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Monday, February 29, 2016

I have been on SPARK since May of 2008. I was inactive for a time while I was battling cancer, but I've been back quite awhile. And in almost 8 years on SPARK, I've watched other people set goals & meet them. I've watched people come & go. And I've watched other people (myself included) stagnate. So what is the difference? Where is that (cliché) SPARK that makes some people DO IT & others NOT do it as well? Am I just stuck in a cycle of inertia? And if I'm not then what is holding me back? These are all questions I've asked myself time & time again. So maybe it's time to get out of my head & just WORK. Don't think. Don't mental. Don't ponder. Just DO. (Thank you Nike!)

I set a goal on 11-10-15 to lose 5% of my weight. It shouldn't have been hard. It shouldn't have been a threat to my well being. But as of yet, I haven't reached that goal. I have about 7 more pounds to go. I'm making that my March goal. 4 full weeks to lose 7 pounds. Of course I will take more if they happen. But for right now, I am focused on these 7 pounds & ridding myself of them.

There's another 5% goal behind this one just waiting to be started. And it's not going to take 5 months to complete.

So many of you inspire me...DAILY...I want to be in that cool group. I want to be in the successful group. I want to be proud of ME for a change...
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  • AMYJO1967
    Sometimes you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other and not focus on much more than that next step! At some point you can look back and realize how far you've come one step at a time, and let that motivate you to take the next one, etc!

    I KNOW you can do this!

    I have experienced exactly what you have described, wondering what sometimes makes me "ready" and other times, it seems no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get motivated to stick with it. I wish I knew what makes those pieces fall into place, because I live in a pretty frequent state of being afraid I'll lose that intangible mysterious "something" that seems to be the catalyst for my success. But maybe that's good, because it keeps me from getting complacent.

    I heard a lot of buzz in January about people choosing a "word of the year", and while I wasn't familiar with the concept, it has kind of gotten into my brain anyway, and I found that my word for 2016 is "determined". Every time I find myself edging towards that slippery slope that leads into bad habits I try to remind myself to remain DETERMINED to keep going and not let anything or anyone stop me!

    Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you with your journey!
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    This is a hard journey but one that is worth the work! You can do small step at a time! Come on over to Fit by 50...we have a great new challenge that will help you reach that goal!!!
    1150 days ago
    im proud of you every day for being supportive, pushing us all to be better than we are, and for your bravery! You will reach your goal and surpass it!
    1150 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You GO girl!! You've got this!! emoticon emoticon
    1150 days ago
    Put You Eyes On the Prize!!!!! PUSH THROUGH THE PAIN, PUSH THROUGH THE CRAVINGS, & PUSH THROUGH THE NEGATIVITY & STAY POSITIVE!!!! That helps me. Hope this helps. I also watch Extreme Weight Loss & My 600 lb Life which inspires me to do my best.
    1151 days ago
    I actually talk to others, vent, put it all out on the table and get inspired by others plus a group I'm part of on fb. But, truthfully I had to push myself hard to start. Been on this journey for 2 weeks & I am doing great.
    1151 days ago
  • MAMALOU1942
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    Good blog!
    1151 days ago
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