The Solution was so Simple

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Some very special friends gave me a pep talk and a kick in the butt today! Sometimes the answer is so simple, but I can't see it. As we say in the South, "If it would have been a snake, it would've bit me!"

The answer? Spark in the evening.

In the past, I always sparked in the morning. Now, due to several things I won't mention because it's really not important---I find it difficult to settle down at the computer in the morning. I was trying to make myself, but...I didn't and I continued feeling horrible, not doing the program, and gaining weight. As I related all of this to my friends, someone said--"Spark in the evening!" To me, it was so profound! The absolute worst time of the day for me and cravings is after dark, which is early here. We had decided that I eat because I'm bored. Sparking in the evening keeps me busy, keeps all the ideas and motivation in my face when I need it most!

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    Good advice!
    2544 days ago
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    Sometimes the easiest answers avoid our detection. So happy the friend said this to you.

    Now, perhaps we'll see you here more often. I've missed you.
    2545 days ago
    2545 days ago
    The answer is simple, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Make some noise!!

    2545 days ago
    I spend most of my time on here in the evenings, too. I pop in here in the mornings just to see if anything really important has come in, but I usually do the majority of Spark things in the late evening hours. I am here a little earlier this evening because my evening class was canceled.

    There has been no classes for me at your gym. No power at my house, plus all of the trees and limbs falling on the roads. It snowed here this afternoon, so I don't know about tomorrow. I am at the bottom of the hill, but my son is driving home now, and he may say the driveway is clear enough to park in the garage. It has been a bummer week with the power outages, and then the snow this evening. There was not much snow, but of course it doesn't take much snow around here to keep everyone inside.

    If you are planning on coming to the gym, call first to make sure I am having the class. I don't know yet, but I will know early in the morning.

    Have a great day!

    2545 days ago
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