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Motivation in the Weirdest Places...

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Okay, so I've been "off the wagon" so to speak for probably 2 months now. I'm not sure what happened exactly. I went from watching every tiny little thing I was putting into my body, working out 6-7 days a week and really noticing progress to eating complete and total crap and barely working out more than 2-3 times a week.

My weight loss has stalled, and I'm not surprised in the least. I seem to have lost momentum and I'm having a really hard time getting back to where I was. I'm dissapointed, because I was doing so well. I had never lost that much weight before, let alone on my own. I feel like every morning I wake up saying "This is the day! I'm back on track starting NOW" then something happens that ends up throwing me off track. Either my hubby wants to go out to dinner, or someone drops by and brings dessert, etc. I know that I control how I react in these situations ( I could/should order the healthy option, or not have any dessert), but will-power has never been my strong suit.

I was sharing my thoughts and troubles with my mom the other day and told her how I was having trouble finding motivation like I had in the past. That night, something happened: I slid off my engagement and wedding rings.

Since this might not seem to make much sense to anyone who might be reading this, I should probably explain: I haven't been able to take these rings off in over 4 years. They have literrally been stuck on my fingers since 2008ish... I had gained about 60lbs since my wedding. I am now down 30 of those pounds.

It was like someone up above noticed my struggles and wanted to give me a sign to keep going and not give up. The fact that I can get these rings off is proof that this whole journey is not in vain.

Now, every time I need motivation, I simply look down at my hand and touch my rings. It's a reminder of what I've been able to do, but also, a reminder of who I'm doing this for; myself, my husband, my son.

I think I've found that motivation I was missing... :-) I'll be sure to keep more up to date on my blogging too, since that is always a motivator.

Hope everyone has a great week!
Cheers!
S


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CATNCAG 6/30/2014 5:28PM

    Great blog! That had to b a wonderful feeling! A great NSV! Hope u r still doing well! Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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DAILYCHOICES 1/4/2014 9:30PM

    Great job on losing the weight and finding the motivation to continue on your journey! I'm sure you'll be a great success! emoticon

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GRAMPIAN 8/25/2013 5:07AM

  Great! emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 8/16/2013 12:41PM

    Wow, that is a great motivator!

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4_MY_GIRLZ_N_ME 8/12/2013 10:42AM

    This was exactly what I needed to read today! Thank you for sharing. One of my major goals is to be able to get my wedding ring back on. It's currently just too tight to wear comfortably. Congratulations on your achievement! emoticon

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SUNGIRL822 8/8/2013 2:05PM

  i too, was on a hiatus. I'm back now!!! Congrats with the loss of the 30 lbs.

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EFFRAYECHILDE 8/8/2013 8:30AM

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JOGSWITHDOGS 7/27/2013 5:49PM

    What a wonderful reminder for you to stay focused. You can do it!

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ROXYHON 7/19/2013 2:23PM

    Sometimes we get a message from above and miss it...way to go for listening and hearing the message!! Be proud of what you've done so far, and keep up the great work! We're all cheering for you!!!
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ZSTANLEY 7/17/2013 1:11PM

    Awwwwwwwww, very sweet and amazing , emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STARLY1217 7/17/2013 11:25AM

    emoticon It's the little things sometimes!

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GWINNER1 7/14/2013 11:59PM

    Dwell on the positive and what you've already accomplished. emoticon

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KEIANN1 7/14/2013 1:48AM

    emoticon I can definitely relate and this blog my just be my motivation that I have been missing. Again, thank you very much.

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ROBBIEY 7/13/2013 8:18PM

  The important thing is that you keep moving and get back on track. emoticon

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MONTREAL12 7/13/2013 4:53PM

  I'm back today; after a six month hiatus and chance being what it can be - came across your blog! Thanks and congrats! emoticon

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PROJECTLORNA 7/13/2013 12:22PM

    I, too, have not been able to get back on the wagon. I've regained around 10 pounds that I worked so hard to lose last winter. I needed this blog. THANKS...

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SADIEANDMISSY 7/13/2013 5:45AM

    WOW!!! is ALL I can say. You have really boosted my motivation with your story. THANK YOU!!!

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CATIATM 7/13/2013 5:20AM

    I saw your blog and just wanted to say - congratulations!!!!! emoticon

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SMARGED 7/12/2013 10:39PM

    Good for you! I haven't been able to take my ring off since about 30 years ago.... would I ever be happy if I ever succeed in losing enough weight so that it would slide off!!

Thanks for your inspiring blog! emoticon

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GUIN66 7/12/2013 10:35PM

  What a lovely and constant motivator for you! I must think of something appropriate for me!

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ARTJAC 7/12/2013 7:41PM

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LUVTOBOWL 7/12/2013 6:31PM

    What's good about this blog is, we all see you haven't given up.

We all have slip ups but kudos to those who don't quit!

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MSLUCRETIA 7/12/2013 4:36PM

    I loved this blog. What an awesome re-motivator! I am very happy for you and I wish you more success to reach your goals! Hopefully I can find a motivation tool like that... emoticon

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JIMDAB 7/12/2013 2:36PM

    Good on you!

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FOREVERFITCHICK 7/12/2013 2:30PM

    Good for you! It is strange what motivates us at times and how it can be everchanging. I think it is important for us to hang on to this moments of clarity.

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BOSSONBABE 7/12/2013 2:01PM

    You were sent a sign. Congratulations on recognizing it and getting back on the wagon emoticon

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LINDAK25 7/12/2013 11:51AM

    Fantastic! Now if I could just get my wedding ring on.

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MYYEAR51 7/12/2013 11:22AM

    So glad that you found a motivator that is with you all the time. Way to go in getting back to your healthy self again. I can SO identify with your struggles. It happens to lots of us! All the best! emoticon

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ILOVEJIM851991 7/12/2013 10:37AM

    I need this kind of motivation too. I took a 2nd job and now haven't been to the gym in 5 months. Thanks for the motivation I think I'll stop procrastinating and go today.

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CHERYLSBUTT 7/12/2013 10:30AM

    Find the joy of being back and rest might have been what you needed to
restart your engine.
thanks for sharing!

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MSANITAL 7/12/2013 9:52AM

    Great blog..and I soooo can relate to you.. about the rings.. mine where stuck for years could not budge them.. and now they fly around my fingers and I love it when it happens (told my hubby I was holding out for new ones) but serious I would not trade them in for all the world.. your right they are a reminder..

About the motivation I think you got it back, sometimes we do get in a rut and that is when we reach out like you did.. keep reaching out people are here for you..

I always say let a set back be a come back and you sure have made it a come back



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JANEMARIE77 7/12/2013 7:32AM

    you are amazing congrats

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DWSCHUYLER 7/12/2013 7:00AM

    Motivation comes from the strangest places. Look for it and listen for it! emoticon on paying attention! emoticon

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SHANNONY84 7/12/2013 6:08AM

    Way to go and keep going!

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MARYJEANSL 7/12/2013 12:27AM

  What a great NSV!

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JIBBIE49 7/12/2013 12:13AM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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LSALLIOTTE1 7/11/2013 10:21PM

  What great motivation! emoticon

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MOONGLOWSNANA 7/11/2013 7:38PM

  Thank you for taking the time to write about your "AHA" moment when you realized that you had indeed made a difference in your life with your weight loss. Stay motivated so that you can reach your goal! You are showing some of us the way and that it can, in fact, be done!

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