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Countdown to GOAL! 20 pounds to go!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Well, my journey began with more than 100 pounds to lose, and I am finally down to the last 20, or what I refer to as wrapping up Phase I of my health plan. I rarely, if ever, allow myself to recognize my own accomplishments, so I am using this blog as an exercise in "hats off to me"...trying to learn that I fit in the equation, and that I cannot be there for others if I don't start with a healthy and happy me. So here is some of what I have done on my Spark journey over the last 8 months:

1) I successfully quit smoking and gave up caffeine
2) I successfully donated 80 pounds to the Fat Gods
3) I successfully implemented a fitness plan and have remained faithful to it.
4) I successfully started a nutrition plan and have not strayed from it...not even once!
5) Through rain, snow, sleet, hail, brutal heat, freezing cold, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's...I have followed my plan to bring me closer to....

20 DARNED POUNDS TO GO!!!! Truth is that I am scared to death. I am scared to "succeed" (which is why I tried to splatter that word in front of me so much above). I am scared of what life will feel like in this body. I am scared of not being able to reach my ultimate goal.

Phase II will be "maintenance"...a new word for me to fear and conquer.

Thanks to all who are taking this journey with me, and caring enough to follow my story. I could not be doing his without my Spark family.

~More as the days go by....
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    Lisa, I am so happy for you. I have tears in my eyes, I am so happy for you. Don;t let fear keep you away. Let yourself enjoy where you are. Thanks for being an inspiration for us all!
    4435 days ago
    I think we all deal with those same fears but it looks like you are going in the right direction!
    4437 days ago
  • RAVON27
    AWESOME! I am so proud of you. And better yet, you are proud of yourself. Keep up the great job.
    4474 days ago
    Awesome, wonderful, amazing! You are a real encouragement.
    Instead of looking forward with fear, try looking forward as the super successful person you are, who will have even more success than you can even fathom at the moment!
    Wishing you the very best!! emoticon
    4482 days ago
    Don't be scared. You've got great habits to lean on and great determination. And most important a great support system. I'll be there for you. I'm counting on you to be here for me, too.

    4484 days ago
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    If there was one that showed pride I would have used that one too! Way to go and keep up the great work!
    4494 days ago
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    Accentuate the positive and eliminate all the negative!!
    Lisa, you are awesome!! Love ya!!
    4496 days ago
    I am SO PROUD of YOU!!!!!!!
    Look at you using such great language about YOU.
    Oh, it's like music to my eyes. Read this...every day.
    Learn to believe in it, believe in you.
    Thank you for this light through my current darkness.

    4496 days ago
  • ATR_1983
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing great Lisa. I am so proud of you for all that you have accomplished. You are a inspiration to me. I can't wait to get close to my goal. I know you will loose your last 20 pounds and I you will maintain your weight. Keep up the great work. emoticon emoticon
    4496 days ago
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