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There's the Before/After... and then The Middle

Friday, November 10, 2017

We all love the Before/After Pictures. It inspires us, it shows hard proof what can be done. For me, for my journey. Believe it or not, a very small portion has been about food. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true. I'd say about 20% has been about, about 10% has been about exercise and about 70% has been in my head.

When I get out of my own way, stay positive and do what I need to do. It works. In that respect I'm grateful. I know what I have to do. There's no magic. I need to watch my carbs
I need to walk. I need to plan my food ahead of time. When I don't do that. That is when
the after became the middle. I'm grateful I didn't gain all back. But that's where I'm at the Middle. Fighting self doubt and insecurity awful. In my professional life I'm an organized, confident go getter. But why in my personal life that doesn't carry over I cant tell you.

Swapping stories with my fellow Sparkers with those who've been there. Hearing from other people what they survived, the embarrassment, the regrouping. We all have those stories and it's good to know that others have been there. Like the time I dated this guy, and he brought me home to meet his parents. I was so excited, I hadn't dated a lot. I sat down on the chair, it broke into pieces and there with my pride I was on the floor. Now, in reality the chair was broken we found out later. But when your 100 plus pounds and that happens.. Well you get it.

I find strength in logging on every day.. Reading articles, supporting each other.

So for now, it's The Middle..
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