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I (still) ROCK!

Okay, so I still rock, because I'm always worth loving myself. But it is interesting to lose all the weight you want and then turn around, lose a little focus on what got you to your goal in the first place, and then have to come back and try again.

The good news: Trying again, getting back on your feet after you fall - that's all healthy and normal. Giving up or giving in isn't an option. And really, it's only about five pounds. I'm NOT right back where I started from. Not even ...
Okay, so I still rock, because I'm always worth loving myself. But it is interesting to lose all the weight you want and then turn around, lose a little focus on what got you to your goal in the first place, and then have to come back and try again.

The good news: Trying again, getting back on your feet after you fall - that's all healthy and normal. Giving up or giving in isn't an option. And really, it's only about five pounds. I'm NOT right back where I started from. Not even close. Sure, my clothes are a little tighter and I don't like the way that feels, but I KNOW what to do about it and it's just a matter of doing it.

I jumped back onto the Spark People site, which I realize I never should have jumped off. It's true - it has to be a lifestyle change or it's just not going to be a long-term success. I really don't want to have to go up and down the scale (and up and down emotionally) every few months. It's not healthy and I'm worth more than that.

What got me to my goal was relatively simple: log my food, eat honestly, stay connected to the support of my Spark friends and my own family, and exercise (even when I'd rather sit in front of the tv and eat something sweet).

Most importantly, I'm not looking at this as a step backwards. If you count all the years I spent doing seriously unhealthy things to gain and to lose weight, then this is really just a learning process and nothing more. I'm not a failure - far from it. I'm human. I'm a learning, thinking, ever-changing person who is never going to get it all right - not even close! However, if I don't give up and I don't give in (which, remember, I said was NOT an option), then I'll come out the other end of whatever I need to learn a stronger, healthier, happier me.

Did I mention I was worth that???
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Member Since: 1/13/2009

SparkPoints: 23,587

Fitness Minutes: 26,762

My Goals:
Exercise, eat right, fit into the clothes, and get healthy!!!

My Program:
Tae Bo at least three times per week, strength training a couple times per week, and logging my food every day.

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I'm from Southern California in the Temescal Valley area of Riverside County. I've got a great husband, two healthy kids, and a home I love.

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If I don't laugh often on a daily basis, I feel like I'm not truly living. Have you made someone laugh today??? What about yourself???

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HOLLYTHOMASON
11/16/2010 3:26:18 PM

You look fantastic! Thanks for the tip. I'm definitely one of those girls that asks tons of questions! You seem fun :)



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APMAC_D
11/15/2010 10:25:58 AM

I really hope the cold does not stick around too long- take care of yourself and get well soon :) emoticon



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KAMAPERRY
11/5/2010 12:27:53 PM

Thank you!!!! I was and am still ecstatic! I want to do it again! emoticon



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WVTXPEN
11/4/2010 7:42:19 PM

as my late father use to say to me "as with the four seasons, this to will pass." I hope the best for you and your family and we send our condolences..."it is when times like this that are most difficult in our lives that we are challenged to be at our best"...
Ruben



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OT4FUNCTION
11/4/2010 5:27:22 PM

Congratulations on getting back on track! Moment by moment! Keeping you in thoughts as you are going through this sad time in your life.



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