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Mother's Day 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I am using this day to document the 'kick-off' of my renewed focus and choice to lose the remaining weight from my original attempt. It's been an interesting struggle at times, and at others, no struggle at all as I succumbed to 'not caring' or 'I'll try again tomorrow' or 'maybe this is the weight I'm supposed to be' arguments that ruled the day. I've maintained my weight within 5 pounds for a long time. It's now time to get the last 18 pounds off and move into a healthier BMI.
I guess I enjoyed thinking of my success at losing the first 25 pounds as quite an accomplishment-- and it is! But I stopped there, resting on that success for a long time, maybe hoping the rest would just 'happen.' Well, it hasn't and I know it won't without focus and action on my part.
So, here I am on this Mother's Day grateful for my children and family, grateful for my workout buddy who will read this blog and remind me of its content when I waiver, grateful for my Spark friends who encourage and who understand the struggle. I am grateful for the opportunity to write this intent and post it publicly and to be held accountable for these words.
As I reflect on where I've travelled and now focus on the rest of the climb-- to the top of this mountain-- I am confident I can do this. I must do this for my health and well being. I must do this for me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LESSOFMOORE 5/12/2013 9:24PM

    Deb, I have every confidence that you can and you will! emoticon emoticon

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PHATPAT18 5/12/2013 11:38AM

    Great job. Committing is the hardest part.

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SWDOTB2 5/12/2013 9:12AM

    I am so filled with gratitude to be your workout buddy and yes, I will remind you of your intent as we pick up the pace. There's no time like the present and in my mind's eye, I can see you reaching your goal and I can see me reaching my original goal of 152 (like I declared to the trees at Potawatomi).


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