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Are We There Yet???

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet??


So many detours in life… but if we are blessed to live long and prosper.

…we’re more apt to complete many of those journeys we set out on before that final slide into “Home” plate.

I’ve been Sparking for more than 2 years now and my healthy journey has finally become more of a habit and less of an effort. I still log in daily and use the nutrition tracker. I do have to push myself to exercise but I don’t think twice about drinking 10-15 glasses of water or to eat 5-9 freggies a day. Protein is a no-brainer and sweets are a treat NOT a food group any more. Healthy eating has become a lifestyle. It’s how I roll. And that’s why I know I won’t gain back the 70+ pounds I’ve lost.

Am I done? Far from it… I’ll probably never be done because there’s always more weight to lose, more minutes to log and many, many more dreams to dream with my dear sweet husband.

In the mean time… Am I there yet? Yes, I am. I’m living in the now and appreciating how far I’ve come. Knowing my limitations and honoring my body by being gentle with myself so I can do more each day. I have learned to love myself just the way I am and appreciate the fact that it wasn’t too late for me…. thank God!

The summer of 2012 is quickly sizzling away... July is over. There's only five months left in this year. My hope is that each one of you embrace your life, count your blessings and regardless of the difficulty you face in any moment, please remember you always have the opportunity to change and direct your choices into greater blessings. Life is so good. Enjoy. YOU deserve it emoticon

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  • JILL313
    I'm always so glad I read your blogs as you are such a wise and warm woman. I sure wish we lived next door as you seem like a happy person I'd love to get to know. You've come a long way Linda and I for one am so proud of you. Healthy eating is more of a daily thing now and it's a rare day that I have anything sweet so I've changed quite a bit myself but my weak area will always be getting in more exercise. Have a wonderful weekend.


    PS Love the picture of you and your DH--what a beautiful couple you are!
    2092 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Thank you for a much needed dose of wisdom and reality! I need to focus more on the positives in my life and quit dwelling on the negatives.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
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    2093 days ago
    Nicely done, Linda! I agree completely. It reminds me of what I have today, which is such a great life and so many positives. I think it's one of the reasons I have so much trouble with doing challenges where I'm supposed to do "me" things...you know, pamper myself or give myself permission to do something for me. I feel that everything I do is for me one way or the other, and by appreciating all those "me" things along the way, it isn't any challenge at all! LOL!! Thanks for the great pictures and thoughts today. Love, Jeannie
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  • FRANCO1230
    Love what you wrote in that last paragraph...I really needed that. Feel like I am stuck in a rut lately for some reason. Not with health/fitness/exercise, or anything like that...that part is relatively easy for me. But just with the overall direction of my life and wanting more for myself. "....remember you always have the opportunity to change and direct your choices into greater blessings." That really hit the nail on the head for me. Thank you!!!

    2093 days ago
    fantastic post! Thanks for the encouragement! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Love the blog and esp the picture of you and DH
    2093 days ago
    Linda, I agree with all the others, a great blog. I can feel the contentment oozing from it's page. Thanks for that reminder to live and ENJOY the NOW while getting to where we are GOING!

    2093 days ago
    What an emoticon read first thing on this fine August morning.
    Thank you so much for a great blog.

    2093 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    AwesomeBlog!!! Well written and very uplifting. Thank You very much for sharing this with us. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care and Stay Cool. Have an enjoyable day with your husband too.
    2093 days ago
    What an uplifting and well written blog...Wonderful advice with special amazing thoughts to make our paths so much easier...Thank you with many blessings sent your way... emoticon emoticon
    2093 days ago
    A wonderful blog, wonderfully worded, very ulifting.
    I'm glad you're in such a good place-that is what its all about! emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 8/1/2012 2:37:04 AM
  • MISSY455
    What a wonderful blog! It is a journey that we must enjoy along the way. Thank you for a beautiful reminder!
    2093 days ago
    Wonderful blog. It is so peaceful and uplifting. You seem so happy and satisfied with your life. Even though you say you still have further to go, you aren't stressing or fretting about it. God bless you, and thanks for sharing. emoticon
    2094 days ago
    What an awesome blog.....it is so inspiring. I can well remember going on trips when we were small, and we kept asking, 'are we there yet?' Dad was not the sort who stopped at every small town in between, and he was determined to get there without stopping at all. Now, we did want to get there, but sometimes the stops along the way are part of the adventure. At any rate, thank you for your fantastic blog. I loved it. :) emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • ALICIA214

    Thank you for those positive thoughts ,it is good to be reminded of them every so
    often, and to act upon them.
    2094 days ago
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