practice what I preach and I will cheer myself on because I'm so worth it as others tell me often! So, where do I want to be in six months? I know where and I will remind myself that that's why I'm trying to eat more healthy and exercise more strenuously. I can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THINRONNA 7/25/2013 9:08AM

    Wonderful blog! You are soooo worth it and you can do t!!!!!

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MANILUS 7/1/2013 11:03PM

    When you set your mind to it, you will do it! We are our own best cheerleaders!

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GRANDMABABA 5/31/2013 11:46AM

    I wish you great success in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. I know what you mean about weight gaining drugs as I go round and round with steroids and other chronic meds for ms. In six months I will be where I am now or maybe a bit less. But, I know I am in jeopardy as I just began another round of the dreaded high dose steroids for exacerbation. Gotta fight the appetite every hour and must try to keep up on water and exercise. Kind of hard to do with current symptoms. My prayers are with you as you succeed!

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BARBANNA 5/30/2013 7:17PM

    Glad life is working better regardless of all the health issues. You have a better attitude and that is remarkable. Keep up your momentum! emoticon emoticon

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IDAHOFLOWER 5/28/2013 11:01AM

We got to be good to ourselves
and than we can help others. The
changing of the weather sure helps.
Got my garden started to eat lots of
good stuff.
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NANT406 5/4/2013 6:19AM

    What a great epiphany. emoticon I also struggle when it comes to cheering myself on. But I will follow the wonderful example of yours and start becoming more accountable. I can relate to the weight-gaining meds...that Prednisone can really hit hard. I pray that our RA goes into remission, so that we may exercise pain-free. emoticon Thank you for being such a fantastic role model, you always put a smile on my face emoticon I'll be cheering you on the whole way to your goal and beyond. Take care dear friend and keep on sparking!

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KIKIMAV 5/2/2013 9:17PM

    Great attitude! Stick to it! I think I read it somewhere in Sparkpeople: "Treat yourself as you would trear your beest friend" I think most of us can benefit greatly from this advice!

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ANGRITTER 5/2/2013 6:59PM

    Sister, you are wonderful and extremely worth it. And that little yellow bug is still waiting for you out there!

Soon the snow will be melting and warmer winds will be blowing. Your farm will prosper, as will you. Long winters tend to keep us all in the extra comfy padding we carry around in the winter. But Spring has sprung, and so will my scale if I don't do something about it!

So we are in this together. And make sure you are not working too STRENUOUSLY! Don't hurt yourself, please. THAT'S MY JOB! LOL

Hugs and Love, Ang

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SUSAN-IS-WORTHY 5/1/2013 9:12PM

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I am right here with you!!! I know what you mean about being better at supporting others vs supporting ourselves, but you are absolutely right--you came to a great realization about this, which means you know you are worth it and can do it!!!

Just like the hair commercial says, 'Because, I'm worth it!"

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DEDICATED2HIM 4/30/2013 5:46AM

    Great thought, Karen! Yes, we can be so good to others; and so NOT to ourselves! You can do this. I can do this. Our goals are attainable. We just have to believe it for ourselves. emoticon

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_LINDA 4/30/2013 1:27AM

    Yes you are worth it and yes the only way to get it done is to make yourself a priority.. You can do this!
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SCTF75 4/29/2013 10:28PM

    I think being kind to yourself is such a great way to be! I need to practice it! I'm glad you are motivated and happy on your journey!

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    I made a deal with myself when I started becoming more active on SP - If I was cheering for someone else, then I also had to cheer for myself. Every time! Soon it became habit to automatically cheer for myself along with others and that's where I am today.
One for me...
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Two for you... cos you needed an extra cheer!

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CAROLMAID 4/29/2013 5:47PM

    Now that's just awesome! So happy for you that you had that epiphany! of course you are worth cheering as much as everybody else is! put yourself first in your thoughts and GO GO GO! you are worth it!

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    I agree. In fact, I think you should make yourself the main priority. While helping others is great this journey is about you and your health.

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CIZETHEDAY124 4/29/2013 4:50PM

    I love the upbeat attitude!! emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/29/2013 4:19PM

    Treating yourself well is a great step. I know it's hard, especially because with what we deal with we often can't do what we did before. We have to relearn how to live with the meds and their side effects. We have to walk before we run. But you my friend are doing it. You can and will do this with your determination, perspiration and kindness to yourself. Keep moving!

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BEBOP4ME 4/29/2013 3:43PM

    Yep! I've been asking myself, do I want this treat or do I want to be healthy and fit? It has helped me with a couple of serious temptations this past week! You can do it!

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GRACEOMALLEY 4/29/2013 3:36PM

    Do unto yourself as you do unto others! You are most certainly worth it! You go girl!
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    You are worth it!
Here's to 6 months from now (or sooner!) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A_NEW_CHAPTER 4/29/2013 3:02PM

    I just had this same talk with myself this morning - I know where I want to be!! I am going to get there!!
Thanks for the reminder! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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