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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I just thought I would write a blog about some of the MANY things I have learned during my Journey. emoticon
1.If I would have accepted losing just 1 lb.a week years ago..I would already be at my goal weight.
2.I remember sitting on our couch watching t.v. seeing ALL the commercials,or Paid Advertisement's on a certain "Diet Pill".Or whatever someone was trying to sell to make you lose weight..I thought ,"Why dont I try that?"
To be honest I would have tried anything except what I'm doing now.
People always want the easy way out(I did)..The truth is there is NO EASY WAY OUT! Just eating right,and MOVE your body. emoticon
3.No matter how many years I have been friends with someone..It doesnt guarantee they will support me in all I do.
4.You dont get something for nothing..My body isnt gonna change on its own..It's up to ME,and only ME.
5.I use to go on "DIETS" thinking to myself,"I just wont eat much,and the pounds will drop."BOY was I wrong emoticon
6.This is a "Lifestyle Change" not a DIET! IF I just go on a diet.. Then I'm not learning new healthy habits that will last me a lifetime!
7.There is a place where you can go for support.It is 100% FREE! You are not judged..No one makes you feel as if your just NO GOOD.Spark has truly saved me in more ways than one.
The support I receive here makes up for the lack of support I get at home,and from MOST of my friends.
8.I know the 2 keys to my accomplishments (other than exercising)are TRACKING my food,and exercise emoticon
9.That there are other people out there that DO go through the same struggles as I do.Not just the weight..But all the baggage that goes along with it..I'm not alone.
10.If I give up today..I wont make it.Thats a fact,a fact thats hard to face...Something that is laying on my shoulders everyday.

I know theres more,I will add to this soon.
emoticonTo everyone who has helped me..Thank you to anyone who has helped someone else.
Its good to make blogs like this once in a while..You always have something to look back on.God Bless My Spark Family,Christina emoticon
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    Thank you for posting this blog.
    It is really the truth behind everything.
    I keep a journal of everything I eat.
    You have been a true inspiration to us all.
    You are also one awesome Spark Friend.
    4280 days ago
    Thank you for sharing these RIGHT ON insights!
    I am right there with you on walking the road to these truths everyday, Spark-sister!
    4281 days ago
    Great insights!
    4281 days ago
    Great blog Christina. Thank you for posting it - they are so true.

    4282 days ago
  • no profile photo CHOCMOM
    Thank you Christina! You are one of my best sparkalicious friends!

    4282 days ago
  • TINA48R
    Christina,Thanks for sharing,I love this blog..It hit's home to alot of people on here...And it's true~ it feel's good to know that your not ALONE,and everybody here on spark is right here with you...The people here on Spark are the must wonderful and amazing people I know,And I love all my spark friends....Thank you for being there for me!! You are one of the most Amazing & Wonderful person I know here on Spark,,You have Helped me alot,.
    emoticon Lot's & Lot's of emoticon to you......
    4282 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4724404
    This is amazing insight! Why do friends who are willing to indulge in the bad habits with you, hate on you and bail on you when you pursue a life style change? That still boggles my mind. I knew you could do it! AND I KNOW YOU'LL HAVE A STRONG FINISH! You have all the tools you need for success and I am proud of you! YOU GO GIRL!
    4282 days ago
    Thanks for that wonderful blog, and I agree whole heartedly!!!!
    4282 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2244005
    Thanks for sharing with us! You've accomplished quite a lot so far on your journey and look great! Continued best wishes on your lifestyle journey!
    4282 days ago
    wow,everything you said is so true,look at you now,i never would have thought you and i would be doing this together,it is so much easier when you have support,fact is i could not do this without you,and my sparkfriends,and spark
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4282 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5380329
    Tracking the food is key for me! I couldnt agree more with all youve said here!
    4282 days ago
    I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said. I also agree, if it wasn't for this site, I would not keep going.

    It is just plain hard work, and I also always looked for the quick fix...even did Bernstein's years ago!

    I salute you for the almost 70 lbs you have lost SO FAR!! and 3 pant sizes down...what an accomplishment!!

    You go girl, and keep on sparking up a storm!! emoticon
    4282 days ago
    You are lucky to have support from your real family and your spark family at the same time, in the person of your mother. These are great points, and I share them with you.

    I find it very inspiring at times to see that Sparkpeople has helped so many people who have much bigger obstacles to overcome than I do.
    4282 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2009 12:05:54 AM
    Good points, Christina. And good for you, for finding a place to give you support.
    Best wishes on this journey !
    4282 days ago
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