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The Passage of Time

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I somehow think that the journal entries that I wrote (or pasted) a few years back -- are to serve as motivation now, as I recommit myself to the journey.

The difference this go around; is that I have the support of the Spark People Community. And I want to celebrate with you emoticon ...

My Journal entry partially reads:

"WHAT MAKES OR BREAKS A DIET - THE PASSAGE OF TIME"

With weight loss. the perception of time can make or break one's dream to better health. The most common reason people struggle with weight loss, is due to the frustration that arises from the time that it takes to see results ( Well, ... my name can be inserted right here emoticon ) ...

In short, - the perception of time has a dramatic influence upon one's motivation to continue; and it ultimately affects the desire to succeed at weight loss." Again, I agree with this wholeheartedly.

It further reads ...

"How you interpret the passage of time in your mind, is vital to the real life "emotional experience" that you're having with weight loss. Whether you experience time as passing quickly - or "standing still" - it will set the tone for your weight loss journey. When it's all said and done - IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME."


Hmmm ... I definitely need to ponder on this one.
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  • SRWYLIE
    This is such a great place to find community and support to help you reach your goals! What a great post, and so true. We sometimes forget that it takes time to get from here to there, and if we get impatient and give up, then we end up back at the beginning of the journey, as if we never left.

    I like thinking of it as a journey that never ends. There's great stuff that happens along the way, but we have to keep going if we are going to be successful (and then stick with it to maintain what we've accomplished).

    I remember as a kid, any time there was a long trip (90 minutes was long back then, LOL), we would always ask "Are we there yet?" Now I've realized that sometimes it's not about just getting there, but everything that happens along the way.

    Enjoy the trip!
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  • SHARON10002
    Don't give up, yes it's hard, but I know emoticon !
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  • JLO863
    Ladies and Gent - Thanks So much for the feedback.

    @FINDYOURFIT - It's so true that the game is mental. And for me, it's that daily breath that I have to REMEMBER to take -with relaxing. And reducing my anxiety with just the whole experiencing of trying to lose and keep off the weight. I like that you say: "POSITIVE INVESTMENT." emoticon

    @BUSYGRANNY5 - You're right. We can't quit! We have to "persist" to see our success manifest. I do have to remind myself of this. Thank you. emoticon

    @BABYBARNEY - You made it real simple. Don't fret over tomorrow. Live a healthy lifestyle ... NOW, TODAY. Another thing that I have to remember, because I experience so much ANXIETY with losing weight.

    @BBEAGAN - I so relate to the passage of time, as it does fly quickly after age 50. Oddly, because I fret so much about weight loss; it seems like an eternity to lose weight.

    THANKS AGAIN, EVERYONE. You've helped me more than you know with your wisdom and perspective. I sooo appreciate it.

    KUDOS! ... emoticon emoticon emoticon


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    Comment edited on: 7/14/2015 11:52:06 PM
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  • MADDCK
    A twinkle, grab that time and lets change.
    2203 days ago
  • BBEAGAN
    Funny eh? and time warps as we get older. When I was a kid, the two months of summer stretched endlessly. Now two months is gone in a blink. I've been with SP for a year, and lost some 53 lbs. At earlier points in my life, a whole year to lose that would have felt endless! after 50 a year passes in a flash! so spending a year tracking everything and eating better etc, seems like a fairly easy task compared to how it would have felt 20 years ago! I've made some new commitments to myself for the next year, and instead of it feeling like "Wow, I have to sustain that for a whole year!" it feels like "I can do pretty much anything for just one year"!
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  • BABYBARNEY
    I think waiting for tomorrow is a big mistake...the time is now...so be like NIKE & JUST DO IT!!!...YOUR SUCCESSFUL TODAYS WILL BECOME TOMORROWS soon enough!
    I agree with TCANNO...Don't DIET your life forward...LIVE a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE... emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 7/14/2015 10:10:30 AM
  • BUSYGRANNY5
    Keep on keeping on... never quitting is the key to success!!


    Blessings!
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    emoticon Loving It! emoticon Thanks for sharing! Time can be our biggest enemy. The waiting can be so mental! Once we focus on one day at a time staying consistent each day with all our health needs we have made a positive investment in the time God has given us.
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  • JLO863
    @Nana-B-Fitz - Thank you, as well. Again, I agree that the changes should be something we can live with. It's becoming clearer now as to why I probably struggle with this. I've never looked at it as a lifelong change. Especially a journey. It's like loose the weight, be done - go back to my old habits. Thanks. It's nice to have "wisdom" around emoticon .
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  • NANA-B-FITZ
    I THINK TCANNO HAS HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.

    The changes we make with our food and activity's should be changes we can live with for life.

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  • JLO863
    @ Mr. Trev -- You are so right. I once had someone tell me that "die" was in the word diet. If you put it that way - then of course it would awful and miserable. Maybe that's why some of us struggle so much. But I do agree with you -- that the mindset has to be CHANGED. I like that you say, " I should be setting up for a life change journey; that has no one end." Thank you for the insight, Mr. Trev emoticon God Bless!
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  • TCANNO
    I am sure that calling it a diet is not good and implies that you are going to end it. You should be setting up for a life change journey and this has no end.

    Good luck on your journey.

    Trev

    2204 days ago
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