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......or else why do it at all? :)

...ya got that? ;) (Though I've come pretty close this year - it's been a *bad* one!)


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OK - let's try this *again*! (Yeah, I've said it before...........)

Today, 10/8/15, I received awesome news (have been on a frustrating job search since May)............so now it's time to reflect on the experience and how I've worked through it - and frankly, it has *not* been a good one.......

Sooooooo - now, the introspection and soul-searching (or what's left of my "soul") begins again, including "re-Sparking"!

I'll shoot for a 40 lb. loss again - and will give myself a year to do so (I figure that'll allow for - ahem - age-related changes in metabolism).............eating, as in the past, will continue to be a challenge, but I have still been pretty consistent with workouts, thankfully..........I *still need to deal with stress better than I have been* - it's been a DOOZY to try to deal with that this time around.......

For those who've read my recent vents - thank you for bearing with me! I felt I needed to back off of things a bit for a while, so turning off my SparkPage for a while just seemed to be the prudent thing to do while I diligently worked on getting back on my feet.........

Let's hope the "third time's the charm"!

Member Since: 3/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 53,508

My Goals:
A better body and overall health - and a neater appearance in suits would be a good thing, too (as much as I HATE suits) :)

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No formal plan for now, but a basic cleanup of bad habits and refocusing on stress and emotional eating issues.....of course, the ultimate stress resolution will be getting re-employed :)

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Just trying to keep in mind that old saying - "one day at a time"!

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  • v AUTIEJ
    Thank you for your compliments on my blog. I am actually a freelance writer so I do some writing but I am not blocking professionally. Currently I'm actually working on a weight loss book for normal people. The blogs that I right here will be used
    28 days ago
    I am doing good as well. Lost a pound this week. So feeling happy LOL
    29 days ago
    My friend and I have stayed in touch via Facebook over the years. She can see a good bit about me there and could have decided that we differed in too many areas to remain friends, but when she contacted me, I really wanted to meet her.

    You know what they say about opinions, "Every one has one", and I don't expect others to agree with me. I do expect others to allow me to say what I want on my Facebook page or here at Spark People. They can remove me as a friend if they like and I can do that to them.

    We had a good time talking over coffee at the truck stop and then lunch here at our house. Honestly, it felt like we had grown up together. Her husband and my husband got along very well too.
    30 days ago
    How is it going today?
    32 days ago
    Thank you! We got this
    33 days ago
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