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Beginning the journey...yup again

Sunday, September 30, 2012

What? I have to do this on my own? How am I to do that? Where do I begin?

Well of course you start here, on spark, then you make up a plan, get some friends, move a bit more. Simple right? Wrong! I've been doing this since 2008 or 9 I can't remember, seems so very long ago. i began like all the others with such high hopes. Oh I did great the first two years. Made it almost to my goal and then emoticon emoticon Yup it happened. I gave up. I got so emoticon I thought for sure I was on my way to goal and lifetime.

But two years later and i'm almost back to where I began. Yup you guessed it, we can't ever quit. that is the secret. We have to pick a journey we want to follow forever. Exercise? oh yes weekly. Not weakly but weekly. Food? Healthy and moderation all the way. So where does that leave me right now? It leaves me up this week, but down for the month. It leaves me with a mind set of "I can do this (again)".

So the month of October my work has a vision walk. We pledge to do 5 hours a month or 25 hours a month to earn an extra 250.00 towards research and such. I'm going for the 25 hours. I can do this and now that I have a cause besides just myself...heck the skys the limit. So i'm taking on October with much more riding on it that normal. Oh I know my health should be reason enough but sometimes that just gets pushed to back of our minds and we forget why we began in the first place.

So today is emoticon (again) How many day ones can you have in a journey you may wonder? As many as it takes to get to your goal. So never give up.

Michelle. emoticon
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  • MILLEDGE2
    Michelle, Yes, there are many Day Ones for all of us, but if each time we start a new "streak", and then try to get that streak at least one day longer than our previous high, eventually, we'll hit the goal. If you expect yourself to be perfect, you are just setting yourself up for failure, 'cause perfection never happens this side of the grave. Best wishes! Carol
    2867 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6576689
    We have as many Day Ones as we CHOOSE. yep..I'm throwing that word out there again. LOL I know you like it...
    I think the Vision Walk is a great motivator and I know you will enjoy seeing those hours add up because you know something good (other than your health) is coming from it. Great job.

    We are gonna give October all we've got...you can do it!
    2867 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3892454
    "How many day ones can you have in a journey you may wonder? As many as it takes to get to your goal. So never give up."

    I totally agree! emoticon You will get there!
    2868 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    Never give up.
    You can do this!
    2868 days ago
  • IUHRYTR
    Too bad this weight loss thing is so backwards. It should be easier to lose weight and harder to gain it. And Twinkies shouldn't have any calories. Alas, this isn't the way things so we have to try over and over to give a good effort and know we can never lose our vigilance. Darn. emoticon -- Lou
    2868 days ago
  • MIDROAD
    I was touched and encouraged by your blog, thanks Michelle!

    You bring up something that's really been on my mind lately.,,,,,.,

    That thing is maintenance. I like many others have lost the same 50lbs a gazillion times. And I have been trying to look at myself objectively and I think maybe here is where the wheels fall off. I get too caught up in the excitement/drama of the weight loss. It's so exciting to see the scale go down, get the compliments....But after a while it gets anti-climatic.... I get bored....I return to abusing myself and food, it's a big dysfunctional cycle.....

    I think my only hope is to hammer out a plan for my weight maintenance ahead of time. I want to finally learn this lesson and move on to another one.

    Fondest regards,

    Jeannie
    2868 days ago
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    2869 days ago
  • SHERYLDS
    We all need to get our bearings from time to time.
    I think what worked for me...was really making the food choices my lifestyle.
    I can't believe that I gave up BREAD (never mind all the processed food).
    Believe me when I tell you I could devour 6 slices in one sitting ... easily.

    You can do this...I know you can
    2869 days ago
  • CAKAROO
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  • no profile photo CD13116826
    I love this, Michelle! You are so very right ... as many as it takes! I have also stopped and started many times but, like you, I've never quit, and we WILL make it! And I love your Vision Walk cause ... what a wonderful way to get motivated and do something for yourself AND for others :) Good luck and best wishes to you my friend!
    2869 days ago
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