In a Way, You Can Say I've Become More Positive than Ever Once Again!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I guess it's about time I came back here and blogged. Just to bring you up to date, I eliminated some of the foods that I'm not supposed to eat, added more good ones and then started binging on sugar ( it includes a lot of sins) again. However, I found I could incorporate a certain rye bread successfully because I learned I really do need to eat a lot of fibre to keep this body moving! (And beans don't do it for me!)

In the past, I've had some pet peeves - like when I first started Spark I was doing so well - lost 25 lbs. and hardly got recognized by my favourite team for my efforts. Woe is me! And afterwards I learned this really affected my progress! Eegads! I should have left the team and never returned, but I kept going back - to redeem myself in their eyes? Stupid!

Then, I look at my page and see I have accumulated 90,809 points and scroll down to see that I am still not a Motivator??? Hey, I helped and inspired a lot of people during my 5 or 6 years here, didn't I? But you certainly couldn't tell from that. Woe is me.

Get the picture? So now I have put all that nonsense behind me and who cares if I'll be the longest member of Spark with the highest no. of Spark points who didn't accomplish any recognition - BUT! I will have reached my goal! And those intentions will get me to goal without anymore stupid and insanse side tracks.

You can just go along blaming others/things for your stumbles for so long before you finally take hold of the reins once again.

We all have to get stronger for ourselves. . . . yeah! I don't have any excuses anymore. I'm healthy, with a bit of mobility problems (like I can't run, heaven forbid!) but I can still walk and do everything I have to around the house.

So how has my experience been on Spark? With all the ups and downs, I have learned to have more confidence in myself (even at this late age!) - I know what I have to do - and now I am finally doing it!!!

So come join me! It's a free ride!!

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    I have had such great responses to this blog and sincerely thank ALL of you! This is the kind of support I needed, believe me. I feel I have really been heard. And don't we all need some of that sometimes!

    So, thank you again from the bottom of my heart! It has sent me down a different path.

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    1849 days ago
    And you're absolutely right GF This woe always me....syndrome We can get caught up in it so easily. And I don't really think it's all about feeling sorry for ourselves but more about needing the support and continued motivation when we need it most and it just seems like we're invisible.
    And too, others figure we are so strong and independent when they see our progress and optimism, commitment, consistency and control and very seldom see the other side of our personal struggles because we don't voice or portray them and then when we do it's total shock and disbelief. Sometimes we just have to blow off steam and it's done. We don't hang onto it; let it eat away at us.
    This would be me and what just happened. This morning I'm right back to being who I am and what I'm about. But even tough we are the "mighty mountain" we're human like everybody else. We're not immune to letting things effect our emotions. But we vent and we get passed it.
    So I totally understand and relate.
    1849 days ago
    Helen, we do have to do this for ourselves as you really have to want it to be able to stay on track for the long haul, but it sure does make the journey easier and more fun with our Spark Friends at our side. As for you being an inspiration to others, nothing says it like having your very own stalker. I prefer to be called your fan. But whatever I am, I have followed you all over the place for over three years now. I know a winner when I see one!!!
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    1851 days ago
    I love rye bread.

    I have a ton of points too but am nowhere near my goal but I don't give up and am glad you aren't either.

    I love your sparkpage background. So beautiful!!!!
    1851 days ago
    Good for you, Helen !
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    1852 days ago
    I don't even know you but I feel like I could have wrote this exact same blog about myself I hate to sound disrespectful about other sparkers but most of the time in my opinion it is the same people over and over who are in the lime light/ highlights.
    I'm happy for them but its just the same old thing/story with them.
    So I think your wonderful and I am going to your page now to nominate you as a Spark Motivator cause I think you are emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1852 days ago
  • 1EMMA2011
    I can totally relate. Please know you are My MOTIVATOR and My Mentor on this journey. I don't say it enough but YOU ARE AWESOME.

    YES, Trying to please others never satisfies our thirst. The answers are only within. I feel so glad that you are my special SP Friend.

    Together we can do this thing!!!


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    1853 days ago
    Your great attitude will lead to success. All you have control over is YOU. Happy to share the journey with you and look forward to seeing your successes along the way!
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    Great blog, let us know how you get on emoticon
    1853 days ago
    Helen, you said it for all of us and we thank you for inspiring us!
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    1853 days ago
    Go you...superb blog.....
    We can all know what to do however it is harder to do than to blame....
    Woohoo....look forward to the new journey and the new you....
    1853 days ago
    Good for you for having more confidence in yourself! This is an awesome success!
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    stay positive
    1854 days ago
    At work I was in upper management. Even I know now, that recognition is key and even a morale booster. So many of us need to learn this. "Atta boys" go a long way. It makes people stronger in their attempts to be better. No matter where they are and what they are doing. I have to say "ATTA BOY" to my new Spark buddy. Very good blog too! MJ
    1854 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/27/2013 12:25:58 PM
    Good for you, Helen; that's REAL health you're talking about, from the inside out! And you have my sincere congratulations both on your weight loss, and on your wonderful new attitude. I love this website's trackers and information as well, and am thrilled to feel I finally have a grip on weight and fitness management. Enjoy your weekend :)
    1854 days ago
    emoticon blog, Helen! You continue to inspire me on a daily basis. Keep being the WINNER that you are! Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1854 days ago
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