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The Only Resolution That Matters

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013



Today is day 17 of my current streak!

I used to make a huge list of New Years resolutions. I'd start thinking about them right around Christmas Eve, and then a few days later I'd write them up on a fancy piece of paper and post them on the refrigerator door.

But this year, I'm only making one resolution; to love myself MORE.



I capitalized the word MORE, because the truth is, I already love myself. Please believe me when I say that I don't mean this in an arrogant way. But I agree with Lucille Ball's quote; "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."



I didn't always love myself. I used to be my own worst enemy. My lack of self love lead me to a sedentary, junk food filled, obese, unhealthy life. I wanted to change...I wanted to be able to move freely and without pain. I wanted to be able to hug my husband and be able to feel his arms go all the way around me. I wanted to be healthy! I wanted to be thin, so that I could love myself.

But I didn't have success until I finally realized that I needed to love myself FIRST...before I lost the weight!



Once I started making the effort to love myself (and it was truly an EFFORT at first...it sure didn't come naturally!), I found that eating healthy food and exercising wasn't such a chore. It was a reward for my body...because I loved myself enough to want the best for myself!



Even now, after having lost 71 lbs, there are times when I struggle with loving myself enough. There are times when I skip a workout just because I don't feel like doing it. There are times when I binge eat. But I love myself enough to remember that I don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. I love myself enough to start over again after a slip up. I love myself too much to give up!



I've been at a plateau for quite a long time, and I'm ready to beat it. To do this, I know I need to love myself even more, and that is my only New Years resolution. To me, its the only resolution that matters, because if I love myself more, I know I will work even harder to get the results I want.






Merry Christmas, Sparkfriends....and have a healthy, progress filled new year! Don't forget to love yourself! I think you will be amazed at what a difference it will make in your life!







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TERRIJ7 5/13/2014 11:56AM

    I know this is one of your older blogs, but the message is timeless :)

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LORIVIOLA 4/25/2014 9:18AM

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this is a post for EVERYDAY and not just a New Year's Resolution.

Thanks for posting it and reminding ME, and all of us.

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GRAMPIAN 3/10/2014 7:23AM

  Hope it's going well for you. emoticon

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GEORGE815 1/12/2014 11:18AM

    Love vs. hate. How simple. Great!

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SGCSVCEEC 1/4/2014 2:01PM

    good reminder

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WOOFERCOALBOY 1/1/2014 7:36PM

    L tshirts, here you come.


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JERICHO1991 1/1/2014 10:23AM

    Thanks for the reminder.

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MOTIVATIONFOUND 12/30/2013 2:57PM

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LESLIE56 12/28/2013 8:29PM

    Every word of this, hit home. Thanks so much, excellent blog. emoticon

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TAFODIL24 12/28/2013 9:57AM

    I love it ~ you are amazing!
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GOOSIEMOON 12/27/2013 8:09PM

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SUSIEMT 12/27/2013 5:57PM

    Yea you! Keep up the good work Pixie!

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VANGO79 12/27/2013 12:22PM

    Great advice Pixie! emoticon

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JRRING 12/27/2013 10:25AM

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ANNE1216 12/27/2013 8:58AM

  well said. I totally agree with you. good job on the current streak. Have a great day! Anne

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SPARKFRAN514 12/27/2013 8:40AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon we are our biggest put downers emoticon we need to love our selves

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DEEKELLYE 12/27/2013 8:02AM

    I always enjoy reading your blogs. You are such an encouragement.

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NANCY- 12/27/2013 7:59AM

    Loving yourself is a wonderful gift that only your can give yourself.
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ANGELN325 12/27/2013 6:17AM

    Love it! I think I will love myself more in 2014 too.

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123ELAINE456 12/27/2013 5:21AM

  An Awesome Message we all needed to hear. Thanks for Sharing.

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JAYDEE1211 12/26/2013 9:03PM

    I love the quote about accepting who you are right now. This belief has been my secret to losing weight! Thanks for your lovely blog.

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RENATA144 12/26/2013 7:56PM

  Go Pixie go !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TREV1964 12/26/2013 7:48PM

    A lovely lot of photos and a lot of fantastic wisdom.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Cheers and seasons greetings

Trev

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MOCHWR 12/26/2013 6:49PM

  Thank you for this post, I need to keep this in mind for 2014!
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SMITTY4RL 12/26/2013 6:43PM

    Oof, I'm going to copy this and keep it next to the mirror. THANKS for the post!

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REBIRTHDIVA 12/26/2013 6:29PM

    emoticon That is the best resolution! emoticon emoticon

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RUKIDDINGME123 12/26/2013 5:54PM

    I'm stealing your idea & wishing you a happy healthy 2014.



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KIN59VARA 12/26/2013 5:52PM

    This is beautiful!

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/26/2013 5:27PM

  Pixie, last year I went through an inspirational book, called, Love Out Loud. They are 1 page everyday. I thought it was neat because they cover ways to show yourself love, others, and God. It was practical.

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1DRWOMAN 12/26/2013 5:23PM

    great resolution!!! I think I may have to add it to mine :)

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AJB121299 12/26/2013 5:19PM

    nice

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CHANGING-TURTLE 12/26/2013 4:40PM

    emoticon emoticon I love the quote from James Poland I am going to post it in my bathroom to see all the time

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DIANER2014 12/26/2013 4:23PM

    Wonderful blog! Well said! Thanks for sharing Pixie! emoticon

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 12/26/2013 4:06PM

    Well Said

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CICELY360 12/26/2013 3:25PM

  good blog

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MRSRIGS1 12/26/2013 1:08PM

    Thank you Pixie for this advice! I will love myself MORE too! emoticon

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KELLYB60 12/26/2013 1:02PM

  Love this advice - so very simple, but so difficult for us to do. I don't usually make resolutions, but this year I am making several. This one shall be first on my list.

Happy New Year! Thanks for the awesome blog

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SIMONEKP 12/26/2013 12:14PM

    nice

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OHIOKRISTEN 12/26/2013 10:52AM

    I never liked myself until I decided to like my self. It made all the difference in my life.

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19TCHS72 12/26/2013 10:05AM

  Awesome! What a wonderful and timely blog! It doesn't only apply to our weight loss journey, but to life in general! Thank you so very much! Keep on blogging!
Mary

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TRALYNN01 12/26/2013 10:04AM

  Thanks so much for the encouraging words!!! God Bless You!!! I will definitley remember "I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE"!!! Thanks!!

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