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A Sense of Urgency

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I've finished 21 days of the video series on mental toughness. I face the future without a daily dose of tough talk from the coach. His parting words:

~Life is fragile. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Your time is limited.

~Don't wait to pursue your dreams.

~What are you waiting for? The "correct" time will never come. Take action now!

~Finish what you started. The old habits will try to come roaring back. Don't let them.

I do have a greater sense of urgency concerning what I eat and how much I exercise in order to maintain my weight right where it is today. I am anticipating some travel this year to some national parks we've long wanted to visit, so I have to make plans to take care of my maintenance during travel and in those new settings.

This isn't the end of being mentally tough. It's the beginning of applying it for myself.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 2/2/2014 7:52AM

    lots of goals to strive for--good for you!-Lynda

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BESSHAILE 2/2/2014 7:50AM

    Finishing what I start is the hardest part for me. I'm determined to get stronger with that one.

I am positive you'll plan healthy trips to those beautiful parks. I hope you'll post some photos. You ALWAYS look so beautiful when I click on your page, btw. It makes me smile just to see your pictures.

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CUTENHEALTHY 1/28/2014 10:37PM

  Just keep tracking on vacation! If you have a cell phone you can use Spark's mobile tracking app:)

Awesome for going through the 21 days!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/27/2014 9:24PM

    emoticon on making it through the 21 days. This has been a good journey, seeing one another's reactions / input on Siebold's take on it. Life *is* fragile. Seen too much in mine not to appreciate that. We are blessed. Savor those trips!

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WATERMELLEN 1/27/2014 9:19PM

    Thank you for the "finish line" goodie: as you say, we're just getting started on something new! I've really enjoyed reading your fatloser blogs: together we all get more out of the series, each of us with a slightly different take-away!

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TRAVELGRRL 1/27/2014 3:11PM

    Can't wait to hear about your trip! We too are hoping to get west to do some national parks. We enjoyed Acadia in Maine and Shenandoah in Virginia immensely!

Do you have a Senior Pass? And a National Parks passport book? We have found sooo many places in the passport book that we otherwise never would have known existed.

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BOPPY_ 1/27/2014 1:08PM

    National Parks are great.

Enjoy yourself.

Celebrate your accomplishments, by being the new you.

We know you will,

Lee emoticon

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SUSANNAH31 1/27/2014 11:49AM

    I am happy to have shared this video series with you.
Siebold's final suggestion to keep the urgency is a good one. It will be difficult, I know, but I plan to stick to my total commitment for 90 days.

I do not have any plans for my next big goal. That will take some more thoughts. Right now, I'm focusing on achieving this one.

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KANOE10 1/27/2014 7:34AM

    Congratulations on completing the 21 days of videos and thanks for sharing your insights with us. Maintaining that sense of urgency is so important for maintenance. It must be a daily focus and effort. I know you will figure out ways to continue maintenance when you travel!


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OHMEMEME 1/26/2014 8:48PM

    Congrats on being tough!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon You have done great so far, and I know you're in it for the long haul and will continue doing well. I am so glad to be reading your blogs and learning about maintaining. It all begins with maintaining the loss of that first pound in a way. I really appreciate your sharing.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/26/2014 8:19PM

    I've come along on those 21 days virtually with you and other sparkers.
Now we look ahead.
Maintenance is harder when "on the road" but not impossible.

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PHOENIX1949 1/26/2014 8:14PM

    Here's to beginnings!

Sparkling apple cider in these glasses, ha.

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