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Day 268: Realizations

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Over this weekend, I've realized something important: this journey is truly up to me and only I alone can change my life and my body. I think I knew this all along, I just needed to step back (and get back on Spark) to realize it.

During the entirety of 2014, I've been up and down with weight, emotions, working out, and making good choices. Thanks to several of my Spark Friends whose blogs I read this morning, I also realized that I need to focus on me and not so much on what's going on around me. When I was truly dedicated to blogging, checking in, and being accountable, I was losing weight consistently. Since then, I've gained and relost the same several pounds for the past 3+ months, and that needs to change!!

I was incredibly inspired by this article posted by Spark Friend STEPH-KNEE that talked about the mental struggle of weight loss and how to be in control of your life.
you can read it here: http://skillbasedfitness.com/t
he-elephant-weight-loss/

Today marks a new day. I want to challenge myself to make the rest of this school year better, and finish out strong with healthy eating and other positive lifestyle choices. This begins with going to help mom cut up some veggies to make salsa! I'm giving myself a goal of - not weight loss - but staying focused for the next 2 months. I hope to be writing more blogs and spending more time actually chatting with my Spark Friends. It's time to change my life for good!

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  • v EDDYMEESE
    You're absolutely right about the blogging - it keeps us accountable. Sometimes, I get on SP just to blog and find myself reading inspirational stories, motivating my friends and finding motivation in return. Then, I blog and feel the support that is so important in this process. When I don't come on SP, it is easy to let days go by before I remember that I'm on a serious mission and only 100% dedication will get us there, otherwise we'll always be losing and gaining and losing the same 10 pounds.


    851 days ago
  • v MALIBUGIRL0310
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    Thanks for sharing! Sometimes the mental challenges are Much Much harder than the physical ones!
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    Cathern
    853 days ago
  • v ADF1981
    Don't you just love those aha moments? I think focus is a great goal! Inspiring blog too!
    853 days ago
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