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My One Year SparkVersary

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The title of my first blog on my first day back was - The Annunciation of the Lord - Good Day to Come Back
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

And here it is Thursday March 25, 2021 and what was really done through this past year. On one hand I would say, 'Not a lot' but that isn't completely true. I have lost 20 pounds and did do a lot of walking emoticon but not as consistent as I would like but I have been out there often. I am more at peace within myself. I love my body just as it is and actually work more to take care of it than to hit any number on the scale. emoticon In fact, I really do not weigh myself anymore. I leave that to my doctor, when I see her. My clothes tell me that I am fine and so does the lack of heartburn in my life. emoticon

There were times that I would feel that panic that I wasn't doing enough, fast enough but I would then sit still and let go about it and find that actually the panic was harming me more than the consistent way I was eating and walking. Panic would make me cut back way too far and try to do more exercise than was good for me and that could actually trigger a binge feeling although I do not binge like I did 30 or 40 years ago.

Teams came and went until I settled on the three teams that mean the most to me.
CC (Catholic Critters) - I do daily saint posts here emoticon
Canada's 50+ Ladies Club - love to come and chit chat here every day with good friends emoticon
People in Ontario - I check in here at least weekly to keep up with news. emoticon

I have pretty much found all my friends from my times here before, at least those that are still around but then a few that aren't but I still friended them. I read blogs from nearly all those that blog regularly although I don't comment on them all the time but I do keep up.

I did change my user name from OfferingItUp to MamieAllie just because I felt OfferingItUp was kind of hiding out and MamieAllie is more my name at least in the games I play and my grandson Kyle calls me Mamie. Allie is just short for my name Alicia and just seems to flow better putting it with Mamie. emoticon

So since I wasn't here much for actual weight loss anymore there was a wonder what I was doing here but then I knew right off - for the friends I have made here and how easy it is to keep up with you all. Facebook is fine and dandy but I don't find that closeness that you get here through goodies, blogs, teams, posts and comments. Here you are part of peoples lives and they are special to you. Sure, your goals may be different or you might not be as disciplined as others but you are walking your own path chatting with others on theirs and it is all good. I don't know of anywhere else that you can ask - do you know of a good running shoe or hiking boot and not get an answer nearly right away. No where else can you say in your feed you need a bit of encouragement or that you are feeling sad and not hear from others that send you hugs or writes to you.

So, it has been a year of better choices and more activity and loads and loads of good friends and I have no plans ever of missing my daily emoticon here on SparkPeople. Bet you noticed that I hadn't said anything about Covid or the lockdown and you are right. It really didn't bother me all that much. Sure I masked and stayed distant but we have been keeping a small group because of my mom anyway so not much changed. The only thing that didn't happen was travelling to Ottawa to see my grandson and family, but that actually made it easier to keep an eye on mom without hurting anyone's feelings. As long as she is in her own home I like to keep close by just in case.

So Happy SparkVersary to me.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Catching up here I'm so glad I stumbled across this blog.
    Happy Belated Spark Anniversary and congratulations on how far you have come
    You have exactly the right attitude for success and you have described the uniqueness of this community so well.

    Here's to another successful year
    41 days ago
    emoticon Happy Spark Anniversary!

    You've done amazing things in your year! Great job on the weight loss! emoticon
    46 days ago
    Happy SparkVersary!
    47 days ago
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    47 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Big Congrats on losing 20 lbs.over the last year and

    Happy emoticon !!

    47 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/25/2021 11:41:37 AM
    Happy 1 year Anniversary! I’m happy to hear you’re doing and feeling so well. 👍🏼
    47 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    emoticon Wow things have really changed for you. Did you think a year ago you would be feeling like you do now? I'm so happy and proud of you. emoticon and emoticon on the heartburn issue that you had. Now how about that had and not I have. Consistency did you well and the choices you made were the right ones for you.

    Happy Anniversary and that's so wonderful to find friends on here. I find Spark one of the most people friendly and helpful sites on the internet and like you I intend on keep these friendships if only virtually which is ok with me, cause I feel I'm part of their life.

    Take care and enjoy your day today.
    47 days ago
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