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Would you do it????

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Well part of my August Challenge is to blog weekly. This is going to be a challege for me. But I can do it.

I wanted to blog anyway. This week I was Motivational Team Member of the Week for 20 something with 100+ pounds to lose team, then on top of that also voted Spark People Motivator!

Wow!!

I am totally overwhelmed by all the people that have commented on my page. I am still working on my journey. I am not yet finished. So I never thought about people being motivated by my progress. What an eye opener. I don't often look at my progress as a whole, just week to week. I get frustrated, I get discouraged, I wonder if I will ever get there, just like everyone else. But that is all part of learning a new lifestyle and one step is learning that this journey is never over. It is a lifestyle change, for life. Even at goal weight you have to maintain healthy habbits to maintain the healthy weight.

It sounds cliche but anyone can do this, anyone! It takes hard work and percistance. It is not easy. But it is easier than having to live with diasabilities from your unhealthy lifestyle and health conditions from the weight. If I came to you and said, I am sorry but I was looking in your future and you are going to end up with high blood pressure that will cause you to have a stroke. Because of the stroke you will live in a nursing home partialy parilzed. You will suffer from congestive heart failure and get to the point you fill with fluid and the dr's can't flush anymore off of you because your kidneys can't handle anymore medicine. You will slowly sufficate and live an awful last few years until your heart just can't handle anymore. But I have the answer. I can show you how to eliminate the risk of those diseases and to lead you to a much longer, healthier, happy life. I can tell you how but you have to do it. Would you do it??????

Would you do it???

So here it is. Here is me telling you. You can do this. Watch your calories. It is very simple math, calories in vs calories out. Get your exercise. You will burn lots more calories in a day if you include exercise. Even if you can't do much. Do more than you are right now. Learn about yourself and your relationship with food. Is it hell bent? Figure out that you have to make it a healthy relationship too.

You can do this!! One day at a time. When you fall, yes I said when because you will, your success is dertermined by your ability to pick yourself up brush off and continue trying. You have not failed until you stop trying.

Have a great week everyone!!

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  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • LOSINITDAYBYDAY
    You are truly a GREAT SUCCESS!! I hope one day I will be able to fill your shoes or at least share the lime light!!! Way to go!!!
    3506 days ago
  • ALYFITN
    emoticon Well said! Yours is a life well lived. I'm seeing your blog for the first time from your being MOD. Congratulations and happy belated birthday!
    3507 days ago
  • SHORTYGETFIT
    ...and how hard was it for you to write this? Looks like blogging for you is a piece of cake (no pun intendend). Your blog is heartfelt and you spoke the truth! Keep up the good work with your weight loss and inspiring others through your blogs! emoticon
    3516 days ago
  • MRSKS2009
    Hi! I checked into your page becuase I've seen your name aorund on the boards and things, and becuase it was your birthday!Happy birthday, I hope today is better than yesterday (as per your blog). I wanted to comment on this one, because the future you talk about is mine!
    My paternal grandmother was overweight, developed type 2 diabetes, and had a stroke... and continued to not do the things she should have done to take care of herself. Then she had both legs amputated, eventually had a second stroke, moved into a nursing home and only lived another year or so. She was in her mid-60's when she died. Unfortunately I am built just like her, and my BMI puts me in the mortally obese range already. But I am here to change that, I am not going to let that be my future. Thank you for putting it so bluntly.

    Your progress is amazing - you look fantastic in your pictures! I hope you can find the strength to overcome your emotional eating problems and continue on towards your goal, but remember to give yourself a break - we all lose control sometimes. You're right, no one is perfect, but look back on the progress you've made, and know that you've deserved it for the hard work that went into it, and also that you are worth continuing on. Your future is brighter now than it was before, and can be brighter still, and you deserve that. Thanks for being an inspiration - and remember that a story without plot twists, complications and pitfalls is boring. Overcoming the setbacks is what makes the story inspiring. Feel free to drop by my page anytime!
    3517 days ago
  • JENNFIELDS4
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    3521 days ago
  • RENEWAL2013
    THANK yOU for blogging and sharing. You got right to the core truth. Your posts motivate me and help me believe that it is possible. emoticon
    3522 days ago
  • MSBLT82
    You are very inspirational! thanks for sharing your story! I hope you don't mind if I friend you so I can keep reading your blog. Good luck!!
    3523 days ago
  • LAURENJAMIE816
    I came across this blog post and had chills going down my back!! what a way to put it - how can you not want to work your hardest after reading that??

    thanks so much for the motivation today! emoticon
    3523 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAPLE2
    What is the word to top "proud"??? I just can't say it enough Cassie!!! I'm so so proud of you! You have inspired so many and you are so beautiful!!!! ( inside and out) I've always known how great you are and that you would do great things throughout your life time!!!! I'll always be your biggest fan! I love you honey!!!! Mom emoticon
    3523 days ago
  • DEUZIE
    You have not failed till you stop trying. I like that very much.
    Thank you
    3523 days ago
  • no profile photo KYMANN1
    Wow! I love the way you put this - really got my attention!
    I think I'll do it-
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    3524 days ago
  • REDRUDY5
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