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Work Wednesday And Note To My Friends

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The only reason I stay with Sparks now that I have learned an awful lot about a healthy lifestyle is I may be on maintenance, but I have lots of friends who are still on their journeys, who I care about and want to be there for them until they are done their journey and go back to living their own lives the healthy way.. I enjoy reading about my friend's lives, related to health and fitness or not. This is the first place I have ever been to where people actually have the same health problems as me and can understand what I go through. I seem to be in a constant holding pattern. Surgery, recovery, flare, recovery, surgery, long layoff, recovery and back at it, ad nauseum. Rather like a little hamster running on a wheel going nowhere, but at least now I have no excuses for gaining weight, I have the tools and knowledge to keep it off. So I really have nothing much I need here except for the wonderful support and to share my knowledge with others which I have a hard time shutting my advice off. A lot of times if I so much as comment on someone's blog they immediately add me as a friend..
I will always track my food and fitness, its very important for me to watch my calories as its so easy to go over, but especially with this foot surgery when I will be able to do no cardio whatsoever for at least two months. I think I was off for five months if I remember correctly, I am a slow healer.
So I m not abandoning my Spark buddies, just making sure the flood of new ones is over. So please no more motivator votes that wasn't exactly helpful :P
I spent three hours doing my club work and realized I need to seriously declutter there too. I had five different files with the same category (like all the club championship game winners) in them when I need only two now. With the two clubs combined into one, there is no need for so many separate files now. The same goes with the categories on my computer. I have several files that should all be in one place.
I also have to declutter my closet and storage room, can't move in there. The rule of if you haven't used something for more than five years, its time to get rid of it applies to a lot of things in there.
Have a good sleep everyone!!
Hugs, Linda
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    Thank you
    1063 days ago
    I applaud your decluttering efforts - woohoo and good for you!! I've been working on that for awhile and there is still soooo much to do - it's a job that never seems to get 'done'

    Sorry about the foot surgery and being too overwhelmed with friends - I know what you mean about spending too much time online and can't imagine how you manage to do it with 2 fingers - you are amazing. I hope I'm one of the friends you decide to keep but if you don't, I'll send you one more message of good wishes for the future!!

    3763 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    Like I've said many times, you are such an inspiration and it is no wonder new members of Spark flock to you just like bees to honey. You have such a drive and determination that we are all hoping it will rub off unto us simply by reading your blogs! Wish it was that easy. You are one of the very first SparkFriends I made and I have loved reading about your mom, your belove departed, Bendix, your apartment, your bridge club, your walks and photoshoots. Please keep me as a friend if you wish. I am making no pleas as it is entirely your decision, and like all of us, you have to make the decision that is right for you!
    3763 days ago
    Best of Luck with the surgery, you are an inspiration:) De-cluttering can be a task, but when everything is sorted out, it is one of the best feelings in the world. I haven't been sparking much lately, but am primed and ready to take on a healthy lifestyle again:)

    3763 days ago
  • REJ7777
    I'm so sorry that you'll be having foot surgery! Yuck! I've always been so impressed by the way you walk everywhere you go, even in freezing blizzards. I can't imagine you're not being able to get around. emoticon
    3764 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    You're such an awesome SP friend to us! I truly enjoy keeping up with you too. I think of you often and I feel out of touch if I don't get on Spark and check in on you and my other friends. We've developed real friendships here and by leaving Spark we realize it's not just a diet website...it's SO much more than that! It's where our friends are, where the support is, where there are people who understand! SP has been a huge blessing to me and to you as well. Aren't we lucky?! And aren't I lucky to have found such an amazing friend as you! Thank you for caring like you do! You have a heart of gold! emoticon

    3764 days ago
    Linda, I sure do wish we could zip through space (remember the Jetsons?) and visit each other in person! I would jump in my space ship and zip up to CAN to visit you and cheer you up! I wish I could be like Genie in "I dream of Genie" and blink and have your pain disappear! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3764 days ago
    It breaks my heart to know that you are in so much pain all the time and I so wish there was something that could be done to make it better...I feel humbled realising the courage, determination and strength of spirit that it takes for you to keep going and sounding cheerful all the time. I am happy to have found you and know something of you as I think you are a very special person. Please never give up, as I know you will not! Hugs,
    Eleni emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3764 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    There are many places in our lives that can use decluttering...

    I don't think I'll ever leave sparkpeople, either, but I also thought that way about Al-Anon, and a few husbands!!
    3764 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2357972
    I know the decluttering problems! I've been working on that off and on for over a year now. It's getting better - but why does it have to get worse before it gets better??? LOL!

    Hope you had a good night's sleep!!!
    3764 days ago
    You are so right...if I could just do some decluttering, life would be so much easier on many levels. You always have the best advice even before the questions are asked!! God bless.
    Wishing you a night of restful sleep...pleasant dreams.
    3764 days ago
    Linda, you are one SMART COOKIE!!! Figure out the problem, and cure it! I do hope it all goes well for you. We sure do want to keep benefiting from your wonderful blogs!
    3764 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    linda i unstand about the surgieries i have had a lot of surgieies my self . i am here to support you when you need it your an awsome friend.

    3764 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/7/2011 1:08:48 AM
    Thanks for your blog. You are truly an inspiration. Lately I have been feeling bad because I am not able to be on Spark as often as I would like to encourage friends and thank them for their encouragement. You are one of those people, so thank you for your love and support. I really appreciate you friendship!
    3764 days ago
    Hugs. I didn't even blog. It was a busy - quiet - tired day. now, I need to sleep. Thinking of you, and I appreciate you.
    3764 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    Hi Linda,
    I understand your message. There are only so many hours in a day for everything and I know that I cannot fit in the things I want to do already. However, it all ends up working out one way or another.
    You are a good friend and that makes you special. I sure hope that you can get off of the repeated surgery train. I am there also and am at 41 surgeries in the past 10 years with more than half of them being really significant. It is pretty sad to be able to explain to people what to expect in detail when they are nervous about some surgery. Yuck.
    I'm always here for you to talk about any of this kind of thing with--I too find it a blessing to have found you who understands completely what my life is like. I wish it were better for both of us, but since it is what it is, I know that we can still be active and productive and have fun as well as taking care of ourselves. That is what it is all about.
    You are a special person. I'm glad I know you!!
    Gentle hugs,
    3764 days ago
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