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2/19/11 It's more than time to get back on track. I know SP works. I just have to work with it. What kind of mental blocks do I put in my way? Am I afraid to lose weight? Am I just lazy? I don't know, but I do know I'm tired of the weight and not fitting into clothes.

8/20/10 I'm starting over, or perhaps just forging ahead after a big slip up. It's been a long year with a medical problem that ended up in surgery. That finally behind me I'm trying to lose the 25 pounds I put back on. I guess it could have been a lot worse, I could have put it all back on. It's been a real up and down year, but at the end of the day I feel so much better taking care of myself and doing what I should. It not only helps me physically, but mentally and spiritually. So I'm marching on in belief I will conquer my weight problem over time.

It's time for me. It's time for me to rediscover the self I have lost over the years. It's time for me to find happiness for me. It's time for me to invest in myself. It's time for me to finally put my painting first. It's time for me to love myself. It's time for me to be proud and have pride in myself. It's finally, finally, finally time for me to blossom.

I'm the proud mother of two kids, ages 21 & 19. I have been married for 22 years and counting. Finally, it is time for me. I have put off, or started over and over the weight loss journey. This site seems a great tool and support system to achieve my goals while having fun tracking it all. I'm looking forward to making friends and giving each other the support to make positive change happen in our lives.

4/17/09 Going strong! I'm really enjoying tracking my food and exercise. Just started blogging. Ready to kick it up a little and add in some strength training.

6/8/09 Still going strong. I started weight lifting about a month ago and am happy with my progress. It's amazing how fast your body can get stronger. Lifes going well. At little crazy with my daughter's graduation and the upcoming party as well as getting both my kids enrolled in college and all that goes with that. Even with all the challenges I've faced in the last months, I've stayed on track. I now live by the motto, " There are two kinds of pain you can control - the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." When I weigh the two, the pain of regret is much, much harder to live with. I don't want to rock in my rocking chair when I'm old, wishing I had made other choices, wishing I had truly lived my life actively instead of reacting to what went on around me. The pain of discipline has been a joy to embrace. It may have ups and downs along the way, but it always moves me forward, to a life I choose to create.

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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    2846 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Success means having the courage, the determination,
    and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."
    -- George Sheehan
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    Thanks for stopping by my page to let me know that you like the quotes, I appreciate you taking the time to do that. Sorry that you got off track and gained back some weight. You are not alone in that, I think it happens to almost everyone on this journey sometimes. In 2006, I lost 86 lbs. Then in 2007 I gained it all back and then some...to be honest I gained 100 pounds! I gave up on myself for a while but thank God I finally picked myself up and got started again. So don't give up. If I can come back from gaining so much weight after having lost it, then you can come back from your gain too!

    Have a healthy weekend!
    2853 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
    Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
    People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
    -Michael Josephson
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    Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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    "Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
    We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
    One setback is one setback...it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you."
    -Jillian Michaels
    2863 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
    ~Jo Coudert
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    I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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    "My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
    Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
    -Robert White

    2881 days ago
    Thanks for the kind words on my Spark Page. I owe my new thin life to Spark People and I am very happy if my success motivates you. Keep on Sparking - Sharon
    2894 days ago
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