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had a lapse in my maintaining

Friday, October 24, 2014

well, after struggling through october with my up and down emotions, and giving in to way too much emotional eating, i have regained 2 lbs. emoticon

so, now what do i do with that tracker thing on my spark page? i broke my maintainence streak. do i start it over? ... I need feedback girls. emoticon

i am working at getting back on track; working at more sparkin... pre planning my food for the day, joined a couple new spark teams... emoticon

i do not want to loose all that i have gained here these past 20 months. i feel so much better. i like the size that i am now. i like the healthier eating and exercise routine. emoticon

so here's to sparking back on track
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WHYNOTJ1 10/27/2014 8:38AM

    2 lbs isn't the end of the world and you've caught yourself before it was worse. Hang in there. Mix something up, try something new. Recommit to yourself for November!


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FNIGHT 10/26/2014 10:52PM

    Maintenance is staying conscious and mindful. Even if you are up a couple of pounds and had a rough week or two you're still here and by the words in your blog still mindful of what your plan is. I think that the ticker can stay. Re-center and keep on fighting the good fight. If you're at all like me you can probably look back to a time where it was much longer than a week or two before you came back to a healthy center.

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CHERYL_ANNE 10/25/2014 8:58PM

    What do you do? You CONTINUE on your journey, that's what you do!

Your weight is going to fluctuate, even on maintenance. Continue doing all the things you need to do to maintain, and sooner or later, the gain will reverse itself.

That has nothing to do with your streak, IMO. A 2 pound weight gain does not negate any of your achievements!

All the hard work you did to achieve your goal is the same hard work you need to do to maintain it. Simple as that.

So back to making sure you're drinking enough water. Tracking all your nutrition. Portioning out your food. Meeting your body movement (aka working out) quota. And also being vigilant against Emotional Eating getting the best of you.

You realized you got in your own way and now you've gone over that hurdle. Good for you!

You can do this, my friend.

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autumn on the trail in pennsylvania

Monday, October 13, 2014

i enjoyed another trail walk today with the beautiful autumn scenery. here's some of my pictures:





spark on my friends and enjoy the beauty of the season
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CALLIECURTIS5 10/18/2014 8:39AM

    Thanks for the lovely fall hike. emoticon

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 10/16/2014 3:59AM

    Lovely! Where in PA?

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CHERYL_ANNE 10/13/2014 8:11PM

    So pretty! Thank you for sharing with us.

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5K in 46 minutes, 2nd place for female, age 55-59

Sunday, September 28, 2014



i got my first metal today at a Race for Recovery at Presque Isle, Erie Pa.
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I ran the 5K in 46 minutes and placed 2nd for females of my age group, 55-59.
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it was awesome.

i did this race last year and barely got through it with a fast walk. i've been working at it for the past year, doing my elliptical and running trails. the trail is so much different than the elliptical, and way more challenging, but i kept working at it and building stamina and strength. and, today, it paid off...my best time ever - 46 minutes, emoticon

so, my spark friends, if i can do this, you can do this. you have all inspired me and encouraged me to achieve so much in the past 20 months that i have been a part of this wonderful community. and, i feel so much better - emoticon
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a couple pictures of the view at presque isle today:

  
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ROSEWCI 10/10/2014 6:03AM

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You GO girl! Congratulations!!!

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WHYNOTJ1 9/30/2014 7:03AM

    Wow, that is truly awesome! Think how fast you are going to be NEXT year! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 9/29/2014 8:17AM

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GRANJERRY1 9/29/2014 3:57AM

    Congratulations Cheryl....So very proud of you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 9/28/2014 8:18PM

    emoticon emoticon Really good job emoticon

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REDDOTFLYER 9/28/2014 7:53PM

    Nice Job!!

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GRANDMABABA 9/28/2014 7:22PM

    Awesome!

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September is National Recovery Month

Monday, September 01, 2014



Recovery Month has been celebrated nationally for 25 years. It emphasizes that treatment work, people do recover and sobriety is possible. It helps to get the message out that recovery is possible from any addiction and that there is help available for anyone.

I think that we are all touched by someone who has or has had addiction issues from alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, people, relationships, or any number of issues.

I have been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for 35 years. I have been a recovering codependent for probably 20 years. and, now I am recovering from food addiction and emotional eating, thanks to spark people.

I have a daughter and a son who are both in recovery from their drug and alcohol addictions, and they have both chosen different paths to recover.

Recovery is about change, getting better, getting healthier, choosing to do things differently and continuing on a life long journey to wholeness and wellness. Recovery can take many forms, many paths, many directions.

I would encourage you to continue on your recovery journey and/or be supportive of someone you may know who is on their recovery journey.

and, don't ever give up, you never know when you or someone you know may 'get it'.
I am certainly grateful that my mother never gave up on me, and I am very grateful for God's Grace and people's support that helped me to get it.
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for more information go to: www.recoverymonth.gov

  
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GRANJERRY1 9/2/2014 8:26PM

    emoticon Thank you for sharing....yes we can all do it

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WHYNOTJ1 9/2/2014 10:27AM

    Thank you for sharing!

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NELLIEC 9/2/2014 12:21AM

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I have a good friend who has been in recovery for several years now!

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LINDA! 9/1/2014 10:59PM

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CHERYL_ANNE 9/1/2014 8:13PM

    emoticon You are a star for doing what it is you need to do every single day! (And also promoting recovery!)

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