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I could just give up!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I could just give up!

Okay, I’ve completed my 7 day challenge; Going All Out! I’m so glad it is over. The purpose of the challenge was to try something different and hope that things would change for me on the scale. Well after all that hard work; the scales did not change; as a matter of a fact, I gained a pound. Now I know that since I’m female I can contribute that to a number of things; however; that is not what the goal was here. I was faithful to my regiment; even when I didn’t feel like it I did. I wanted to keep my word to myself; besides I will be the benefactor of positive results; or not! So what did I learn from this experience?

When I got out of bed, I felt good! I didn’t have to stretch my legs so I could get myself going; I’ve had to do that in the past. I made up my bed and was not huffing and puffing from getting the comforter like I wanted. I am stronger; my lungs are stronger and I’m healthier. I can climb more stairs without becoming winded; that’s a plus alone, and my clothes fit me better; actually; they are too big. Since June I’ve lost 40 pounds so I’m happy about that. I could give up because this experiment did not yield the results I was hoping for; but I won’t. Why? Because I am dedicated to reaching my ultimate goal in this weight loss battle. I can comfortably do so many things I couldn’t do before and if I continue I will be able to do even more. So burning 1000 calories a day for 7 days didn’t work this time; it doesn’t mean it can’t work; maybe the timing was bad; maybe my body is rebelling because it’s had to let go of 40 pounds. I’m taking control of me and this is something I want really bad, sometimes we must have patience; like Job(in the bible); certainly it’s worth it. If it’s takes 1 month to lose 3 pounds; that will be 3 pounds gone; of course I’m hoping for better; but this is the reality in many cases.

It is so easy to become frustrated and discourage; even so I could just give up and say forget it. If that’s my attitude I will never win; so I’m going to keep fighting; keep making healthy eating choices; keep doing the cardio; keep doing the weight training; keep trying to find what will work for me; keep supporting my fellow spark friends. Why; because it matters; my goals are important to me and your goals are important to me as well. So I’m in the fight and I plan on winning a few rounds; so if you need someone in your corner; I’m your girl. I’m fired up and looking for a K.O/T.KO; it really doesn’t matter; the fat has to go! Thank you for your support and encouragement; until next time, Keep Sparking!

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  • BOVEY63
    Awesome attitude! Congrats on the 40 pounds lost!
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    2260 days ago
    Very good blog .. and a great attitude .. you can do this I know it is hard I am there with you but you just keep doing and eventually the scale will move in the right direction it really has no choice but to ... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2261 days ago
    Just keep Sparkin'!!! It's not the's the whole picture!
    2261 days ago
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