Why is this so hard?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

For weeks now I have been trying to get back into Sparks, and it seems like I keep dragging my heels.

I can't believe i wrote my last blog 4 months and 1 day ago. I never had the intention of being absent all summer, but here I am 4 months later and desperately trying to get back on track.

After I realized that this past summer was pretty much a lost cause regarding my journey to health, I had once again high hopes for the beginning of the school year 3 weeks ago. Suffice it to say that triple digit tmperatures, a week of jury duty, and a nasty cold derailed my efforts once again. But... I refuse to give up! I have said that many, many times, and I continue to believe that one day I will reach my goal.

On a positive note, I did not gain any weight over the last several months, even though I did nothing to enhance my efforts. As a matter of fact, I actually lost 4 lbs. I realize that this is less than a drop in the bucket, but I am holding on to anything, and I mean anything that smells of success.

As I have done in the past, I will need to take one day, and one step at a time. I will focus on the things that I can do, not the ones I can't.

I have truly missed my Sparkfriends, and I knw it will take time to get reacquainted.

For now, I know I am taking a step in the right direction.

Here is to a fall filled with opportunities. emoticon

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  • BLUEJAY1969
    I too fell off the face of the Earth! For months I have been hiding in plain sight. Dropping a post now and then but not blogging. I welcome you back with me! It's good to have friends here.... they are so supportive!
    2034 days ago
    Hey there lady, nice to see you back! I personally think losing 4 lbs over a period where you were away from SP is pretty impressive. I gain like I'm fattening up to hibernate if I go away from here!

    So glad you're back, and good luck with working towards your goals!
    2042 days ago
    I am so glad you are back!! I am too. I could have written your blog as far as the temps, being absent all summer, desperately trying to get back on track and believing that one day I WILL reach my goal. I am worse off however..... I gained back pretty much all I had lost and I make myself so angry that I sabotage all of my efforts, but that being said, I found some strength in what another member said..... just start!! One small step is all it takes to just begin and go from there. So for at least two weeks now, I have been doing pretty well. No giant steps, but small ones, each day trying to conquer something else and do find my nitch in this ever evolving "lifestyle" I know for me it will always be a challenge but I will NOT give up and I am so happy to have friends like you so we can help eachother along the way.
    2042 days ago
  • no profile photo BMREAD
    and anything worth doing NEVER comes easy
    2042 days ago
  • no profile photo BMREAD
    hard to believe summers over all any of us can do is keep plugging away at it
    2042 days ago
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