Thinking about all my adventures

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Good morning Sparklers! This morning was another early one since Prednisone keeps my mind active long after my body wishes it wasn't. I have been incredibly productive during this time. I built a new blog for one of my favorite endeavours, balanced my checkbook, cleaned a second room and started to analyze this Spark journey as compared to my others.

This is not my first journey down the Spark Road. If you look around my page, you will see I have come and gone, lost and gained weight a few times. I tried all the other "pay for" websites, but in the end - they just don't really compare. I get more here, better quality than I ever got on all that long lost money paid out. No - this isn't a "plug" for Sparkpeople, but rather a tribute to all of you!

The folks that I have known on Spark have been the best. For me, I thought I could do it all alone. Never tried Weight Watchers, TOPS or Curves because I felt that I could do better holding myself accountable to me. If I couldn't do it - then no amount of support would help. If I didn't "want" it, I would never lose the weight. The problem is - why wouldn't I want to lose weight? Why wouldn't I want to improve my health? I did - but I always would get discouraged, and quit and resign myself that I am just a "big" girl.

This time (mind you, I am still a fledgling - only approaching 3 consistent months of logging in daily) I have reached out to my fellow Sparklers for help, guidance and motivation. It appears to be making a difference. I am developing good habits and sticking with them. I am packing my lunch - eating what I pack and no more. I don't expect to be perfect EVERY DAY this time and I certainly haven't been. I am trying to allow moderation in my life - but it is dangerous with un-healthy food. I need to remember I am an "addict" and will fall back in with bad habits if I over indulge.

This journey, the difference is my Sparkfriends. They are there with me even when they don't know it. I enjoy sending them encouragement and receiving it too! I have never met a single one face to face, but they have all become good friends and I think of them, and worry for them, and want them to achieve their dreams.

Today is for you fellow Sparklers! Thank you for making such a difference in my journey this time! Here's to getting to know more of you!
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  • no profile photo CD357306
    What an awesome and courageous blog....thanks for sharing....I'm honored to be your friend....You are doing this...I'm proud of know what to do and made the commitment to do it....So thank you again for sharing your progress with me

    3778 days ago
    emoticon for the blog!
    3778 days ago
    Awesome blog! I am a friend through Biggest Loser Group! Never give up, even if its the 3 or 10th time coming back, the best part is that you came back! You can do it! emoticon
    3778 days ago
  • 2BAHOTMAMA1976
    Just wanted to let you know that I stopped by to read your blog per your request on "Angels Among Us" huddle. And I am here to say that after reading your blog that I am truly GLAD that I did just that.

    What a wonderful blog. Aside from all that Spark has to offer, I have to agree that life wouldn't be the same without the wonderful friends and motivation that comes from putting yourself out to there to others that going through the same things.

    Thanks for sharing.
    3778 days ago
    Awesome blog!!! Prednisone has always made me very hyper and jittery. Welcome back this time!! I, too, have made so many excuses of why I do not have time to exercise. We can do this!!!

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    3778 days ago
    emoticon on 3 months of logging in daily!!! That's an impressive achievement. Keep showing up. I find that logging in daily, even if it's only for a few minutes to record my food, makes me more aware. And that makes everything else easier.

    p.s. You should be very proud of yourself.
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    Comment edited on: 7/29/2010 10:58:00 AM
  • ROSIE777
    The third time is always a charm. LOL Don't beat yourself up. . .just keep on going.. .Never, never, never, never give up. You can do this my friend. emoticon
    ¸¸.•´¸.•*¨) ♥¸.•*¨) Many Blessings, Rosie
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    3778 days ago
    None of us can be perfect so there is no need to stress yourself about doing it. You are doing the best thing possible by making a true effort to be healthy. I know that this is a journey that will take me a while and I am changing the way I look at things in life. Sounds like you are on the right track too. Just keep moving forward and don't stress too much over the little slips. We all slip at times. The good thing is that we get back up and keep moving forward. Best of luck to you. emoticon
    3778 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    What a wonderful blog. Who cares if it's the 3rd time you're back here, just glad that you are back! 3 months is great, and you can keep on doing it. Don't give up on yourself. Remember that you are worth it. Remember that we all fall down at times, we are human. Just stand up, dust yourself off, and keep moving forward. emoticon
    3779 days ago
  • EMMA579
    You are worth the effort of getting healthy and I'm so glad I got to meet you and learn from you.

    Thank you.

    3779 days ago
    I think you are going to be successful this time.

    10lbs gone is no easy task, but you did it, now it's off with the next 10 lbs.


    You deserve a big pat on the back and HUGE emoticon

    Keep up the GREAT work and keep living each moment as though it is the very first one of your life...because it is!

    As a Spark friend recently said, "We can't do it for you, but we can do it WITH you!"

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    Comment edited on: 7/29/2010 5:42:48 AM
    You are doing so great. I find you inspiring and encouraging. Remember if you need me I am here!!

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    Comment edited on: 7/28/2010 1:22:47 PM
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    looking forward to knowing u better too as u play a huge role in my journey of life!!!
    3779 days ago
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