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Things I'm learning along the way

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Today marks 19 weeks that I have completed on this journey to getting healthy. During this time I have had lots of ups and downs and learned several things about myself. For starters, I can't do this alone! I need support! My main support is from God. In Deuteronomy 31:6 it says, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." So I know from this verse, if i'm feeling alone it is not because God has left it's because I've walked away. I find comfort in the fact that I know He will always be here. My next major support comes from my husband! He is so wonderful and is ALWAYS encouraging me! Next comes the support from my family, friends, and of course spark friends! There is no way I can thank all of you individually because I would leave someone out, so I'm saying a big THANK YOU to all my supporters on spark! The second thing I have learned is, This is a process. I can't expect myself to have it all figured out all at once. I learn more everyday! I learn what works and what doesn't! And it isn't a formula I can give you because everyone is different! We all have to find out what works best for us! The third thing I have learned is I need to plan ahead! I need to sit and think about what I want to see happen. What are my goals? What is a realistic time frame for reaching those goals? What do I need to do in order to reach these goals? These are all questions I had to answer and I wrote them down! I have them sitting in from of me so that I can see them. And plans don't always work out! Sometimes you need to sit down and reevaluate things, and come up with a new plan! But for me a plan is imperative! That is a few things I have learned so far, I have learned really so much more but if I wrote all that out this would be a marathon blog. One more thing, today is my weigh day and I have lost 30 lbs! When I started this journey I was unsure I would make it this far but I'm taking one day at a time and I made the decision at the beginning that if I messed up I would start over fresh and just KEEP ON GOING! It has made all the difference! I still have a ways to go but I will get there! I can see the finish line and it looks sweet! Until next time sparkers! Keep on keepin on!
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