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Off the wagon

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

I'm here to admit I've fallen off the wagon quite a bit. Some of my bad eating habits have crept back into my life. I'm sad about this, because I know what I need to do to maintain a healthy life. EXCUSE - My husband and I have both been under quite a bit of stress with both of his parents passing away within the last few years and my father passing away in April. Although my mother does pretty well for herself, she's not super social which leaves me to fill that space. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful and happy to spend time with my mother...that's not it at all! I appreciate that she's 83 and still doing very well for herself. My schedule is pretty full already, so the times I do spend with her I've got all the things going on in my mind of what needs to be done with my business and my home, so it's not too you know what I mean? My husband and his family are in the process of trying to sell his family home that his parents lived it and they grew up in. Not an easy task and people want them to practically remodel the whole house and also put in a low bid. Thanks HGTV for that. LOL. emoticon

So here I am putting on weight like crazy. This must end or something serious could happen with my health and I definitely don't want that!!! I will take one day at a time, but seems like I've been saying that for quite a while now. Sparkpeople has helped me before and I know the tools and support here can help me again. I just need to put my mind to it. Reading the accomplishments of others here and on the Facebook page are so inspiring and helpful. Keep it up, folks! Your success really does help others! emoticon
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    So sorry to hear of all your losses and stressors! Wow!

    What helps me during such challenging times is to remember that although there may be much chaos during such times, much of it is beyond my control. What I put in my mouth? Laser-like focus and constant reminders to myself: THIS is under my control!

    You know what works for you: congrats to getting back to working your plan!

    Viva la SPARK! :-)

    561 days ago
    Your story sounds like my story and I have just gotten back on the wagon too. It is hard to look after ourselves when we are looking out for our loved ones and feeling overwhelmed. I try to remember that I have to take care of my own health and well being so I can be there for my family. Good on you!
    564 days ago
    Congrats on coming back and being the success you were meant to be emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    570 days ago
    Condolences to you and your family. My Dad just passed to his eternal reward at the end of October. I spend a lot of quality time with my 87 year old mom getting necessary paperwork and phone calls made. I just retired so I'm grateful I have the time
    570 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    We all go through it,it's a right of passage,just dust off and keep coming back.
    570 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I lost sight of things when my mom passed and regained 50 pounds and kept it on for 2 years but last year I said enough is enough! I re-lost those 50 and 50 more! keep pushing. I will say the motivation to stay focused came here on Spark with the 5% challenges. We are just finishing up the fall challenge and winter's challenge will start sometime in January. Pushing for both myself and my team has been successful for me. emoticon
    570 days ago
    Welcome back. We all go through stops and starts. Just keep moving in the right direction, even with baby steps.
    570 days ago
    Start again every day
    570 days ago
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