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S I S K A T A Y A
I am a WIP, a Work In Progress, and proud of it!
When I started on my path to weight loss and good health, I was impatient. I wanted it over and done with NOW; I wanted everything to be done in a certain amount of time so I could be "fixed" and "go live".

Now, a couple years into my project, I realize that had I taken a more rapid path, and focused solely on rapid weight loss, I would have missed so much. All the time, effort, and challenges along the way have been instrumental in developing my character and expanding my world. My process has shown me that I am physically and mentally stronger than I ever thought I could be; has reconnected me with nature and my sense of adventure; has made me comfortable in my own skin for the first time I can remember.

If you are struggling with the process and feel it is taking "too long" just remember that the path to great health is not about how long it takes, but rather, about how you change your world. Don't compare yourself to anyone else - your journey is your own, and it will take as long as it takes. Also, don't forget to enjoy the trip, because it is through the process that we learn more about ourselves and gain the tools to truly change our lives.

"A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."
- John Steinbeck






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-Kit Vanilla-
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commentCommented on: Sat Oct 06, 2012 @ 02:02pm
As little as it means from a random Gaian, I am very proud of you! You are very brave for posting this personal journey and your words have definatley inspired me to improve myself mentally, physcially and spiritually.
Congradulations and keep up the good work!! smilies/icon_heart.gif


commentCommented on: Tue Oct 16, 2012 @ 01:14am
In my journey, I joined a website called...

myfitnesspal.com.

It helps me keep on track. The website is free. The calorie counter is one of the better features on the site too.

It's good to know that I am not the only one who worries about my weight loss.

However, I am near my first goal! Don't give up either.

And thank you for posting this.



Srintella Tiagara
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Lluvia Maya
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commentCommented on: Fri Nov 09, 2012 @ 09:35pm
It's been very inspiring to see your journey on FB, the change is just amazing and I want you to know that see you makes me believe I can do it too.

I was already on a successful journey, I was close to my goal, but I was already very happy with the progress I had made. Then I got in a relationship and it all went to hell smilies/icon_sweatdrop.gif

I'm not blaming the relationship per say, I'm the one making bad choices again. But it just becomes so much harder, at least for me. This is the second time this happens to me smilies/icon_gonk.gif

I'm fit when I'm single, and fat when I'm with someone *sigh*


commentCommented on: Sat Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:16am
Wow that strong mentality of yours Siskataya was inspirable to me, i was thinking a lot of weight loss and goodhealth as well for physical and mental aspect .nowadays cancer seems a fearful illness which anyone can be a victim and goodhealth indeed our power to boost for good food,fitness and spiritual growth.i never been too long run like did on your journey but i salute you can do.your right never comparing our selves is one element to get rid of stress. I would like to journey a goodhealth as i always wish every natal day of mine.I learn biking daily can help to reduces toxic hence i live in holland and im a filipino asian it 's hard to get sweat in here in a cold place.i truly believe our changes is our self discipline.I wish i'm a part of your journey. reading your journal keeps my tantrums away.



ghurly05
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siskataya
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commentCommented on: Sat Nov 10, 2012 @ 12:19am
Thank you all for your nice comments! I am inspried by all of you and your working on getting healthier and more content in your lives. Keep on striving for your goals. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right - I'm still striving myself! I know we can do this though smilies/icon_biggrin.gif


commentCommented on: Tue Nov 20, 2012 @ 01:23am
Rock on! Your positive attitude is simply inspiring! smilies/icon_whee.gif Best of luck to you, and keep up the awesomeness! You give me hope for achieving my own goals (though mine aren't in regards to my weight - they're more about being less shy and more independent). Thank you.


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KiraRavenLupin
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Champeine
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commentCommented on: Tue Nov 20, 2012 @ 03:34am
How nice to see you on the verge of a healthy lifestyle. I need to do that. Been trying to work myself up buy taking yoga class as well as eating healthier food. Good luck on your journey smilies/icon_3nodding.gif


commentCommented on: Tue Dec 04, 2012 @ 02:02am
I love the WIP concept. I'm going to be starting a new healthy diet with my wife in Jan. Our goal is really more to get healthy and feel healthy, rather than just weight loss, I'm only 130ish to begin with, but I just don't fell great too much of the time in front of a computer and such. I'll share your inspiring story with her. Thank you so much for sharing. I really love all your awesomely chosen quotes too. :3



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JudithHennen
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commentCommented on: Wed Jul 17, 2013 @ 05:27am
my neighbor's mother makes $83/hour on the laptop. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her check was $21938 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Here's the site to read more... www.Can99.com


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