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A Year From Now....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ― Karen Lamb

This quote is birthed from a much older one. Carpe diem - Seize the day. I've had this quote on my signature since I started Sparkpeople. I've looked at it countless times but I never really understood it's meaning until today.

Every year I host an event called Tent-A-Que. I invite a bunch of my friends over to my house. We set out tents in my back yard and proceed to drink, have a bonfire, and eat barbeque till our stomachs pop! I was a good girl and didn't do any of that. But that's not the point of this particular story. What is - is the fact that this is an annual event. Everyone comes over, we laugh. We have a good time. We take pictures.

This year I understood what Karen Lamb really meant.

Still a long way to go. But next year will be an even more awesome Tent-A-Que
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    Great blog and a great reminder! Best of luck and keep up the great work! emoticon
    2055 days ago
    Great comparision photos! Shows your hard work and dedication to your health!
    2062 days ago
    Louise - I love this blog! It sums up totally why and how we can be successful in following our dreams. And you are right - next year things will be AWESOME - and so will we!!
    2063 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I was SP surfing, caught your title, and correctly sensed where you were going! You're doing great!. Way to stay strong. It only gets better. I've always said that a steady safe pace prepares us better for maintaining! I've also said, as a poker player, embrace patience and you will master anticipation. Trust me when I say it's worth it. I wish you all the best, stay strong, and be well!
    2065 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Love that difference. 2# loss per week for 52 weeks is 104#, so a year really is a long time.
    2066 days ago
    That's brilliant, great quote and good work lady! emoticon
    2066 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    What a difference a year makes! You are well on your way to total success!

    2066 days ago
    I love this! I told my friend today that I had only lost 15 pounds in about 2.5 months but I was happy I wasn't just starting out. So many things have gotten better since the first day I laced up tennis shoes, walked out my front door, went for a walk and never looked back.
    2066 days ago
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