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This Journey Is Test of What YOU Do When YOU DO NOT Lose Weight!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Friday Sparkers!!!

I realized yesterday that for so long I thought this Journey was about celebrating the moments I ONLY Lose weight. I realize that often times when problems arise on the journey & I start converting back to old eating habits or emotional eating; this is the time where the Journey TRULY TESTS me. This is the time where I make excuses for my over eating or emotional/stress eating. Then I fall off the wagon completely.

I realize that I am always STARTING OVER!! I can't count how many times I have said "I will just start over tomorrow or Monday." What if there are NO MORE Tomorrows to say "I will start Over!!" I should celebrate NOT GIVING UP but for continuously trying.

This isn't a easy journey but I want to look forward to the day I actually FINISH What I START!! This doesn't mean I will have some stumbling blocks along the way b/c I realized I am NOT PERFECT!! I am Human & I will no longer beat myself up if I only lose 0.5 ounces but instead I will CELEBRATE every MINOR, SMALL, & TINY Accomplishments along the path!! I am worth this journey & I will keep on going even when the scale does NOT budge or even if the scale slightly goes up.

I am going to be more kinder to myself & look at the gym as doing something GOOD FOR ME!!! Working out is something Good for my Body. So I will not look at going to the gym as a NEGATIVE but as "Spa Workout" for my Body. Yeah, I said "Spa Workout" b/c this Journey is all about ATTITUDE, so if I say going to the gym is "Spa Treatment for these Abs, Legs, & Arms" then maybe you will start to feel good about working out!! Turn Negative into Positive thoughts!

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    You are really starting to get it together. I love your reasoning. emoticon
    2528 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I'm right there with you!!
    2537 days ago
    Great attitude!
    2538 days ago
    It seems like I start over every week emoticon Thanks for the blog.Now I don't seem so alone,I am going to try and get your attitude and go forward emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2538 days ago
    "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."~Oprah Winfrey

    That's the ticket...celebrate all of it 'fore every negative has a kick that negative to the curb, find that positive and go with it! emoticon
    2539 days ago
    Way to go! This is the attitude to have!
    2539 days ago
    I am w/ you... emoticon
    2540 days ago
    Once we realize that this (healthy eating) self deprivation & brutal workouts (make you feel better once you're done) are for us & about us, we will succeed & maintain. I start eating something & then I am like why are you doing that for? You don't want it. Its just a crutch for handling whatever else that is going on in my life. So bear with it & you will see results no matter how small, celebrate everything & everyday! Dee
    2540 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    2540 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    Journey is all about ATTITUDE,--You are so right.
    Spa Workout--Love it
    2540 days ago
    Very interesting and realistic post, thanks for sharing.
    2540 days ago
    emoticon It's continuing, not starting over- you are so right!
    2540 days ago
    I think positive self talk is key especially when the lil devil on our shoulder is always trying to get us to quit. I was at a spin class yesterday and it was getting so tough and at one point I was like, "I'm done. What does it matter if I leave? I eat crap all day anyway." I even got off the spin bike and was preparing to leave when I just thought, "why do I always give up?" I got back on the bike and finished the class through gritted teeth and even stuck around and did ten minutes of upper body lifting.
    2541 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    I like that.."spa treatments"'s all about your mindset!!!!

    We will FINISH what we START!!!
    2541 days ago
    This is good - you can celebrate every victory and keep plugging away - because your are right it is a journey, but it lasts a full life time.
    2541 days ago
    What a wonderful blog!! Your words are so true. It is how we look at it, through our own filters that determine if it is good or bad. I say we need to put the negative filters away and look at things with fresh positive eyes!!

    I like your idea of "spa treatments for the abs etc.

    Enjoy all parts of your Journey!!
    2541 days ago
    Good for YOU. When it gets to the end, the one thing that will stand in your way is YOU. You are worth it!!. You alone have done so much for "others" it is now your turn to reap the rewards. Celebrate it all. Even if you don't lose weight or even if you gain, if you "had" measured yourself when you first started you would see you are still a loser by the inches that you have lost. Keep up the good work. This is a journey and we will both cross that finish line together. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2541 days ago
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