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The Power Within Us

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

It has been well over a month since my last blog. During this time, I have had many days of ups and downs, discouraged when that scale just did not budge and when I felt that yes I am sticking to my good eating habits. Really? Well, maybe not all of the time.

What I have realized is that the power to change my life or lifestyle, is within me and within everyone of us who have chosen to live a more healthy life. It isn't always easy and there are days that I just don't want to exercise or that I really want that slice of cake, etc. What do I do? Most days I don't cave into the negative wants or if I do I have that slice of cake; however, a much smaller piece than what the old me would have had. Yes, I usually exercise. I tell myself, ok today I will only do 10-15 minutes. Frequently, once I get started I end up with 30 or 45 minutes and boy do I feel good about myself when this happens.

So, when I get discouraged because the pounds just aren't coming off fast enough, I try to remind myself that I do have the power to change and that my faithfulness has paid off. Thanks to SP this is a journey that I no longer have to make on my own. There is so much help and encouragement to be had here at this site. Thank you Spark People! emoticon
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MCJULIEO 11/1/2013 4:47PM

    I can certainly echo you...

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MRSRIGS1 10/21/2013 3:09PM

    emoticon Don't be discouraged. Remember there are NSV you can enjoy. For example, I bet your clothes fit better. I also bet you have more energy when you do exercise. It takes time but NEVER give up on reaching your goals for a healthier you! YOU are worth every effort!

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MAYBER 10/20/2013 12:10AM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts
Taking one small step at a time
One day at a time
Love prayers peace

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    emoticon great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 10/18/2013 8:19AM

    keep pushing you got this

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    Stay Encouraged!!! emoticon emoticon

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    I couldn't agree with you more! Have a great weekend emoticon

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EMMACORY 10/17/2013 10:10PM

    We can only live this moment. So let's focus on the choice in front of us and celebrate the one precious life we have been given. emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 10/17/2013 9:54PM

    Do not get discouraged....nothing worth it is done quickly

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SUSIEMT 10/17/2013 6:54PM

    Well said! You can and will do this! We are in this together!

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ROZZIEOZZIE 10/17/2013 2:56PM

    Sometimes it is difficult not to get discouraged, but we can do it! And I know what you mean about the exercising - if the weather outside is bad and I wind up using my elliptical, I usually tell myself that I'll only do it for 20 minutes or so. Once I get going, it usually winds up being 40 or 50 minutes - all it takes is to just get on the dang thing and start going! Nobody said this would be easy - and it isn't! I just keep trying every day!
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SEAJESS 10/17/2013 2:56PM

    Thank you for your reflection from your eye in the storm. It is a long journey with easy days and hard days. Your sharing is helping others to get to where you are and I hope it helps to remind you when you're in those days where cake calls your name.
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CHARTHESTAR 10/17/2013 1:40PM

    I love spark people!
We are so blessed to have this site for us to use.

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NONNAOF2 10/17/2013 12:01PM

  Unfortunately, it is not an easy journey to accomplish, but it is attainable. You can do it, don't look back and keep on moving forward, no matter how small of a step you take! :-)

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LCRUMLEY81 10/17/2013 11:05AM

  You can do it!

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KMVBBAM 10/17/2013 10:49AM

    You motivate us..thanks for sharing.

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    You are right on about keeping the faith! emoticon

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CHRISBEM 10/17/2013 10:04AM

    I guess the Just Do It slogan is a great one, huh?

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  You're doing the right stuff. Fight the good fight....eventually you will win! emoticon emoticon

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CHERYLHURT 10/17/2013 8:06AM

  Moment by moment...

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/17/2013 7:55AM

    Great attitude! You are on the right track! Keep up the faith.

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    those pounds did not get there over night ..... give yourself time emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 10/17/2013 6:51AM

    Only I can change me!

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WATERDIAMONDS 10/17/2013 6:27AM

    Your faithfulness will, indeed, pay off. Simply keep going and the points will add up in your favor.

Great blog!

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OKITEACHER1 10/16/2013 12:48AM

    When I get discouraged about not losing weight fast enough, I have to remind myself that I didn't gain it fast either. It will happen. emoticon

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1DRWOMAN 10/15/2013 11:52PM

    it's a marathon, not a sprint...it'll happen...keep doing what you're doing...health and happiness xo

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    I just found SP. Looking forward to keep up and be inspired by you all. Thank you emoticon

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EDELWEISS33 10/15/2013 6:50PM

    I learned changing my diet & portion sizes. Then I learned to change up my exercise routines. I started with the 6 minute workout videos on sparkpeople. I worked my way to 10 minutes. before I knew it, I was up to 20 minutes. Then I started walking the track and doing planks. I realized it was ok to do intervals, so I jogged and walked. In about a month, I was jogging a 1/4 of the track. a few months into it I was up to jogging a lap and walking a lap. about 6 months later, I was jogging 3 laps. I worked on my planks and finally made my way to crunches and pilates moves. Before I knew it, I was doing an air force workout with 3 sets of 30+ situps and pushups each! It is possible to do it!
I have lost weight and never believed it was possible!

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FIRECOM 10/15/2013 3:36PM

    Positive thoughts and actions always win in the end. Keep it up.

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HMBROWN1 10/15/2013 12:44PM

    Great progress. I have days where I don't want to move either. Glad to hear I'm not alone.

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GRANDMABABA 10/15/2013 12:40PM

    Great encouragement. Continued awesome success to you!

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