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We should all give ourselves a big pat on the back!

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Friday, May 03, 2013

It has been super slow at work this past week. Quarterly payrolls are done. April 15th is long gone now. The accountants still have work to do, but I have none right now. Since I have had free time, I have been browsing on Spark friend blogs again. I noticed about half of the blogs mention the words "scared" "worried" and/or "upset".

We are all on Spark for a reason. Some of us want to fit into a dress for a wedding. Others want to lose their freshman 15. There are other Sparkers who are training to run marathons. Some of us can afford personal trainers and some of us use laundry detergent as weights! No matter what the reason, we are all trying to better ourselves in some way. I think we should all give ourselves a pat on the back for being on this website. No matter how we are feeling right now, we have all accomplished some kind of goal. Most of us have many goals for the near and far future. We all stumble at some point. Just being on this site shows you have the strength to better yourself even if you don't see it!

I wish everyone would take a minute and just breathe. Give yourself a hug - give yourself a compliment! We are all different, but we all deserve the recognition of being a good person. Even if you feel weak, you are still a great person. Your goal may be to not drink soda for a day or run 20 miles in one day. Even if we don't reach our goals right away, we still deserve a reward for trying. The reward could be telling yourself "you WILL do it tomorrow!" Keep moving forward and look to the next day. Just saying "YES " instead of "maybe" can really help!

I get scared about losing weight. Actually, I still feel scared about it. I get nervous about what people I don't know think about me. In the past, I used to be really upset about it. I put all this energy into being stressed over something I can't control. People will think what they want no matter what to do. People in general are never satisfied. I wish I could show everyone that you need to care about yourself! If you aren't happy with yourself, take small steps to try to fix it. Maybe learning to love your attempt to better yourself can be even better than getting to the end result. Use the energy you put into stress into something else!

Everyone can lose a pound in one way or another. The journey we take is still important no matter which way we go. We all have good days and bad days. I wish I could help everyone who was having a bad day. Sometimes when I am down, I try everything to make myself smile - but it doesn't always work. I just try to remind myself that I have the chance to try again tomorrow. Life is short, and we may not have a tomorrow, but I still try to tell myself Now that I can't give up!

I am still one pound away from my goal weight. Am I scared? Maybe. I don't know. Am I worried I will never lose that one pound? Yes and No. I KNOW I could get to 155 if I only ate celery and carrots all day. That wouldn't be worth it. I don't want to lie to myself about the weight loss. I lost so much weight, and I don't feel like the person I see in the old pictures of myself. It would be so easy to just eat unhealthy foods again. It would be cheaper, more convenient, and tastier! But I need to stop and give myself that pat on the back to keep myself going. It isn't easy to be on this healthy journey. I know it isn't always easy for my Sparkfriends also. Life isn't easy. Life is a challenge!

Thank you to everyone who has posted on my blog, and also on other pages! Your support is appreciated! Hopefully everyone has a nice rest of the day. Even if you went over calories for the day, don't give up. Even if you wanted to go to the gym but can't - don't give up! Keep sparking!

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G33K10V3 8/15/2013 12:11PM

    "People will think what they want no matter what to do. People in general are never satisfied. I wish I could show everyone that you need to care about yourself! If you aren't happy with yourself, take small steps to try to fix it. Maybe learning to love your attempt to better yourself can be even better than getting to the end result. Use the energy you put into stress into something else! "

That is so true and that has been something that is hard for me... I hate disappointing MYSELF and I hate to fail in the eyes of others..... but one thing that I am learning is that I CAN succeed and that no matter what others see or know, I know what I am doing and I am feeling great about it!
I am still not at the point yet where I can really visualize my end result and I know that is okay. Right now (and probably for a long time to come) I am taking it one day at a time and considering each day a win.

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MONTREAL12 8/15/2013 10:27AM

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SUPERSYLPH 8/6/2013 9:16PM

    Great blog Thanks!

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GINIEMIE 5/18/2013 7:46AM

    See how wise you are. And we can and do help those having a bad day, when we reach out and comment on a blog or an entry on the friend feed. I know that I've been cheered and patted a lot and I am grateful.
Good job on being just a pound away from your goal. You deserve a pat on the back.
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MSGETHEALTHY35 5/13/2013 10:25AM

    Thank you for posting this Kimpy. I felt this way yesterday and for the first time I was satisfied with the small steps I've taken to keep pushing. You are awesome!

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GRAMPIAN 5/13/2013 10:14AM

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LEANMEAN2 5/11/2013 7:11AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GRINCHLETTE 5/10/2013 10:35PM

    congrats on your approaching goal...well, at least that goal. We all know we're in this for life, through the ups and the downs, right? Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Very encouraging.

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JORDANLHALL 5/10/2013 12:36PM

    OMG YOU'RE SO CLOSE!!!!!! :D :D :D

You definitely deserve a pat on the back! I'm always so amazed at your healthy, positive attitude and your ability to persevere! You're truly inspiring! I can't wait to hear from you after you reach all your goals!

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NBRITNER 5/8/2013 6:52PM

  You will lose a pound and more. You deserve
A blue ribbon!!!

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TMBTTLES 5/8/2013 5:47PM

    Thanks for the encouragement :). Wishing you success on your last pound to reach your goal! You can do it!! Keep up the great work.

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MARYBETHMORGAN 5/8/2013 11:54AM

  Thank you!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/7/2013 8:59PM

    emoticon on the popular blog post!

You are doing so well on the weight loss, I am so happy for you!

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SPARCTICUS 5/7/2013 6:53PM

    Very true! Well spoken. Thank you for your heartfelt remarks and keep up the great work. We can succeed on this journey we've chosen, and will!

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ADAPTINGANNIE 5/7/2013 6:01PM

    Thanks for these beautiful and timely thoughts. It is so easy to get lost in the self-directed negative and so difficult (at times) to find the positive and the inspiration to continue toward your ultimate goal. Good luck as you continue the voyage.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 5/7/2013 7:59AM

    SO right! Thanks for putting it out there!! (now I will go and pat myself on the back:))
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TPETRIE 5/6/2013 7:16PM

  Great blog!!

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    Thanks.

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LEWILL1982 5/6/2013 10:27AM

    Thank you so much for your reassurance. Really needed to hear (read) that. Great job and way to put it in perspective!

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BANDMOM2012 5/6/2013 10:04AM

    Great job!

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HLOCHRIDGE 5/6/2013 9:09AM

    Great blog!

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LORIVIOLA 5/6/2013 9:02AM

    wow. emoticon so much.
have a fantastic day. x0x

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LBTHOMASJR 5/6/2013 8:26AM

    Great Blog. Everyone needs this perspective from time to time. We're all too hard on ourselves sometimes, to the point that a remidner such as yours is in order, to remember not our falures, but just what we HAVE accomplished. Keep up the great work.

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-SHOREIDO- 5/6/2013 8:20AM

    Great way to start this Spring Season!! Good job! emoticon

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CFMOSS 5/6/2013 8:13AM

    Thanks!!

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POPPISEED 5/6/2013 5:08AM

    What a beautiful blog! emoticon

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SJKENT1 5/5/2013 10:24PM

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Victory is your journey!!

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PENOWOK 5/5/2013 9:36PM

    well said

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NILLAPEPSI 5/5/2013 5:52PM

    emoticon for your inspiration!!

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    What an encouraging analysis and advice! emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 5/5/2013 3:19PM

    Thanks for the great reminder.

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KALEWINE 5/5/2013 2:43PM

    Thank you for the encouragement!

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CDRAWDY1 5/5/2013 12:39PM

    Thank you for the reminder. You reminded me to accept the things I can not change and work on the things I can.... Just ME!!! emoticon

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:41AM

    Agreed! We all deserve a pat on our backs for doing what it takes to get in the shape we want, and for doing our best.



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ZSTANLEY 5/5/2013 9:20AM

    Whoa!!!!

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EMILY0724 5/5/2013 9:01AM

    Thank-you so much for posting such an uplifting blog!. Sometimes (a lot of the time) I get caught up on what I'm NOT doing and tend to forget about what I AM doing and all that I've accomplished. This was a great reminder!

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2HAMSDIET 5/5/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon I no longer think of junk food being cheaper as it costs so much more in the long run. I also don't think of junk food as taster but now think grease/salt. I love your blogs you are such an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEELIE21 5/5/2013 7:49AM

    I needed this today thank you!

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MAWMAW101 5/5/2013 7:22AM

    Hope I stop and remember the accomplishments not just the set-backs on my journey. Thanks for the reminder!
Congratulations for being recognized for your great blog!
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BANNERMAN 5/5/2013 2:14AM

  Good job, keep it up.

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MARYJEANSL 5/5/2013 12:20AM

  Congrats on being so close to goal!

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TINKERCACHE 5/5/2013 12:19AM

  Well said. Thank you..

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