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The Beginning

Friday, July 05, 2013

Today, I said, “Enough is enough.” I have struggled with losing weight for as long as I can remember. It’s easy to point the finger at my parents and say that they did not set a great example when it came to healthy living, and I have been doing that for a long time. That was my excuse for never putting forth my best effort at losing weight. The truth is, I know what foods are healthy and what foods are not. I know that exercise is good for everyone’s body and what the benefits of exercise are. Out of concern for my health, many people have tried to get me lose weight; however, I felt very overwhelmed and said, “I can’t.”
So, what makes today so special? Why would I finally start believing that it is possible to lose the extra weight I have been carrying around my entire life? For the first time in my life, I am the one who is telling me that I need and want to lose weight. I have missed out on so much because I have exceeded the weight limit or because I did not want people looking at me. Up until this point, I have been my own worst enemy. I have made myself believe that I am not worth the effort. Finally, I have allowed the little voice in my head come through and remind me of what a great person I am and this weight is not who I am. My excess weight is just merely a manifestation of things I have led myself to believe.
I know I have a long road ahead of me. I have twenty-seven years of greasy and sugary foods to work off of my body. This journey begins just like any other journey – with an idea and a first step.
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    1661 days ago

    1661 days ago
    May God bless your success on this journey we all share.
    1661 days ago
    This rocks! You are so worth it!!
    I think all of us have to get there on our own, deep down, feeling worthy enough to take control and say you know what - this is my life and I am worth it... not doing it for someone (-: thats one of the ah-ha moments that lead to epic success.
    With Spark people - wow, these people are amazing... you have so many cheerleaders to help when you need it, to make the road a little less bumpy.
    Once we realize we control our destiny, it can be the most liberating thing in the world... dont let that scare you - we have your back!! (hugs) GO YOU!! The time is right now, the only time is now... the best time is right now!!
    Yell at any of us if you need anything - I'm excited to watch your journey!!

    1662 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    emoticon emoticon you can do anything you make up your mind to do. Best of luck on your journey
    1662 days ago
    You can do this! Just keep making the next right decision when it comes to your body. If you screw up forget about it and move on.
    1662 days ago
    Little changes can change everything.

    Start making small changes and even if you "mess up", just keep going.

    Learn how to portion your food and start tracking what you eat every day. Find ways to move your body that you love. Make short, medium and long term goals. Never give up!

    Best wishes on your health journey!

    1662 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    emoticon And you will this time as you have decided to do this for no one else but yourself. The most important person there is. Take it one day at a time. Step by step and pound by pound. emoticon emoticon
    1662 days ago
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