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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Today I reliazed that when you think you're the only one struggling you're not. When you haven't lost any weight there are so many members here who have stuck with the programme and they have lost very little weight either. I see others who have lost a small amount of weight and some over 100 pounds. Yet they stuck with it. They've had my insecurities, my feeling of failure but what did they do? They kept going regardless. There are people who started then quit. I did it for 2 weeks then thought well this isn't doing anything for me so like many others who quit and maybe stayed away longer so what? We are here now. We all have the same cominalities, we want to lose weight.

We need to lose weight is the bottom line. Some of us for health reasons, some of us because we feel our time is now....So when you get to that point where you feel you can't do it think of what will happen if you don't. Do you really want all those feeling of failure, guilt, and feeling like a quitter following you around in your head as well as your body for the rest of your life. I'm tired of saying to my friends, family or whoever that I need to lose weight. So I asked myself this question "Why did I say that I need to lose weight when it was 5 pounds then and over 25 pounds now?" It's because I knew my clothes were getting tight and wasn't really serious about it. So what am I or you going to do about it?

Well mine are this:
1. I will eat healthy even if the scale doesn't move
2. I will do some exercises even though I'm limited in this area.
3. I'm doing this for me not to look good for someone else
4. When I blow one day of bad eating habits it's doesn't mean I will continue
5. I will genuinely cheer those people who are losing and doing well. However I will not allow their success make me feel like I'm failing because I'm not losing.

So my Spark friends that's my new "Pledge Of Eatence" for me. By the way don't think that Eatence is in the English Dictionary but it's in mine right now. emoticon

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  • DAKOTA50
    Very nicely said! Thank you for sharing it with me.
    1816 days ago
    Great way to think, very positive. We are all in this together!
    1817 days ago
    Good for you. Stick with it. This WILL work!
    1817 days ago
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