My 12-12 Personal Challenge

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I’ve been away from SP and my SP friends for a while. Withdrew from my leadership positions. I lost my enthusiasm for posting and blogging and haven’t been able to get it back. It seemed that each time I tried, some other misfortune came along and took the wind out of my sails. I, personally, physically and financially, have been doing well. My family has had some hard times, accidents, health problems, emergencies, etc. that have taken all my emotional energy.

Some contact with a few SP Friends has encouraged me and the thought that it’s about time for my annual blood work and physical, along with the knowledge that it’s much harder to get something back than it is to maintain it, has suddenly SPARKED my tiny little brain to “get with it” again.

So here I am with my 12-12 Personal Challenge. Starts May 12th; ends June 12th. The numbers mean something to me. I guess that’s all that counts.

My goals are simple: to eat in a way that’s good for ME – daily; and to do the joint exercises I’ve discovered and devised to keep my knees and hips working and avoid that hip replacement surgery I’ve been told is coming.

Healthy eating for my body is to avoid Starch and Sugar as much as possible and to EAT LESS. Pretty simple. Not always easy. Does always work for my body.

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    How are you doing with your 12-12 plan? Just 2 weeks left - as if you didn't know! emoticon emoticon vista
    2491 days ago
    Hi Karen,
    It's been a long time. I'm finally reading some of your recent blogs and looking at your painting...so beautiful. I don't think you had all of those on your page when I first "met" you.
    I'm on a more "serious" site a lot of the time now, trying to overcome my compulsive eating.
    I'm back to exercise.
    I'm so sorry you keep getting knocked back as far as family illness is concerned.
    I hope that your special time span, 12-12, brings you the results you want.
    Hugs, Sandra
    2491 days ago
    I for one am happy you are back and will support you in any way I can. I need to tighten up my plan too. Let's do it.
    2507 days ago
    Sounds like a plan and glad that you are back!!
    2507 days ago
    emoticon back..........I have missed you! And I'm here for you whenever you need me. vista emoticon emoticon
    2508 days ago
  • SHASTA11
    I've missed you for one. Should have kept in touch. Sorry. Hope things are going better for your family, but especially glad you are OK. May 12-Jun 12 sounds like a plan. YOU CAN DO IT.

    Hugs, Joan
    2508 days ago
  • MOGAL1946
    YAY! Welcome Back! You have really been missed and it is great to hear from you and know that you are doing OK. I like your 12-12 plan and know you will be successful. We are here cheering you on! Go Girl Go!
    2508 days ago
    emoticon back. It's always great to see an e-mail that says visit KREN'S Blog. You really have been missed...A LOT!! I really enjoy your writings and hearing from you. I like your Personal Challenge plan too. I know you will do it, cause I have faith in you. The only way I know how to say how much you were missed, is to say you were an asset to Spark People. Best wishes to you and your continued journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2508 days ago
  • JUSTJO66
    Well, it's about time. :o) I've been missing you sumthin terrible. We neeeeed you. :o) Glad to hear you got a plan. It sounds like a good one. All kidding aside....I'm really glad to see you back.

    2508 days ago
    Karen I can't express how glad I am to see you back again. I have missed you. I'm glad you have found that spark and inner voice that told you to come back and spark again. Your challenge sounds terrific. We all have to do it our way.

    Have a wonderful day and glad you are back to us again.
    2508 days ago
    Karen, so glad to have you back -- I hope to see more of your blogs because anyone with your talent for writing should not keep it hidden from the world (even if it is just our little world here at SP)!

    Good Luck on your goal -- sounds sensible and achievable!

    Hugs, Eve emoticon
    2508 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    I'm glad you're back! Yes, that plan does sound simple, and we sure do know that doesn't mean easy!! But you can do it.
    2508 days ago
  • DGAIL51
    Good to see your blog. Best wishes from me to you. I, too, have been away--from everything actually. Getting it back is very hard. I was reading an old book last night and some comments in it "sparked" the realization that my "self talk" was defeating me, so time for a new "walk & talk". I will join you in the 12-12 challenge, ramping up today. The sugar is a real challenge for me, so no more the rest of this day! Already had a brownie with a cup of hot tea, so the morning is blown. emoticon
    2508 days ago
    Karen, I am so sorry that you have had so many problems lately. Take care to take some time for yourself.
    Your challenge sounds great. Let us know how it goes.

    2508 days ago
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