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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today I did some shopping for fresh vegetables and fruits and frozen blueberries as well.....
I sort if ran to the store from my car, as it was cold, clear and sunny but cold....
I saw a women looking at me, she sort of smiled then looked down and said I wish I could run like that..
She was in the same shape I use to be, I never know if I should approach people when they comment or not, I have in the past..but today I did not....It know how this women feels, it seems like a life time ago I use to wish I could run and move the way I wanted too....
As I walked around and got my veggies, I saw the women with her cart of not so healthy choices, chips cookies and made me realize that loosing weight is a choice, it takes hard work, it takes change, it takes courage...if you are like me and needed to drop over 200 pounds it takes every fiber of your being to keep going....I remember those really hard days when I would cry and cry and wonder why I was this way......being honest is what finally hit me hard.....
I could sit back and wonder how I got to 347 pounds, I use to tell myself , I hardly eat, I never eat, what is wrong with me...then I found spark people and wrote down what I was eating, it wasn't a lot but it was a lot of high calorie fast foods......well most know the rest of my story...if not check out my spark page.....

as I left the store I smiled at that same women as she checked out and she did not smile back....I can remember feeling so sad and wondering why any one would smile at me.....
Loosing weight will not solve all your problems, but for me it has made me more honest , when I step on that scale I know if I have slipped up or have stayed on track....I can lie to myself and others but I can't lie to the scale....

have a healthy week ....

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    It is difficult sometimes to know if or when to say anything.
    2490 days ago
    Thank you for writing what so many of us need to hear. emoticon
    2491 days ago
    Great blog Kitt. It is hard work. Health and fitness isn't just given to us. WTG you have done amazingly. emoticon
    2491 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Great blog Kitt, really inspiring, as you are!
    Most of us know the feeling of being overweight, bogged down with bad feelings about ourselves . . . at one time or another in our lives. And speaking for myself, there was no reason for me to smile at anyone cause I put myself lowest on the totem pole and would feel 'why are they smiling at me?'
    I'm nowhere near my goal weight but I HAVE self-esteem plenty now! And I smile all the time and smile at everyone!

    I'm taking a second look at everything about me and will be honest with myself. Thanks for the eye opener and reminder. You rock Kitt!
    2492 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I wonder this sometimes should you say something, I see people at the pool and wonder have they found spark or are they going it alone? Could I help them?

    I never have told anybody except somebody who asked first.
    2492 days ago
    My heart always goes out to people like that, when I see them loading up their carts with junk food.I see the old me when I see them, because I used to be the same way.

    I have a few Spark cards, and whenever I go to the grocery store, I leave a couple. One goes on the aisle where the SlimFast is, the other goes on the cookie aisle. I need to get more Spark cards though, I'm almost out! But I hope that those cards have helped at least one person. You never know.
    2492 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Kitt, you're an inspiration to me and countless other Sparkers. You've got your head, heart, and body in alignment and you Spark the SparkTalk! Sometimes a compliment is a compliment and sometimes it's more. You've gotta be ready, receptive, and open to the possibility of change. You didn't judge that co-shopper, you just went about your business. When friends ask me what I'm doing and I tell them and give them the URL - I've not had one come back and say they've done it. It seems like if it's not a quick fix then there's no interest. Or they think they can work out enough to negate the calories they intake. But we Sparkers know better. Onward and upward!


    2492 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2013 6:49:39 AM
  • COOKIE_AT_51
    You are an inspiration! People need to find that spark to make changes ... keep sharing your story. emoticon
    2492 days ago
    done a great job
    2492 days ago
    You are doing great, Kitt, and whether you respond to people or not, that's up to you. If it seems like the right thing to do, have at it. If not, no worries. Sometimes I think we are guided to cross paths with those who need us. Do what feels right for you. You rock!
    2492 days ago
    When the Lady said "I wish I could run like that" emoticon that was your chance to hand her a spark card, then see where it went from there. If you are into pay it forward.

    Sometimes you are the old Kitt, shy and not wanting people to look at you, or you feel they might think you are bragging to give out advice. Now if she did not speak to you, then NO you would not approach her but she did speak to you.

    What were your thoughts Kitt, when you were an over weight person and you saw a thin woman that smiled at you?

    You are an inspiration to us all , you had a goal and you never let up , you did it and if you ever get a chance, share it. Help someone.

    Hey, maybe that could be a new job for you, a business, let me show you the way to health and fitness!

    I know the biggest and best message I am taking from this blog is -- that you got honest with your self and that is exactly what I need to do, that is how I did it before, I got honest. I will do it again.

    Thank you Kitt!

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    2492 days ago

    I think I misunderstood this one line

    "as I left the store I smiled at that same women as she checked out and she did not smile back....I can remember feeling so sad and wondering why any one would smile at me..... "

    if you meant why would this woman smile at you? then I have to say
    YOU are loving
    compassionate giving and have one cute face --if you smiled at me I would smile back --even if you were 327 lbs or 147 lbs... YOU are a wonderful person and your smile shows it.. that is why the woman would smile at you .. if she did not --- that is her sad life -no joy -no happiness..

    hugs -always remember you are the best emoticon
    2492 days ago
    Hi Kitt, I just want to congratulate your hard work and your strong determination to succeed your weight loss. I can't even imagine how hard you have worked to achieved your health back.

    You are such un inspiration person on our team and Spark community. You deserve all the admiration. I hard, once you leached your goal weight, it is very hard and harder then loose weight to keeping off the current weight. Keep up a great work and best wishes for you and your family.
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    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 7:32:33 PM
    2492 days ago
    2492 days ago
    very true.
    2492 days ago
  • no profile photo MOTHER-NATURE
    Kitt it is so true when you say that " losing weight is a choice, it takes hard work, it takes change, it takes courage... " I have been working so hard since the first of the year in making healthier choices in all aspects of my life .... I have been saying for the last 12 years that I was going to make changes and this year I know I can and will do it .. I am finally ready to do the hard work .. I wasn't willing and ready to do it before, that is why things never changed ... I am ready Kitt emoticon

    Keep up the good work you are doing, you are such an inspiration.


    2492 days ago
    I also saw a similar woman today. I wanted to hug her and tell her that things could be okay. I know this lady weighed what I did just 3 short years ago. Three years isn't a long time to eat healthy when you look at a lifetime, but I plan to add to them year by year. emoticon
    2492 days ago
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