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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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LORIVIOLA 3/12/2014 8:54AM

    THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

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TERRIJ7 2/20/2014 12:06AM

    Perfect reminder!

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DRTOVAH 11/2/2013 6:07PM

  great reminder!

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LEANMEAN2 10/13/2013 7:31AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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LEANMEAN2 9/27/2013 6:41AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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AMBER461 9/24/2013 7:51PM

  Great blog. Thanks for reminding us.

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GRACILU 9/24/2013 12:42PM

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AGIGS22 9/23/2013 2:52PM

    couldn't agree more, thanks so much for your blog :)

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MRSRIGS1 9/23/2013 1:54PM

    Great reminder! Thank you!

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ASTRA58 9/23/2013 10:09AM

    I am guilty of looking too long into the past and missing what's in front of my nose. This was a good reminder to be mindful of what is now.

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ELINTY 9/23/2013 8:50AM

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1DRWOMAN 9/23/2013 1:13AM

    Well done! Very true and good advice!

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GABIBEAR 9/23/2013 1:00AM

    Great Helene!

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SUPERSYLPH 9/22/2013 7:30PM

    Too true! Try not to get stuck on the past loves thing either. What's done is done. :)

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WRITERWANNAB 9/22/2013 10:13AM

    Good thoughts you have shared! Thanks! emoticon

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KATHYPETERS1986 9/22/2013 7:14AM

  Awesome advice!

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SILVER31 9/21/2013 9:22PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing this good advice.

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DELLMEL 9/21/2013 8:18PM

  Great blog.

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CICELY360 9/21/2013 4:50PM

  Good blog

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QUARTERMASTER3 9/21/2013 2:02PM

    So right emoticon emoticon

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HOOSIERNATIVE46 9/21/2013 12:29PM

    I so often miss the boat. After seeing a photo of me about 3 years ago, I realized I needed a full length mirror to see the flab around the middle. Today that flab is slimming, but I still see it - and I can do something about what I see!

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SHARONCAPPS 9/21/2013 12:23PM

  Great thoughts and words. Thanks for sharing

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/21/2013 1:45AM

  That's a good thought. We need balance. But we can adjust our vision.

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MARYJEANSL 9/21/2013 12:58AM

  Amen!

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GOING-STRONG 9/20/2013 10:38PM

    Spot on! Gives me something to ponder.

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SPEEDY143 9/20/2013 10:21PM

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ARTISTGATOGIRL 9/20/2013 10:06PM

    I find living in the moments of each day. This brings me more peace rather than dwelling on the past or stressing about the future. emoticon

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FRABBIT 9/20/2013 9:39PM

  Great blog!

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BARBARASDIET 9/20/2013 8:28PM

    But you need to see where you have been to appreciate where you are....

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MSROZZIE 9/20/2013 7:43PM

    Excellent blog! emoticon Thanks for sharing, good incite! emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 9/20/2013 6:56PM

  emoticon Great reminder!

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GINGERGAL12 9/20/2013 5:05PM

  So true! emoticon

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JSEATTLE 9/20/2013 3:20PM

  Yes, ever forward!!

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DIANNEMT 9/20/2013 2:57PM

    Very wise!

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RENATA144 9/20/2013 2:46PM

  This reminds me of the advice Mama gave me on how to find a husband -stop looking. Good blog ! emoticon

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FISHGUT3 9/20/2013 2:27PM

    thanks

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