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Thursday, September 19, 2013

You know how we sometimes spend so much time looking and pondering that we really miss the boat? I have been guilty of this in many cases - looking back on stuff and sometimes missing out on what is right in front of me.

As I was walking yesterday I was thinking of past 'loves' from ages ago. I recalled a couple of guys who were head over heels in love with me and how I just didn't really see it. Albeit, I was very young and not ready for that kind of intense love either - it just made me realize how I missed out on things by not really recognizing what was right in front of me and how I continued to search despite the fact that it was right THERE!

Today, I ponder about other areas in my life where this applies. My weight has been a life long struggle in that I always seem to want to lose more and get back to a place where I used to be say in the 140s even. Well I will never be back at that same place. Where I am today and where I will be tomorrow is totally new and fresh. I need to start thinking more that way. While we sometimes become nostalgic and while visualization of our past thinner selves is sometimes a good tool, we need to create a new vision for our future and leave the past behind.

That's what I'm working on now. More forward thinking of how I will feel when I am 20lbs lighter than today. The clothes I'll be able to wear. How much more comfortable I will be in my skin (while I do accept and love my body as it is today).

Instead of constantly looking back in that rear view mirror, we need to look through a different lens if you will - to see the YOU that you will be as you continue to push forward on your journey to better health with Spark!
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