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When Tragedy Strikes (continued)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Remember that blog a few weeks ago about when tragedy strikes? Something triggered the need for a continuation.

Go read the “When tragedy strikes” blog before moving on with this one as I’m going to jump right in where I left off.


Tragedy strikes… you’ve gotten into a routine though so you’re dealing, battling it out, GOOD for you!!


You have the tools, the knowledge, is it still hard? Absolutely, but you are fighting! Guess what? It doesn’t take the pain away.

Your outlet will relieve the tension, the stress you are feeling, will help you to use it as fuel to succeed rather than an excuse to be lazy… nevertheless the event remains a part of your life.
It’s been almost two years since mine struck, and every now and then something will happen that brings it all back, this is when I MUST refocus. You don’t just fight through the battle to give up when the war continues. It might not be everyday, it might be once a week, month, every few months, and years even.

It’s your life; it really does mold you into who you are, that’s why it’s so important to let it mold you in the best way possible, a healthy way.

I knew when mine happened that it would forever be something I have to deal with. It will never be forgotten, and I cannot sweep it under the rug like some people can. Cannot, will not.

When I’m reminded out of the blue how much pain has come from this it literally takes me back. Back to that time, back to all the pain I felt. I didn’t give up then, I certainly shouldn’t now.


This is life people… we cannot be realistic by saying “if you lose 50 pounds life will be easy!” “If you get in shape you can take your problems head on!”

Losing 50 pounds certainly makes things easier, but not easy. Getting in shape sure helps fight those problems, doesn’t mean they will go away though.

If I gave the impression in the first blog on this topic that if you start now you can overcome your problems, I’m sorry for being so misleading. It’s not true. It’s not realistic.

BUT it can help you deal with them in a positive way. It can give you that outlet. It can put you on the path for success...

(after -65lbs)

... instead of more self destruction.

(before)

When tragedy strikes… fight! When it comes back to haunt you… fight!

Never stop fighting for you! For your family! For all the things that are special and important to you!

You can rock it out, it may hurt while you are, but the point is that YOU ARE! Quitting gets you nowhere.

I have always been real with you guys, I’m not going to stop now. I hope this all comes together and makes sense for you. Much love!
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  • PROUDLILMOM
    You are a huge motivator for me. Keep up with the great blog posts! Thank you :)
    3473 days ago
  • BIGGEEKDAD
    I saw your blog post from seeing SnowGlobeMama's activity on my FriendFeed.

    Just wanted to post that I know what you mean. When I lost my grandfather I put on 15 pounds in about 4 months. I wish that it would pushed me the other direction, but it didn't. Thanks for the encouragement!
    3473 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6851971
    Your blog couldn't be more timely.
    Fighting demons that I had buried under the 50lbs.
    Thank you for the encouragement!
    3473 days ago
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