Saturday, September 14, 2013
I was going through my sparks friends list today to say hi and check on people's blogs that I might have missed. I'm saddened to see how many of those that I'd originally friended are no longer on the site. Some have been gone months, some, over a year. I don't do as good a job as I should keeping in touch with people.
I feel bad that i wasn't able to be of more help, more support. I wonder what happened to those who chose to leave Spark without a word. Did they reach their goals? Did they decide to stop trying?
I will probably never know, but I want to tell all of you this - If you're struggling with this journey - DON"T GIVE UP! Reach out to your sparkfriends. We are all here to help each other on this difficult journey. I know there have been so many times that I have needed you guys and you've come to my aid. I don't know if I would have made it this far if I were going it alone.
I've had my ups and downs, I've lost lots and gained some back, and gotten back on track again. You CAN do it. A day, a week, even a month of not paying attention or not caring about how you eat or work out is NOT the end of the world! The next step you take, the next bite you take - it's a CHOICE not something that's predetermined. YOU determine what your life will be. YOU decide whether you'll have water or that soda.
You also can remind yourself that just because you don't eat that treat now, doesn't mean you shall never have it again. Just because you don't take the elevator now, doesn't mean you won't ever again. Push yourself. Each choice - good or bad - adds up to a healthier or a sicker you.
Make the CHOICES that are right for who YOU want to be. Not what others tell you you are.