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Monday, January 28, 2013

Well it feels like it.

Our weekend challenge required that we write. I don't write well and blogging isn't one of my favorite things. So I'm going to do this as I want the points for the team.

First - Forgive yourself for one thing you regret in your past - write it down or blog about it.

Okay, so what came to mind is when I was 17 years old I had an opportunity given to me I let go by as I had a boyfriend. I was given the opportunity to go to Italy to visit a sister and her husband who were stationed there (Air Force) and I chose NOT to do so as I had a boyfriend. What a dumb young woman I was. And it wasn't even the guy I married at 19. I was so bent on getting married and having my kids young I was looking for a husband and missed out on not only this opportunity but others I'm sure. What avenue might my life have taken had I taken this trip? Yes, I might not have the children, or grandchildren, I have today but I might have done other things and seen some of the world that I may never get to see. Okay, I have to let this one go. Maybe I will get a chance one day. Right?

Second - How will your life change when you reach your fitness/weight goal? How will I feel?

Well I don't think my life will change much other than I will be more healthy and more disciplined or so I hope. I will need to be to get there and to maintain. I want to live a long time, to see my grandbabies grow up and possible see great grandbabies. I want to be active so I can play with them and not just sit and watch them. So eating wise, continue to push myself to move and stay strong is important. So my spark sisters/family is important to keep pushing me along.

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    I think Italy sounds fun. Sometimes we find reasons not to do something because it is new and perhaps frightening. Did you not go because of the boyfriend or really because of some fear of the unknown (flying alone, a new country/language/continent) or even something else.

    I had a dream/plan for my life at one time. I thought about finding a way to do both that and having a wonderful family life . I realized a few years later that it was really just a dream and not at all what I wanted to do but a "nice thought."

    I still think about it at times but if I really wanted to do it, nothing would stop me from doing it.

    2915 days ago
    Italy is still there- and it's fabulous!
    Plan a trip...start saving. You can take tours (we like Trafalgar) or you can take a cruise around the edges (we like Royal Caribbean).
    Or be adventurous and just GO!
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    2915 days ago
    Perhaps a missed opportunity but who really knows? We could all really beat ourselves up over that; coulda, woulda, and shoulda.

    You were thinking with your heart and that is okay. Remember another old saying, Love trumps all.
    2917 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    Looking forward is a good thing!
    2917 days ago
    How is this cheating?
    I'm with you, I don't like regrets. Always look forward.
    2917 days ago
    I like Diane's plan.....make a plan to to to Italy and then do it!! But we were all young and "stupid". I know that I fit into that catagory!!

    You'll make goal and when you do we'll celebrate in Shipshewana!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2917 days ago
    We all did some dumb things when we were young. But we can't change the past so we just forgive and move on. I truly dont think we foreget though.

    As for what you expect will change when you reach goal I am with you just to be healthier and more committed to taking care of ourselves.
    2917 days ago
    Oh to have the wisdom of experience and age when we're in our teens, so much we'd do differently!
    You still have time to visit Italy and explore things you wish you did as a youngster hun, make plans and make memories to share with the grandkids!
    2917 days ago
    Oh, when we are but teenagers we are controlled by our emotions- not rational thoughts!
    I 'had to' get married at 16
    (luckily it has worked out for us).

    2917 days ago
    Don't dwell in the past - put Italy on your bucket list and do it!!!
    2917 days ago
    2917 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Weez, Plan to go to Italy ... I have lots of friends who have really enjoyed themselves there!! Chances are you didn't go earlier because your first time is meant to be spent with the family you have now ;-)

    Nice Job taking a Blogging bullet for the team emoticon
    2918 days ago
    Re the boyfriend situation ... hindsight is always 20/20 and I think it's a mistake to second guess decisions we made in the past. If we knew then what we know now .... but we didn't; we did the best we could and we learned.

    When you reach goal you'll feel wonderful, jubilant, powerful, successful. Then you will need to figure out how to stay there. That's my challenge - it's so easy to blur the line and slip.
    2918 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5072311
    I'm sure of it.

    2918 days ago
    Sometimes changes relations,
    sometimes faces,
    lets see what the life changes,
    like you this changing is very much,
    but don`t change your culture,
    don`t run behind money,
    change life style--Dr.Ram Sharma

    2918 days ago
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