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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I LOVE reading Spark People blogs...they inspire me and motivate me!!
So many blogs I have read, highly recommend blogging as another "tool" to use along this journey. I have thought about it many times...just never done it...I guess i think it is scary or something...ya know putting your thoughts out there..what if i sound stupid? I am not the most creative writer...why bother??

I have been on this journey for about 11 months and I have been ever faithful to the SP program...i really think they are onto something here!!!
This week I have noticed myself backsliding more than ever since beginning this journey....so I am taking the advise of so many brilliant Spark Friends and I am going to give this blogging a try and see if that helps me "get back in line".

If nothing else, I can look back at this and remember how great I was feeling!!



emoticonOK...so after my work out today I was checking myself out in the mirror...and I guess I am stating the obvious, but DANG what a difference 75 pounds makes!!
I just stood there in awe of myself...I could see my muscles that are taking shape beneath my "thinning" skin...erm yeah...very motivating!!
I am not full of myself or anything...just proud and everyone should pat themselves on the back from time to time! Am I right?

In all honesty I began this journey to "look" better....but what I am discovering is how much better I feel...I mean I have been thin before, but I dont think I was near as healthy or fit in my 20's as I am becoming now!!

So I need to remember as I go forth and reset my weight loss goals (I am close to the first goal I set,I will set a new goal once I reach the first goal...that goal will be a healthy BMI) that I need to keep my Spark going not only for how good I am going to look, but also to just plain be healthy!
Simple! I got this!! No more backsliding!!!
Thank you Spark People!!
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  • JERSEYGIRL24
    Christy,

    Please know that you have been an inspiration to me, even when I have sometimes gone missing. Yes, DANG, what a difference 75 lbs. makes. BTW, Hannah is also an inspiration to me. It always cheers me up when I open your page and see her smile!!! emoticon . I am hoping we will be fellow Firecrackers again, but even if not, we will still "see" each other.
    3482 days ago
  • SHERRYJVP
    well...your blog was great and motivating. It would be a shame if you didn't continue to blog and inspire the rest of us to do all that you have done. And you feel so good. DOn't ever let that part slip away. I started getting my grandbabies just 4 years ago and between my three kids...I now have 5. bam bam bam bam bam. Sheesh. It is the best thing that ever happened to me. LOL. Your grand daughter is gorgeous and worth being healthy and active for. And not bad to use for strength trainin either. LOL I love it.

    Great job you are doing and I will be watching for future blogs from you.
    3636 days ago
  • ANNIE.B
    emoticon Christy!!!!
    Fantastic blog, and awesome job you're doing building a stronger, healthier you!!!!

    75 pounds is AMAZING lady, and I can't tell you how many times you've inspired me with your dedication. I know, and what's more important, YOU know you've got what it takes to reach all your goals!

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    3846 days ago
  • SKINNYINMYHEAD
    I want to pat YOU on the back... and give you a hug... and shout about your success from the mountain tops!! YOU are one of those motivating blogs that you like to read about silly woman!

    75lbs gone.. extraordinary... and feeling fit?? priceless...

    CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for taking a few moments to allow us to celebrate with you!
    3846 days ago
  • RUNNINGOMA
    Great that you always keep account and look at what you have accomplished. That positive will help you gain the motivation and remind you why you are doing this to begin with.
    I remember once looking in the mirror and realizing that my back side is getting smaller. But, somehow, when I look in the mirror, I also see how much farther I have to go.
    I guess I need to journal and get back to those monthly goals so I don't lose sight.
    Blogging? Well, I don't do that much, but I salute you for doing what you need to do in order to achieve your goals. So, I'll pat you on the back!!
    3847 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114604
    emoticon Blog Christy and a big emoticon for doing this...i often wish that i had more time to read more Blogs...because they do inspire and motivate me to keep this Spark i have going..and going!!
    You are doing emoticon and you have been so very disciplined about everything..maybe just maybe your body needs a little Rest and that's why you were 'backsliding' a little bit?? Either way i know you will be right back on track..and you will accomplish all your goals...here is another Pat on your Back..this time it's from me....you are beautiful and i am so proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Now if only i could have the courage to stand in front of the mirror and look at myself without being so very critical!!! emoticon emoticon
    3847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2010 10:11:49 PM
  • VLECKB
    Oh my darling you are my inspiration and light. You are doing so well and have motivated me when I slipped and when I fell flat on my face you were there for me when I EVENTUALLY picked myself back up.

    You are doing great. I am so proud of you. you can and ARE doing this!!

    Way to put yourself out there! XOXO Belinda

    (Don't you ever wish you could meet the people you spark with! I wish I could see the muscular/fit you! If you ever come to Victoria you give me a call!)
    3847 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2010 8:56:42 PM
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