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We can't always jump in where we left off...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

With a funeral 1300 miles away and lots of plans before, traveling during, and catching up afterward... I was not able to keep up with everything on Spark People. I missed it, but knew that when life settled down, I would jump back in with no trouble...

BUT, let me give a little bit of advice... don't expect to be able to jump back into something full steam after we have been away for several weeks. We almost have to take a few steps back, just so we don't get discouraged when everything does not happen like it did and like we think it should! Originally, we started out with small goals, and built upon them.

It has been discouraging at times, but I keep reminding myself, that I need to just take a step back, breath deeply, and then move forward with what I can do!!
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    Been finding that out a little on my own lately. Thanks for the reminder.
    2664 days ago
    So true! Just take one step at a time!!! You will get back :) That is what the healthy lifestyle journey is all about...a journey....with many valleys and mountains! It is how we come out of each step that matters :) You can do it!!!
    2667 days ago
  • HAPPY1049
    Don't give up! Stick with it. You will succeed, because you are a go-getter!
    2667 days ago
    Thank you so much for this timely reminder!
    2668 days ago
    Sooooooo true!! I thought the same thing! I was doing so well and we went away for a couple weeks. I had almost finished C25K when we left and I thought I would come home and finish it......hahaha! Well that didn't happen! Now I am struggling just to start it again!! UGH But you are right I just have to step back and take a deep breath but stay focused!! Thanks for the reminder! Hope things are going well for you and you are having a wonderful week! emoticon
    2668 days ago
    You can do it! Baby steps! We're just glad to have you back!
    2668 days ago
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