Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I've always loved hummingbirds and reading up on them I discovered that they can migrate thousands of miles and will return each year to an exact location, even to an exact feeder.

Well, just like a hummingbird I've returned to Spark People. The exact location to which I have returned several times. Why don't I just stay here? I have found the support that I need in all areas of my life to help make this transition from high blood pressure and near obesity to healthy again. Why don't I just stay here?

I get so mad at myself when I allow the stress of life to give me excuses to go through the fast food window, order in that pizza or take a few drinks in the evening. And yes, over the last 3 years there has been stress! My husband was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer, the economy did us in, and our son who is 40 had his leg amputated because of diabetes (brought on by severe alcoholism). One major crisis after another and then throw in a few extra passing dramas and there you have it . . . the perfect excuse not to give a thought to my health!

Time to get a grip! I am on high blood pressure medication, beta blockers and am borderline diabetic. Ya think that might do it? Maybe this time I'm the drama instead!

I am so thankful for this site that only keeps getting better and better. It is so hard to change a 60 year lifestyle! I am praying that this time the spark will stick!

My hat's off to Spark People! SPREAD THE SPARK!
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    I love hummingbirds, too.

    Stay strong.
    2975 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13691408
    I said a prayer for you just now. I can not imagine dealing with that much crisis. I also struggle with high blood pressure, cholesterol and borderline blood sugars. But this is a good place to come back to.
    2976 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    Hey girlfriend! I'm in the SAME boat. I never really LEFT Spark, but I sure don't put the effort I need into success. Maybe we can get there together my little hummingbird pal.
    2976 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/20/2013 5:34:20 PM
    It IS hard to change habits that have been long established. But it is not impossible! Glad you came back. I pray for success in your journey to a healthy lifestyle, so you can avoid the problems your husband and son have had from unhealthy choices.
    2976 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9743971
    Wow, what a story. My heart hurts just thinking about what you have endured. And I though I had it tough.

    Thanks for sharing and remember to keep on coming on.
    2976 days ago
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