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Since 2016 to now, 2020!

Monday, September 07, 2020

Since 2016 . . . . a lot has happened in my life. In 2016 my house began to have structural problems. Walls were cracking. Holes appeared in the ground that when I filled up thinking something had dug them then the hole would reappear with the dirt and rocks just lower. I chose to sell my house because it would cost thousands to have stantions put underneath it to keep it from sinking with no assurance that it would work. We took quite a loss on it but my husband and I rented a nice house that is in a safe neighborhood. My husband’s health began to fail a few years before and continued to get worse. His body, (72) began to wear out and get continually weaker. Many tests done to find the problem but no answers until at Christmas 2018 he basically fell and died one morning at our house. Since then I have not felt much like doing anything.
2020 . . . . this year started and we have had to isolate. No more going to the senior center for exercise classes. I have gained and I just don’t feel good now. I and my doctor have decided that I need to begin moving again. I took a part time job working at a private school half days. I monitor students for a teacher who teaches a 3rd – 4th grade class with less than 15 students but in two classes because of distancing desks. I watch and answer questions for one class while she is in the joining room teaching. I like it a lot but there is still so much sitting and not much moving.
I decided to order the Body Groove and started it last night. I called my daughter this morning and we are going to do it together. We both want to keep each other accountable and also get my granddaughter involved because she is at home with virtual 9th grade and not doing much either. I checked into SP this morning and found an invite to join the fall 5% challenge. I hadn’t been involved in one in several years. I hardly have gotten on SP much at all in the last few years. Joining the challenge was just what I needed. I have checked in on some teams. Joined one or two. Dropped a few and updated my weight. I want to be more involved. I feel myself dying from not moving enough and watch way too much tv.
In the next few weeks I want to update my Sparkpage and put some new pictures up. Write a few blogs and start getting involved making friends and being more active. Being alone has left me sad and lonely and I am tired of it. Here I am. I hope to motivate myself to get up, get moving, lose weight, get consistent, get organized, and become what the Lord wants me to be. I know He doesn’t want me to be sitting around. He created me to be used for His glory.
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  • PRIMEOFMYLIFE
    I am so glad you here! All the best in your new journey.
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    5 days ago
  • ROSALIE28
    I know there is a shining star with your name on it. So one day at a time, keep reaching for it! It is shining bright for you.
    20 days ago
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    A bad attitude is like a flat tire , You can’t go anywhere until you change it

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    27 days ago
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  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    WOOHOO WB!! We are so happy you are here with us. You've been thru a lot!! WOW So sorry for all the things that have happened. Yet, here you are here now, and taking charge. Up until the virus, I was a foster grandmother (teachers assistance who's encouraged to hug the kids) for the 2nd grade in a local city school. LOL They are sooo funny!! AND WAY TO CUTE!! My favorites are the ones who don't want to do the things the rest of the class is doing. LOL they have personalities!! I thrive on them. Shoot I USED to be one myself!! HAHAHA likely why I relate so well with them. So I DO Miss it, but can't go back yet,,,so I am looking for a different job.

    We are emoticon emoticon you on!! The more you interact with your team as you likely did before, the more encouragement you'll receive and also give. So cool how Jesus taught us there's more happiness in giving than receiving. Makes sense it makes us feel so GOOD!! WB!!
    46 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    emoticon I am cheering for you!
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  • _WARRIOR4LIFE
    So happy you've come back!!! This community is wonderful! emoticon
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