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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Loving yourself is about making promises and then keeping them. It can be the tiniest of vows, or even wants, but when you actually follow through and end up with the result you want, or something close to it, you realize, Hey I can do this. And then comes a stronger desire to do more, and to BELIEVE more deeply that yes, you can do it, and yes, you are doing it.

This is where I am.

I am building chops every day. I am growing my belief in myself that not only am I worthy of these positive changes, but that I am COMPLETELY capable of managing my own life, in a way that is pleasing to me. What pleases me? PROGRESS! OVERCOMING OBSTACLES! DOING WHAT I ONCE THOUGHT COULDN'T BE DONE.

Here is where I am.

I am working out multiple times a week.

I am eating healthy foods more often than not.

I am embracing my lovable self, with much less harsh criticism.

I am allowing others to love me, without shutting them out.

How Did I get here?

One step at a time.

Making a leap of faith, that even I, someone quite heavy, is yet beautiful and deserves love and happiness.

Making changes begins with one small step in the right direction. You just need to take a little action and failure be damned, do something else to push yourself along. We all know we are going to fail sometimes, so just take that off the table, and try something.

Here are my big wins and yours may be different, but I am getting out of my car more easily. My underwear doesn't roll to my knees (good thing I am wearing pants), emoticon and I am starting to create a snowball effect where one good change brings another.

My life is on an upswing, and I believe it is because I took action. What are you doing to create snowball effects in your life?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DIFROMWYOMING 7/28/2013 1:43PM

    emoticon Mar. Very proud of you!

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DOODIE59 7/23/2013 7:53PM

    You are inspiring:) Keep up the good work!

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RACINGSLUG 7/19/2013 11:38AM

    I am so happy for you! I'm glad you are learning to love your body at any size. I did. At this point it's not the weight loss that is my favorite part - it is accomplishing things I didn't think I would be able to accomplish, reaching my fitness goals, and being able to move around with less pain. Keep up the good work!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/19/2013 1:01AM

    Keep believing; keep loving yourself; keep making those steps forward, one at a time until you reach your goals!
Great blog by a great person with a great attitude!

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NORWOODGIRL 7/18/2013 10:27PM

    Keep believing; keep loving yourself; keep making those steps forward, one at a time until you reach your goals!
Great blog by a great person with a great attitude!

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MAVERICK59 7/18/2013 4:26PM

    "What are you doing to create snowball effects in your life? "

Well for one I belong to tribe MickeyMax which keeps me motivated.

After that, I try to keep my eye on the prize, which for me is a lot of happy, healthy golden years ahead of me with a few grandbabies and a few trips exploring the world with people special to me.

You move me Mar,
And thank you for the reminder that we are all going to occasionally have slip up, but that we recover quickly and keep moving forward.

Thanks for your support my friend,

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NURSEJEN16323 7/18/2013 1:35PM

    Great job Mickey! Love this blog!
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_KATHY 7/18/2013 12:49PM

    ACTION really is the magic word. Also I'm always happy to read the progress, not perfection element in your blogs!

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KELLYDRESCHER 7/18/2013 12:21PM

    There is so much positive energy coming through this post. It's great to hear!

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MICKEYH 7/18/2013 10:28AM

    What wonderful way to start a day reading your great blog!! I love your snowball effect!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Go Mick!! emoticon

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LINTPICKER 7/18/2013 8:42AM

    emoticon you are beautiful and determined!! who could ask for anything more!!

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/18/2013 8:30AM

    You really do inspire me : )
I've been working on my 'just do it' reflex. At first I told myself 'just do it for 10 minutes' and I'd get that done and stop. That built and built and now I can tell myself to just do it and keep going for an hour!

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CANADIANFROG09 7/18/2013 7:48AM

    You are an inspiration!
emoticon on your success to good health and fit you! emoticon

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GOLFGMA 7/18/2013 6:42AM

    Nice to hear of your success. emoticon

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DOVESEYES 7/18/2013 5:56AM

    So proud of you thanks for taking me along on your journey.

I went into a clothing store last week with DD and was able to try on and FIT into a Medium long cardigan in store where Large is a Australian 14.
I usually in the past bought at a plus size store, size 22. I was so happy with all the work I have put in.

Now to get to 70 kg so I'm 'just' overweight not obese.(PS hate that word.)

You are an inspiration keep up the great work.

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BELLAMEMAW 7/18/2013 5:52AM

    So wonderful and inspiring!! emoticon

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