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Timing Is Everything!


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014



Do you ever come across something and say "That is EXACTLY what I needed to hear TODAY!" Timing really is everything. I was scrolling through my Spark Friend Feed as I do pretty much daily, and saw that quote posted in a fellow friends status update. It was exactly the thing I needed to hear today.

I can keep reliving the hurt that was caused by my "friend" the other day, or I can move forward and focus on what is happening today. I can focus on happier times, and people who actually want to be in my life. emoticon I have a fun day coming up on Saturday, my BFF and I are going to go down to Santa Monica and go shopping and then to the pier. It is a very late Bday celebration for me (my bday was in the beginning of Feb), but better late than never! I almost let the hurt from this week cancel my plans for Saturday, I figured if I was still moping I wouldn't be much fun. But it is now Wednesday and I am more than done moping. I am not going to let someone else ruin things for me.

This quote didn't just pertain to my personal matters, but to my weight loss as well. I can't keep reliving all the past failures of my weight loss. I have to shut down the voice that likes to remind me "You could have been at your goal weight by now if you wouldn't mess up so much!" That doesn't help matters, and if anything it just discourages me. I am on the path that I am meant to be on... with all the twists and turns, bumps in the road... and even an occasional face first fall right into the pit of despair. Those things are a part of life, and even though I don't always see it at the time, they are making me a much stronger person.

My official weigh in is Wednesday afternoon (my morning) for BLC, and it is bound to be a fabulous one. I am definitely going to be rewarded for not turning to emotional eating this past week. Sometimes I second guess myself, and my plan and I think that maybe there is a better way out there. There might be a 100 better ways, but I am learning that the best way will always be my way, because when it's my way, I actually do it. emoticon When I have a gain, it isn't because my plan doesn't work, it is because I wasn't working the plan. So I end up second guessing myself, thinking about other plans, then I eventually come to the conclusion that I just need to do the work. Pretty simple, but sometimes I need the reminder. emoticon

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In other news, Tuesday marked the 8th day in the end of March streak. Where does all the time go?! How did this happen?! I had one really rough day where I reached for every sodium filled thing you could think of, but I am still happy to report the following update:

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emoticon Sodium under 2300mg: 7/8 days!

Saturday is going to be my day not to worry about sodium, that was already planned. Eating out has insane amounts of sodium. I already have my food planned out for the day, and the sodium isn't pretty, but I am not worried about it because it was all part of the plan. So my goal is to finish this 14 days at 12/14 for sodium and 14/14 for soda. I can do this, I just have to stay focused.

If you are streaking with me, how are you doing? Even if you are struggling, we can still get some more good days under our belts before this is finished. I look forward to blogging on the 1st and hearing your results. You are all FABULOUS! emoticon emoticon




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LORIVIOLA 7/3/2014 2:03PM

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thanks for all the great messages and ideas

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GRAMPIAN 6/27/2014 4:30PM

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KIM22211 5/12/2014 2:22AM

    perfectly said! timing IS everything

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CICELY360 4/20/2014 10:23PM

  good blog

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WENDYANNE61 3/29/2014 2:49AM

    Have a fab day with your friend - you have earned it! My streak is 7/8 good days with one day off track - met a friend for tea who wanted to know all about my ex who died a few years ago - before you could say "Whoa, Lady!", I had munched through all the cookies on the plate! Well, I am back on track and looking forward to my green smoothie for lunch. "Bye, bye, junk!!" - bygones have gone by! emoticon

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CHUBBY_MOM 3/29/2014 1:08AM

    That's exactly what I needed to hear! Thank you for the inspiring blog!

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LISLANDA 3/28/2014 4:31PM

    I need to go change my blog post of the day which was ruminating about the past weight loss I have achieved. You're so right. The past is the past and if didn't help us back then how will it help us now.

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LIZALOT 3/28/2014 2:54AM

    only got around to reading this today, but the top quote is just what i needed to hear. during the night i was ruminating about my divorce and eventually just told myself that it was over (6 years ago now) and i wasn't going to change anything, so just shut up about it!! then i read this. timing, as you say, is everything.
thanks once again for the nudge in the right direction. streak going well, doing my 10 mins of exercise and drinking my water.
have a great day on saturday - enjoy it to the full.

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AMINACHRISTINA 3/28/2014 2:48AM

    Have a wonderful time on Saturday, and don't allow thoughts of what happened earlier in the week spoil your day. Look at the number of people commenting on your blogs, and you will have some idea of just how much you, and that wonderful attitude you have, have motivated all of us, managed us to keep focused (ok, mostly, lol), and start believing in ourselves and our own abilities again.
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WRITERWANNAB 3/28/2014 1:38AM

    Have a great time Saturday with your friend! You deserve it! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/28/2014 1:10AM

  the last quote is the best. I'll think about that... something upsetting came up yesterday.

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JAMER123 3/27/2014 11:57PM

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I think I needed this today!! Or more so at the beginning of the week! Thanks!

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JSEATTLE 3/27/2014 6:22PM

  I know what you mean about sodium on restaurant foods, They really salt things up! Have a wonderful birthday-day.

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NEWTINK 3/27/2014 5:33PM

    You are doing great just keep your chin and keep making the world your smile .

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MRSRIGS1 3/27/2014 4:57PM

    You are a tough girl! Your late BD celebration with your BFF is just what the doctor ordered. Have fun and be silly - you deserve it! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 3/27/2014 3:01PM

  With your great attitude, you can't help but succeed!!! emoticon

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KIMMYGA1 3/27/2014 2:03PM

    You are doing a great job! Keep up that great attitude and keep being an influence to not only me but all your followers. We at Sparkpeople can help each other out and encourage each other as well. emoticon Have fun Saturday!!!! emoticon (late)

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SCRAPBECCA 3/27/2014 1:56PM

    Have a great time on Saturday! I am impressed that you already have a food plan for that day. Well done you!

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MIMIDOT 3/27/2014 1:51PM

    Thanks for the great blog! Gives me a lot to think about.

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NONNAOF2 3/27/2014 1:01PM

  Wonderful job! Sodium is something I've been working on, it's found everywhere for sure! :-)

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UWPALUM 3/27/2014 12:31PM

    I constantly think "that makes perfect sense" when reading your stuff as well! Thanks for putting it all into words for me...:)

You are doing great, keep it up!

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JIBBIE49 3/27/2014 11:48AM

    Great.

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WENDYDANCER 3/27/2014 10:32AM

    Great blog! You've got this!!

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LCRUMLEY81 3/27/2014 9:26AM

  It can only get better

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SIMONEKP 3/27/2014 9:17AM

    great streak

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JUSTYNA7 3/27/2014 8:13AM

    I like this quote a LOT! My BLC is going well. The competitor in me has kicked in so I have to rein her back a bit. Good going with your streak! One choice at a time!

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SHERYLP461 3/27/2014 7:59AM

    Great quotes! I feel these mini challenges to ourselves or streaks, really make a difference.

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CVRONEK 3/27/2014 7:22AM

    I love this! emoticon

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PENOWOK 3/27/2014 6:45AM

    You are so right!! I love those quotes!! Good for you!

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JANEMARIE77 3/27/2014 6:40AM

    its hard but its easy where is your attention what are your thoughts saying listen and than find a better thought have fun

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SHARON7464 3/27/2014 6:09AM

    You can't see your future ahead of you if you keep looking back at the past! Have a great bday celebration!

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HAPPYMENOW58 3/27/2014 5:47AM

    You are doing well! Have a fun day!

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SANDYCRANE 3/27/2014 5:17AM

    You are doing great. Have fun at the pier.


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REGILIEH 3/27/2014 1:25AM

    AMEN!!!

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