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My Six Month Sparkversary

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I will admit that I have been depressed this week. Back in May I really began in earnest to be a Spark Person. As I thought about that this week, I have been frustrated that I haven't done a better job meeting some of my Spark goals. My weight isn't where I would like it to be, and my fitness level isn't where I would like it to be. I havebeen concentrating way too much on my failures instead of on my successes.

After a lot of careful thought, I realize that indeed there ARE reasons to celebrate. Six months ago, I was just barely learning to walk again after a serious accident. This week when I saw my surgeon, he commented that my range of motion was excellent, my gate was good, and that I seemed to be doing everything right in my exercise regimen. I will go back to see him in three months. For my doctor's encouraging words I am indeed grateful.

I have been depressed about my weight...it has actually spiked up since I returned to work teaching full time in August. Upon careful reflection, I have decided that I have been eating more due to fatigue and due to stress. Knowing that, I should be able to turn the weight gain around if I can get my mind in gear.

At such a beautiful time of year, I need to keep my thinking positve. My DH and I have seen some of the most beautiful leaves ever....I am not sure if this fall is especailly beautiful or if I am appreciating it more due to the life altering events I've experienced this year. At any rate, I would like to share some of the pictures I took last weekend.


















I will try to return to my normally upbeat way of looking at things, and I will resolve to keep doing the things I know are best. I will eventually be where I want to be with my goals...I must not give up!!


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MARITIMER3 11/13/2011 7:41PM

    Thank you, Evelyn, for sharing your pictures - they're beautiful. The praise from your doctor must have made you feel really good, and I can understand the over-eating when you are stressed and tired... I do the same thing. Congratulations on your 6-month SP anniversary - you have a lot to be proud of.
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CLAIREINPARIS 11/13/2011 2:25PM

    Thank you so much for posting these beautiful photos! I think that nature is especially gorgeous this year... or maybe, like you, I am more in the mind to appreciate it.
As I started reading your blog, I thought: "But Evelyn, you have achieved so much! A few months ago, you couldn't even walk!" So I was glad you mentioned that... and it isn't surprising you were stressed when you went back to work after such a terrible experience!
Good for you for realizing you are being too tough with yourself and you need to focus more on your achievements... because these are awesome! I am so happy your surgeon was so encouraging!
Here are some flowers to tell you how proud I am of you for achieving so much!
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SMIDGON 11/13/2011 5:03AM

    I see you like to take pictures of nature like I do!

Beautiful!

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1BEACHWALKER 11/12/2011 11:16PM

    emoticon Good for you! Mind over matter. One foot in front of the other and keep forging ahead! That is wonderful news from your Dr! As you know from my blog (thanks for your nice comment) , I was feeling the same-my weight is just stuck ( I swear the fat is glued on!) -but, as I thought about things and saw that photo my husband took of me on Friday- I realized again I have acheived so much and never want to lose sight of that! We all need pep talks once in awhile and to refocus. Glad it is all working out for you after your accident! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Beautiful fall photos! It can be beautiful up in GA! emoticon

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