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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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FLEMIDG 5/5/2013 12:15AM

    Thanks so much for a wonderful blog. I needed to hear that today. I have been very down on myself. Thanks for the encouragement. Congratulations on your success. Keep up the great work. You are an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DRB13_1 5/4/2013 11:46PM

    thanks for the pep talk - we need to give ourselves affirmations

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JOYFUL452003 5/4/2013 11:20PM

    Thank you for sharing! Great blog.

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GOING-STRONG 5/4/2013 11:10PM

    Thanks so much for writing this blog... it is just what I needed today!

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JUNEAU2010 5/4/2013 10:36PM

    I love this blog! Thank you!

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KARRENLYNN 5/4/2013 10:29PM

    You are right. We should be proud of our accomplishments.

Karen

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AJB121299 5/4/2013 10:28PM

    Nice

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Great blog.

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MARYGOLD5 5/4/2013 9:44PM

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CM_GARDNER78 5/4/2013 9:23PM

    You are such a sweetheart! What a great blog! :-) I know you'll make it to your goal weight! I don't know why you'd worry about what other people think about you. I can't imagine anyone having a negative opinion about you! You exude positivity!! :-)

Have a great day!!!

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BLONDIE218145 5/4/2013 8:55PM

    Great blog! emoticon

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DWSCHUYLER 5/4/2013 8:39PM

    Tons of great advice. To find the balance between high expectations and being too hard on ourselves is difficult for a lot of us, so I appreciate the reminders! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DELIA38961 5/4/2013 8:06PM

    thnx for the blog ..I really needed that today :)

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DELIA38961 5/4/2013 8:06PM

    thnx for the blog ..I really needed that today :)

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 5/4/2013 8:03PM

    Yep... I'm with you. Be proud of any and every positive change. No matter how small, a step in the right direction is still a step in the right direction.
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DIANNEMT 5/4/2013 7:22PM

    I am afraid that I am going to gain my weight back! I am now maintaining and hope I can just keep it up. It is a lifestyle for me now so hopefully it will be fine. But yes--change is scary.

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ZOE13O 5/4/2013 7:18PM

    Great blog. thanks!
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EXPLORER2988 5/4/2013 7:18PM

  Great blog, I feel better just for having read it. I think we all suffer from some fear anytime we do something different in life that we're not comfortable with. Everyone out there who is attempting to make this lifestyle change deserves a huge hug and a pat on the back for doing so. Change isn't easy and usually comes at some kind of price....It doesn't have to be negative....good luck everyone. emoticon

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FRANCES-AGAPE 5/4/2013 6:48PM

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Your words are WONDERFUL
and wonderfully written

I had not had the Pleasure
of reading your blog before,
but definitely will again
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for sharing and inspiring

Have a Super Sunday !

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! PEACE, LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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for being the featured blogger -
you DESERVE it !

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FISHER011 5/4/2013 6:24PM

    Wow! Great blog! emoticon

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GRAMMAOF16 5/4/2013 6:18PM

    emoticon for the great advice!

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PATRICIAANN46 5/4/2013 6:10PM

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MNNICE 5/4/2013 6:07PM

    I think one of the best things about being a Sparker is finding others who are in the same boat. It helps to stay motivated knowing we are not in it alone! And yes, along with helping others, we can all give ourselves a pat ont eh back!

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CYND59 5/4/2013 5:46PM

    Great blog. I enjoyed ready it.

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AUGUSTDRAGON 5/4/2013 5:02PM

    You have spoken words to live by. Thank you.

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 5/4/2013 4:55PM

  I so needed this today. Thank you! emoticon

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SHOAPIE 5/4/2013 4:42PM

    Awesome

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4KWALK 5/4/2013 4:37PM

    Very well written. I can see from your spark page that you walk the walk as well as talk the talk. Thanks so much for putting these thougts in words so we can all benefit. emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 5/4/2013 4:18PM

    YES, YES, YES. SOOO RIGHT ON THE BUTTON.

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MOMOSG 5/4/2013 3:59PM

    What a great blog. Thank you so much for posting this.

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MSFROGGIE 5/4/2013 3:22PM

    I'm reading your blog and thought you had written my thoughts and fears!!

it's good to know that there is someone out there besides me feeling that way!

Keep up the good work!

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JSEATTLE 5/4/2013 2:53PM

  Beautiful words, thank you so much!

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MERRYMERRY6 5/4/2013 2:43PM

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JERICHO1991 5/4/2013 2:34PM

    I wish I were 1 pound from my goal weight. Hope to be there soon.

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KONRAD695 5/4/2013 2:13PM

    Absolute wonderful writing. emoticon emoticon

I have never seen or read any of your stuff before, but from just this one, I want to be your buddy. Most people don't express their feelings to everyone (well complaints and wines all the time), and you just did. Thank you for the BIG pat on the back, the kind "you can do it", and the "we're all in this together" hug.

Don't know if that was your entire intention, but that's what I'm taking from it. Thank you for telling me that I'm doing OK, especially being in the middle of another rough week.

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SIMONEKP 5/4/2013 2:09PM

    awesome

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BLUEANGELLK 5/4/2013 2:06PM

    A big hug to you!!!

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    Thanks for the inspiration
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ROSEBB 5/4/2013 1:53PM

    Thank you for putting into words your feelings. I agree with you that we often don't give ourselves enough credit. emoticon emoticon

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FIRECOM 5/4/2013 1:21PM

    Very well stated. Thanks.

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