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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Hey Friends,

Today has been an awesome day on my journey to 'one'derland! I jumped on the scale this morning, as I do every morning cause I am indeed one of those crazy scale people who weigh themselves on the daily, but anywho, I am pleased to announce that I am down yet another pound! I have almost gotten rid of 25 pounds of weight which is a huge accomplishment!

Last night, as I was walking, lugging around my little Mister who I must say is not so little anymore, it dawned on me that carrying him around at his 24.4 pounds of oooey baby goodness was basically the equivalent of carrying around the pounds I had lost. I concentrated on how hard it was to take each & every step holding onto his extra weight, I concentrated on every bead of sweat dripping down my face & I concentrated on how every movement I made was a hundred times harder - - in that moment I promised myself that never again would I go back to where I had been.

Being overweight is not comfortable, carrying around an extra 25, 50 or even 100 pounds is a lot of hard work, & you know what, it's a lot of unnecessary work that can so easily be prevented or reversed. It's taken a lot of dedication to get to this point but, I would rather be sweating my ass off, waking up sore as hell every morning for the rest of my life, than ever go back to getting up each day & knowing that I am slowly killing myself.

There is a quote I've always loved that goes like this,

"The worst thing,
is watching someone drown
& not being able to convince them
that they could save themselves
just by STANDING up."

I feel this quote describes where I was before starting my journey perfectly. I was drowning, this weight was pulling me down, it was suffocating me & I was in denial for months. I didn't want to face the music so I didn't. Only you can choose to save yourself, no one can do it for you & until you come to that realization, you will be in the same boat, struggling to breathe, gasping for air, to na´ve to realize that all you need to do is stand up.

I'm so happy not to be in that place anymore. It's empowering once you realize that you create the life you want, once you learn that no one but you can tell you what you can & can't do, you will finally feel free & alive & at peace. You are the only one that can paint your life beautiful, you can't expect other people to do that for you! So make your dreams BIG & don't be afraid of falling short after all, the only true failure is the one who never even attempts to start!

Happy Sparking Everyone,


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MADMANSMAMA87 10/4/2013 3:45PM

    Thanks lady:)

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Thanks so much for sharing your insight and that quote - what an inspiration. And Congratulations on losing 25lbs so far!!!!

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/2/2013 9:22PM

    Thanks hun:)

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CATGETTINGFIT 10/2/2013 8:15PM

    So inspirational. emoticon

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/2/2013 4:19PM

    Thanks hun! That would be awesome in your workout area!! It's one of my all time favorite quotes! Such powerful words:)

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MISSTIA27 10/2/2013 3:10PM

    The quote you shared is amazing! I love it! I think I may use that and paint it in my bedroom (it's where I work out).

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/2/2013 11:09AM

    Thanks hun:)

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LIALEEPANTHER 10/2/2013 3:34AM

    Very well said :)

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/1/2013 10:27PM

    Thanks hun!

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LUANN7 10/1/2013 10:11PM

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MADMANSMAMA87 10/1/2013 8:53PM

    Thanks so much hun!
I am glad you enjoy my writing:)


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MLLEMINOU 10/1/2013 8:26PM

    Beautiful blog!! I LOVE the way you write your blogs - the imagery about focusing on each bead of sweat!! Wow, I can't wait to get to Onederland - I know you read and commented on my blog, but I hope to reach onederland only on dec 31 2014 - so I could start 2015 in the 100s, but you seem to be really close - KEEP IT UP!!! Once again, I love your blog - that quote is sooo true - your entire blog is so inspiring!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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