I need to remember why

Monday, August 18, 2008

In a comment on my previous blog Skatergirl wrote : "I need to remember why I joined in the first place and to stay strong."

I need to remember why I am here on this site.

I am not here to entertain people. (Although I do love the friends I have made and I do enjoy the fun posts shared with them.)

I am not here to lead a team or to attempt to keep teams involved. (Although I do enjoy helping to motivate myself by trying to motivate others.)

I am here because I need the information, the focus, and the inspiration that this site can give me so that I can lead a healthier life.

I am here because like most people I can watch my diet and exercise with great enthusiasm while I can see the results. When the results are not coming as fast as I would like them to come, then I start slipping in my determination. I tell myself things like, "Well, I didn't lose anything this week, so this little extra piece of whatever will not hurt me."

I tell myself it is ok to snack because Hey ! I am not smoking. And these are 'healthy snacks'.

For some reason, during the past 6 weeks, I have lost my focus. I have not been as faithful to healthy eating habits as I could have been. I have swam and exercised and walked but not with the extra efforts I could have put into them.

I have been maintaining my weight ....which is not good. I do not want to maintain, I want to lose.

So I need to return to the basics. I need to think with my head and not with my stomach. I have to reach down deep inside of me to find my will power and determination. It's there. It's just been lulled into sleep by whatever excuses I have been creating.

"I need to remember why I joined in the first place and to stay strong."

Thanks Skater !!! I needed that !! You rock, girl !

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  • DEB714
    Thanks for being you and having the courage to say what you needed to say. I too could have written this and I am hoping that the fall season will help me get back where I need to be.

    4620 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    My dd, Maggie went back to SCHOOL today for her Senior year and she was gripping about how she didn't want to go. OMG, how I wish I was going back to my SENIOR YEAR again and I could live it over again!!! BUT, I want to be thankful for today and NEVER regret that I didn't live AUGUST 18, 2008 the best I could have!!!! emoticon
    4621 days ago
  • SUZY6281
    Thanks for posting. In the end we all are doing this for ourselves and need to remain motivated towards that end. It does help to sit down occasionally and remember why we are here. It is too easy to fall back into old, comfortable habits and so easy to lose our "spark".

    Keep up the great work. You will get there and we will be right there supporting you.

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    4621 days ago
  • no profile photo TMROTH
    I also need to remember this. Sometimes I forget.
    4621 days ago
  • no profile photo SKATERGIRL3
    HI Rose Thank you for the sweet comments and giving me credit for sparking you into wanting to be stronger and rethink your plan is a good thing, i'm glad I finally helped someone out here on sparks, means alot to me.
    I'm in the same area as you right now with calories , food and not feeling the desire to dig deep, I know I have it I know I can do it but excuses take over. I'm glad your here for me and I can be here for you aswell. Your worth every effort you make and every step you take.
    Your the one who ROCKS girl I don't care what is said your the coolest chick on sparks man!
    Thank you for the spark goodie too!
    So there for you and I are going to be digging deep to get ourselves back up, WE CAN DO IT!!

    4621 days ago
    THANKS for this. Thanks for your openness and honesty. And I completely agree with you:
    YOU are smart
    YOU are crafty
    YOU are understanding
    YOU are a giver
    YOU are gentle
    And YOU will focus and move forward :)
    Happy Monday!

    4621 days ago
  • 11-RENEWAL-20
    It is way too easy to slack off after the initial success most of us have...I will not "relax" myself back into larger sizes again; I will not give up what I have accomplished fact, I will rededicate myself to losing a few more pounds. I come here for my motivation and inspiration...Thank you so much. Sharon J
    4621 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/18/2008 2:41:05 PM
    Thanks for posting this!
    4621 days ago
  • LUVDANCE6803
    Ro, Thanks for posting that. It could have been written by me. For some reason my motivation hasn't been what it should be and my weight has been yo-yoing 1 to 2 lbs for the past month. Thanks for reminding me what I need to do, and thanks so much for being a friend and a wonderful team leader.

    4622 days ago
    And so do YOU!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4622 days ago
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