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My Adventure

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Today, I'm wearing my new pink SparkPeople t-shirt and drinking from my new SparkPeople glass water bottle. They are gifts from my husband and my son. They both are very supportive of my weight-loss journey. My son even got me a birthday card that plays "Girl Just Wanna Have Fun" because he knows that's my favorite song on my Just Dance workout game.

They get it. They get how important this is to me. In some ways, it's all very serious. I'm morbidly obese, and I really need to change my ways. In this way, I feel like Frodo and Sam from Lord of the Rings. They are going on this impossible journey to destroy the one ring. Their journey is filled with heartbreak. On the other hand, it's quite a grand adventure. They make new life-long friends and the learn just how strong and persistent they can be. They realize how one small hobbit can make a big difference.

My journey isn't as scary as theirs. There are no orcs, uruk-hai, or ringwraiths chasing me. I don't carry a sword. (Hey! Wouldn't it be cool if I had a sword that turned blue not when there were orcs nearby, but when there were unhealthy foods nearby! SparkPeople! Get on that!) However, there will be some heartbreak. The scale isn't always going to move like I want it to. I'm not always going to make the right choices. However, although it seems like a longshot, I am going to make it to Mount Doom. I am going to toss my unhealthy lifestyle into the volcano and be done with it. It's going to take awhile for me to get there, but I will get there. Along the way, I'm meeting new people. I'm learning how to forge ahead when I want to quit. I'm learning just how strong I can be.

This is going to be a great adventure. I'm going to try new foods. I'm going to try new exercise. I'm going to meet new friends. I'm going to look back and see that it was all worth it.
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    2108 days ago
    Awesome blog. Love how it was worded, very creative. :D

    Love it!

    Enjoy the new lifestyle and yes, it would be awesome if we had a blue sword to zap all those unhealthy foods. LOL LOL.

    Have a good weekend!
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    2120 days ago
    You know Lord of the rings way too well:)
    Although, being a hobbit is a good role model, they eat a lot of veggies!
    2123 days ago
    Woo-hoo--love the positive attitude here! And I also love the support you have, you're right, they 'get' it. Good luck with your adventure and don't take any wooden nickels from any orcs!
    2124 days ago
    Love this! You are so awesome!
    I didn't know yesterday was your birthday!
    Happy Belated Birthday!!
    I hope you had a wonderful day!!!
    It sounds like you did!
    Keep pushing yourself! You are doing amazing things!
    There's no doubt in my mind that you'll make it to your Mount Doom:)
    Stay strong lady!!

    2124 days ago
    I love it that you are seeing this journey as an adventure! I see it that way too, an awesome adventure!

    Thats great that your husband and son are so supportive. Enjoy your new Sparkpeople gifts!
    2124 days ago
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