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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yesterday was my third anniversary on Sparks. I had thought of all the great changes that have come to my life since I started Sparks and so I was eager to start writing about them. The first item I mentioned however had to be my first goal and that was to loose 94# why I just didn’t say 100 tells you a lot about how my thinking was back then.. It doesn’t matter why now, for it didn’t happen like I had hoped and right away the negative attitude ruled its ugly head and writing a blog wasn’t going to happen for how could I tell those who may read it, I was a failure. I tossed it around all night for it really nagged at me for the one thing, the biggest thing; even the best thing I have accomplished on Sparks is to look more to the positive. I just blogged about it for crying out loud for a New Years blog and yet the first flash back I’m throwing the lesson learned away. I wrote “ I’ve finally learned that being, doing and acting positive will get me more results, create more happiness and well being than any thing else I could do for myself. I no longer wait for things to happen. If I want things to change I now know it begins with me having to make the moves not just wishing but doing. Well some of it must have stuck for I got up this morning and really thought of my progress and this is what I’ve come up with. .....
1. I’ve gone from a size 26 jean to starting to fit some very cool looking 16’s
2. I no longer have a 3X in my closet ... was even able to throw out the old for I'm not keeping for just in case.
3. I have walked miles, and am building up to some running, and my exercise equipment are no longer gathering dust. I even bought new ones!
4. I have learned the words and do kettle bells, zumba, and pilates I EXERCISE NOW!!!!
5. I have introduced new and healthy foods to my home and love the adventure of trying something new.
6. I have the control to say “A sweet is a treat not a need”.....
7. I read labels, check nutrients, serving size and calories regularly on products I bring into my home.
8. I have grown stronger in mind as well as body and know I am a person worthy of love and respect and I am a great wife, mother, daughter and friend
9. I now make time for me....for I am IMPORTANT!
10. And finally I AM more positive and trying to see and do things in the positive way. It still may be a work in progress as the weight loss is, but I’m moving in the right direction. And as to not completing that weight loss goal well in truth I have lost over 94 pounds for I did lose it and some more in the last three years to bad a lot of it was regain/lost regained but looking at it in a POSITIVE WAY it taught me some very valuable lessons and ones I don’t plan to repeat this year!
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  • no profile photo CD12948145
    A great, positive post, Tia! I'm always encouraged by you.....thank you!
    3108 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13338702
    Great insights and very positive. The fact of the matter is that life is mental and the weight is just a symptom of what is going on in the soul. So happy you are seeing the important "stuff"..lol
    3109 days ago
    awesome blog continue to be healthier and happier
    3112 days ago
    You've helped others too by reaching out to us.. I know it's made a difference to me!!! emoticon emoticon
    3112 days ago
    Way to go Tia! We've both come so far over these past 3 days. Glad I've journeyed with you.

    Here is to the next 3 years and even bigger and better new adventures to take on.
    3113 days ago
  • ADELE66
    Great blog - and wonderful achievements!!

    Adele x
    3113 days ago
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    3114 days ago
    It looks like you have done quite well, especially with the non-scale victories!!

    I think that one of the most important ones is trying out the new and healthy foods. Changing what we eat is a great victory.

    3114 days ago
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