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"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I did not intend to blog today. In talking to others and even myself, sometimes the self (ego) is a little too loud. We (I) have self doubts and they creep in sometimes as I go about my days. "It would be a shame if I stayed the way I am now and (fill in the blank)". Goals sometimes get misplaced, forgotten for awhile (sometimes even years, gasp !).

This is where we (I) HAVE TO BE EVER VIGILANT (AWARE) of how I talk to myself. It is so important for continued success. Remember maintenance is in the future so the struggle may lessen. For a few, it may even disappear all together. From past experience, I know I will have to track my food for a long time. I look at where I am now because I did not love myself enough to be positive and practice self care.

This time around is different. I am talking nice to myself. I am boosting my own ego. I am blogging when I feel I have something to say or remind myself of in the future. I have my vision board in my face every day as I roll out of bed. I have posted loads of positive on it. Some days when I do not feel like "exercising" (hate that word BTW), I have to remind myself that my body is a powerhouse. It needs fuel, not sweets or fast food, and if it is not moved, the gears (joints) get rusty and do not work well leading to early failure of parts. Do you see where I am going ? I do not want joint replacement, I do not want limbs cut off or non healing wounds and I WANT to feel well, HEALTHY, energetic, joyful. I am on the way. Wt 273.7 today from 325, even with eating out. My plans went off without a hitch but I am aware it may not all the time.

Some POSITIVE from me to you or you to you is even better.

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And last

Big hug to all my Spark friends ! emoticon ! TC
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    Yeah!!! we need to keep telling ourselves this. I loved your blog.. we do need to talk nice in our self-talk too. I realized as I walked yesterday, that I was thinking how lazy I had been and used the snow, ice, rain, cold, lazy....whatever as excuses, but then as i walked along, I actually realized that was my 3rd walk of the week... and today, I made it 4.... CElebrate.... and remember it's moving, walking, dancing, swimming, hopping, whatever, we don't have to call it by that other "dirty word"
    1369 days ago
    That is right, if we don't use it, we lose it. I am walking this journey with you. Good Luck and remember you are awesome! emoticon
    1373 days ago
    You have lost a tremendous amount of weight and must be very proud of yourself. I am. It is the weight between our ears that can defeat us if we give it permission. emoticon
    1376 days ago
    I have come to realize that one MUST move after a certain age, or risk losing mobility! I know I don't want to have to have an "assistive device" for a long time or ever. So many people my age are dependent on walkers, canes, and yes, even electric scooters. I saw that in my job as a Home Health Nurse. When you are in the medical position, it is driven home to you time and time again, by the people you care for, that if you abuse your body in any way when you are young, it will come back to haunt you when you are older! emoticon
    1376 days ago
    Being in the Health Field that you are, you must see first hand what our obesity is doing to our bodies. I especially liked the way you view movement (I don't like the word exercise either). Next time I am moving, I will remind myself of your words of wisdom!
    1377 days ago
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