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I'll Just Start January 1st...

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hello dearest Sparkers, tis I Rachel, and I have some friendly advice. Just because we are heading into the holidays is no reason to relax. This is ALWAYS the time of year I gave myself excuses to loosen my grip or give up. I want to encourage you, find your motivation, ground yourself, and stick to your guns! This is a tough time! Candy is in every store, luscious foods that tantalize your taste buds continue to appear in catalogs, at the front of grocery stores and even many online sites.

As a degreed marketer, don't think for one second companies don't know this! They do, so we have to be smarter. One thing I've decided to do is stop hitting up the "candy aisle" at my local Dollar General. I swear, it's like my crack shop! I am just not going down that lane, and if I still can't control myself, I am going to stop shopping there all together! It's time for a game plan folks. I am afraid without one, I am going to see many more blogs about how we are losing and not winning. We can do this, together and with a plan!

I feel like a football player in the locker room getting ready for the big game. Every time I walk out of my house I see a McDonald's or a number of other places I can get a host of goodies FAST. My body can't do this anymore, it is begging me to quit. I am listening, I will not go down without a fight. We can do this. We can beat this holiday slump. Don't tell yourself, oh who cares, January 1st, I can get back on track, I did that for more years than I care to admit, and guess what, I didn't do it.

Take care of you! Take care of you! Don't you quit, you can do it! I can do it!

WE CAN DO THIS! (this kick in the rear comes free of charge, heh, but hey I always need a kick in the rear, especially lately, so I hope someone else needed one too!)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAMISHELI53 10/19/2013 8:39AM

    You're so right! "Holidays" doesn't mean to throw in the towel until they're "over".

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    My body has already put limits on me- I break out, and stay broken out, with the itchies if I have anything with nickel in it- which is almost everything, so...that stuff isn't tempting me like it used to. I wouldn't want that to happen to you.
Yes, you can do it. Good motivational blog. :)

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DELIA38961 10/18/2013 6:06PM

    great blog emoticon I definitely need to up my game emoticon

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CALENSARIEL 10/18/2013 10:32AM

    Crack shop! LOL I guess I'd have to say my particular crack shop is a bookstore. Safer, but probably more expensive. That was a great pep talk, coach. Keep up the good work! Calen~

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FARIS71 10/18/2013 10:21AM

    Ohhhh I definitely need it. No reason the holidays have to be a time to give up and give in. Think of the fortitude we can build by going into it with goals and plans and a few kicks in the hiney.

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911CHICKSTL 10/18/2013 10:13AM

    Yes we can! emoticon

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PJ2222 10/18/2013 10:12AM


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