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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Day 1: Things are going well so far today. I have very mixed emotions about this endeavor. I have failed countless times at weight loss but I just can't give up. Something, sometime has to click. Hopefully this time it will click. I feel like I'm at a place and a time in my life where I am approaching this idea of weight loss for all the RIGHT reasons. I am ready to address all the emotional reasons that have caused me to fail in the past and I'm beginning to figure out what it is that makes me tick and what it is that pushes my buttons. Perhaps that comes with age because it has totally eluded me in the past! My oldest child is only 5 months away from graduating and leaving home for college which brings a whole new dynamic to the stress level. At least I'm aware of it and can hopefully find ways to deal with the stress besides eating myself into oblivion. No more medicating with food; time to face the demons head on.
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    SparkPeople is a great site. It has worked for me in the past and now again. :) I love it and hope you'll get a lot out of it, too. Adding you as a Sparkfriend. ;)
    3377 days ago
    Totally agree with NSTARSMITH. Many of us sound like we are sisters of a different mother! Here's to one more try (for the right reasons and with the right attitude!!!)
    3381 days ago
    emoticon Keep up the good work & attitude!
    As far as your son leaving home for college - just trust that you have done a great job in raising the young man and he will do the right thing - been there with all my 3 sons - try not to stress so much - use that time as "me" time - I spent those moments focusing on exercising and creating a healthier me! Good Luck emoticon
    3381 days ago
    Well, I gotta say you sound like me when I started Spark People. I have found this program to be quite different than others I have tried (and failed at) in the past. There is so much support to hang in and get past the challenges, so much excellent information about nutrition and fitness, Teams for fun and Message Boards for more support. I am half way to goal at the five month mark and hoping that maintenance - for the rest of my life - will also be a Spark process I can manage! Congrats on making the start. The best of luck to you!
    3381 days ago
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