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Narrowing the Gap between

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I was reading another blog about a woman who was my age and starting SP again for the third time and I thought, you know that could be any of us. If you are like me, you've tried and failed a million times to lose weight; I've done everything except surgery - but reading her blog something hit me. Yes, we are going to blow it, for sure, absolutely - there will be a day when we go off the rails and forget all about healthy eating - that's not the point, but it sure used to be for me! When this used to happen I gave up, went down a rat hole and reemerged fatter and more depressed - a month, a year, five years later to try again. Riding my bike this morning it hit me, it's not about blowing it - it's about how long it takes to get back on track! Yes, it's all about narrowing the gap between blowing it and getting back on track. If we can narrow the gap from a year to a day, then we will absolutely make it! So I'm thinking a whole different way about this now - I am finally getting what I have read so many times, but never embraced - losing weight is a mind game - and I am IN the game - narowing the gap, staying with the program!
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  • LPATRICK0
    Reading your blog it sounds like life is a struggle even though your SP name is joyful?

    No criticism here. You obviously are an articulate, honest and open person. Thanks for sharing.

    But sounds like you have never met the one who lifts above the struggle and gives peace and replaces it with higher, even divine purpose.

    A struggling women once met him at a well and he filled her with living water. I am sure you are too intelligent to not know of whom I speak. You should taste his living water. It truly makes joyful.
    1688 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2016 8:23:25 AM
  • MERILYNN1

    I'm glad to be reminded - I was doing well until Spring - now I'll be getting back to tracking my food again (WHICH I found VERY HELPFUL) and starting again to shed those old pounds and those I added to them! Feels good to get back to some good sense - thanks for your help here - one day, one baby step at a time - all we can do is be determined and make the effort - right? Meri
    3088 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    Joy I don't know how I missed this blog but am glad I found it. You are def right about the mind set !!! You have to change your mind and the the way you think about food. You have to learn all over again. But it can be done and we can do it !!! Look at you, you are on your way, great job your doing too !!! Congrats on being the BIGGEST LOSER too btw.
    3092 days ago
  • FANCYGRAM
    Dear Joyful Road.

    Congratulations to you. I have been the person you described in the first part of your blog. Thanks to you I am getting in the game to win. emoticon
    3101 days ago
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    3107 days ago
  • BLISTXLEZ
    emoticon on getting it! emoticon
    3107 days ago
  • RUBYCLAIRE
    Joy, you are doing such a GREAT job. You have been an inspiration to all of us who know and love you.
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    Ruby
    3108 days ago
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