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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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NCSUE0514 5/4/2013 8:06AM

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TRYINGHARD54 5/4/2013 8:04AM

    great blog.. thank you

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IAMWINNING 5/4/2013 7:58AM

    If I wanted to, I could make a very long list of downer thoughts, because I am my own worst critic. But I am learning to think more positively - I'm sticking to Sparks, tracking what exercise I do get, and my food, even when I go over my calories. I refuse to give up on the idea of losing weight and becoming more healthy, even though two of meds I HAVE TO take cause weight gain emoticon and I've met many fine people on Sparks - people who are also struggling to lose those lumpy pounds as well as those who have reached and maintained their goal weight. I find great encouragement from many who are in a similar place as I am, as well as people like yourself who have had fantastic success in their journey. Thank you for this reminder to focus on the good things about ourselves. One day when I was very down, a friend of mine sent me a list of non-scale victories I have accomplished. I keep a printed copy on my desk and review it now and then when I get down. How encouraging it is. So emoticon for this blog. I'm sure it will encourage those who aren't being as kind to themselves as they should.

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WILSONWR 5/4/2013 7:57AM

    Great motivational blog. Thanks!

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GRUMBLEGIRL 5/4/2013 7:36AM

    What a great post! You are so right.

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VTMAID 5/4/2013 7:23AM

    Thank you for the wise words!
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MIZZKINS 5/4/2013 7:23AM

    Thanks for reminding me how lucky I am to be here! I posted one of the "scared" blogs and realized afterwards I have 2 months of SP under by belt! Woot! Thanks for being positive when some of us aren't! That's what SP is all about! And congrats on your confidence and success!!!!!

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KATHIC2 5/4/2013 7:20AM

  Well said. We need to and we should. Great reminder.

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JIBBIE49 5/4/2013 7:06AM

    You're the star today. emoticon Great seeing your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/4/2013 7:00AM

    Your attitude is one to emulate. thank you so much for sharing the truth of how hard we so often are on ourselves.
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CHERYLHURT 5/4/2013 6:50AM

  Thanks!

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SANDYCRANE 5/4/2013 6:32AM

    We are always to hard on ourselves. Your blog was a great reminder that we should be proud of our accomplishments. Spark People has been the best thing for me.
You look like great, congratulations.

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SHERYLP461 5/4/2013 6:29AM

    thanks for your insight

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NSSREENIVASAN 5/4/2013 6:26AM

  Very good line of thinking. I remember Lord Tennyson's last few lines of his famous 'Ulysis'. 'To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield'

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STEVIEBEE569 5/4/2013 6:20AM

    Thanks for this blog! Great attitude! emoticon

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BESSHAILE 5/4/2013 6:13AM

    You go girl. You have a wonderful attitude and a healthy love of yourself. And you're generous as well - mighty fine qualities. And that pound will leave eventually.



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MARYBETH4884 5/4/2013 5:28AM

    Love your attitude! You are so right! emoticon

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KACEYSW 5/4/2013 4:49AM

    emoticon - So very well-stated!

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123ELAINE456 5/4/2013 3:46AM

  Awesome Blog. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IDICEM 5/4/2013 2:52AM

  Well said, Kimpy. Have a wonderful weekend!
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/3/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon blog, Kimpy! emoticon for reminding us why we are on this journey! We need to do this for ourselves and being good to ourselves along the way goes a long way. Very well said, Kimpy.
emoticon emoticon and you'll loose that last lb. Yes you will.
Maria

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HHB4181 5/3/2013 8:59PM

    one of your best blogs! emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 5/3/2013 7:02PM

    Wonderful blog emoticon for reminding us all to value ourselves for what we do and who we are....You are a very sweet & kind friend emoticon

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KALISWALKER 5/3/2013 5:20PM

    I always enjoy your blogs. You sound ready for the Spring Challenge!

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SHARON10002 5/3/2013 4:33PM

    emoticon so very much for this blog. We just need to remember to love ourselves and our bodies no matter where we are in our weight loss journey, and that is never an easy thing to do. You should be VERY proud of your accomplishments! You look FABULOUS! I know that you will meet with success in your maintenance phase, too!

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KAPELAKIN 5/3/2013 4:05PM

    What a great blog, I agree that we should be giving each other all a big pat on the back. Thank you for being such a positive presence on Spark.
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LOOKINGUP2012 5/3/2013 2:52PM

    Those scary thoughts do come. I have these new habits, as long as I don't get busy and think I can just grab something. I knuckle down, then I back off. Just human. Thanks a lot for understanding.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 5/3/2013 1:52PM

    I love this blog! Thank you! It's easy to fall into that dreaded trap of despair over something. We do need each other's support. I truly appreciate all the support and encouragement you have given me in my journey. We're all in this together! We will succeed! Have a fantastic weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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ALICIALYNNE 5/3/2013 1:39PM

    I love this blog!!!!

It is so easy for us to get caught up in a temporary stumble, that we forgot how far we have already come. It's nice to have a reminder that, despite the falls off of the wagon, we can get back on and get it done.



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PRETTYPITHY 5/3/2013 1:16PM

    Thanks for this! Great blog! I fully agree that simply doing our best is something to be cheered and supported. And the cheering we do for ourselves along the way is part of the process of learning self-love. emoticon

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LYNSEY723 5/3/2013 1:05PM

    Great blog! We all need this reminder occasionally!

Have a great weekend!

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KIMCOLLINGS 5/3/2013 12:54PM

    Great blog and reminder to be nice to ourselves. Have a wonderful weekend!

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