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Why This Time Is Different & Thank You's...

Monday, August 20, 2012

This time is different because of YOU GUYS! emoticon emoticon

I mean seriously. When I wrote my blog, I almost didn't post it. The reason I didn't post it is because I think part of me knew that I was being ridiculous but I didn't want to admit it to myself. I knew you all would set me straight and that is ultimately why I chose to post it. Sometimes I need someone to say "stop the madness" or "listen to yourself". Last time on Spark, when I wasn't feeling super motivated or doing well, I would just stray from here. Out of sight out of mind. This time is different, I need to be on Spark during good days and bad days. I need to not run away when I'm not doing good, in fact that is when I need to reach out and be here even more.

All of the comments I received were so important, the ones that asked me questions and forced me to think about what I was saying were extremely important. So thanks to everyone who made me THINK about it and realize that it would have been a huge mistake.

I want 199 by the end of this year, and that is not going to happen with taking a week off. As someone mentioned, this is for LIFE and I don't get to skip out on a week! So I'm just going to emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Yes! I'm glad you had some revelations and I'm glad you turned to your fellow Sparklers! I think we all want honesty from our friends here on SP, and I think we will also give it in return. I think everyone is a little bit tougher on each other here than our friends and family are in our everyday lives. I don't know if it's because we feel safe behind our computer screens and we say how we really feel, or if we personally want the honesty so we give it in return. Either way, I'm glad people on SP tell me "No" or "That's not the best decision". And I can tell you like it and need it as well.

    Keep pushing! That 50 lb lost mark will come up fast and you'll be glad you kept going. :)
    3224 days ago
    Ugh thanks for this blog! I have been putting space between me and my spark people and not even logging in...I have all this stuff going on here, and a new relationship happening.....tons of weird things and I have been eating crap every single day and I was all motivated to stay on the wagon and then I hid myself away from here even more, so thanks for this blog because I know I don't want to do what I'm doing!!! I NEED to keep going and get crap straight!

    3225 days ago
    You soooo got this!!! Great attitude, girl :) I know this time is different for me, too.. and it is because of spark friends!
    3225 days ago
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    Woop Woop! Way to GO! One-derland or bust!
    3225 days ago
  • PUNKY100
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    That's why this time is different for me too!!!! There are so many positive people it's hard not to want to keep going!! :-D

    It's so easy to take a week off, but I can almost guarantee that you'll feel horrible afterward, and no one wants you feeling horrible!!! Keep on sparking and we'll spark you right back!!!! :-D
    3225 days ago
    We're always here!
    Glad you've got some moxie back!
    3225 days ago
    That's the attitude....and 199 by the end of the year isn't onlly a great goal but totally doable too. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3226 days ago
    I like the way you're talking. Now that is some positive self-talk. I love it. Great going! emoticon emoticon
    Janet emoticon
    3226 days ago
  • TRACY31502
    Woohooo! :o)
    3226 days ago
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    Yah! This is why I love SP. You can do it!!
    3226 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12772662
    I have over 100lbs to lose and i just keep telling myself that whether it is a good day or a bad day it is still one day at a time. come see me if you ever need a friend, shoulder etc. emoticon
    3226 days ago
    Now that is just what I want to hear!

    "I want 199 by the end of this year, and that is not going to happen with taking a week off. As someone mentioned, this is for LIFE and I don't get to skip out on a week! So I'm just going to emoticon "

    You need to post that in places around the house! That helps me. There are a few motivational quotes that I like that I plan to put on post its and/or posters to put up around the house so I can keep my focus.

    You can do it Steph! emoticon
    3226 days ago
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