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Back to ONEderland and what is NOT OPTIONAL

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hello ONEderland, we met a few months ago and then I made some lazy, stupid choices and moved 25 lbs away. It really is so good so see you again. I need to review why I left because it was lonely and frustrating there and I don't ever want to go back. What I do know is:

Tracking is NOT OPTIONAL! Even if I make a poor choice it needs to be tracked. Then it needs to be scrutinized intensely. What was I thinking, feeling, doing at the time. I have better coping skills for when the crisis hits, time is short, emotions are raging, or too tired to think.

Prayer is NOT OPTIONAL! Thank you God for not leaving me as I am and helping me to restore this temple. Both inside and out. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Relying on my own power is planning to fail. My spiritual diet is important too. What I feed my mind in word, music, entertainment is crucial to my walk with God. Garbage in garbage out.

Exercise is NOT OPTIONAL! Daily workouts are a must. Minimum 30 minutes a day. Walking counts. Take the stairs. Do squats when waiting. Biking is a passion and I can reward consistency in exercise with tools and clothes that make it even more enjoyable.

Community is NOT OPTIONAL! Friends, family, church members, and Sparkers are all vitally important to success. The love and friendship is packed with trust and accountability this the secret to success. I must be as transparent in my failures as in my success. Helping others helps me. Being real and encouraging others is so rewarding and keeps me focused on the next right choice.

So knowing how to succeed and actually doing it is hard. However, being unhealthy and sick is harder. I can do the right things and spend whatever time I have left living an exceptional quality of life and not have regrets and complaints later. No one knows the future. I know that every step in the right direction is like money in the bank of good health and quality living. I wish I had learned this when I was 22 instead of 52 but if that is my only regret, then I count it a blessing.

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    emoticon Beautiful! God Bless you and keep you strong in your journey to life-long good health and fitness! 🐦 May you find happiness and peace of mind!
    1270 days ago
    Recently went from 193 to 181....It was hard.. I didn't want to exercise.. I didn't want to eat right...Really I wanted to just curl up in a ball..loved your blog..because really it just come down to choices..either way is going to be hard..why not make to the choices that is going to get me to a happier place. I have made bad choices ..why not see what happens when I decide for my greater good
    1281 days ago
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    I loved this blog, primarily because it's so authentic, but also because the steps you outline for progress in your blog are ALL easy changes to implement and bring massive changes. Great job!! emoticon
    1290 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Congrats!!
    1291 days ago
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    So true!! Tracking is a pain for me, a big pain, but I also know that it is necessary so Ia m working on that. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1292 days ago
    Congrats on Onederland! SPARK Smart thru November!
    1293 days ago
    Great blog! Congrats on being back in 1derland!
    1293 days ago
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