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Starting Over


Friday, February 24, 2012

So here I am after just over a year away. If there has been anything good out of being gone is knowing that my weight gain over the past year has been only 3 pounds. I can attribute a lot of that to all I have learned on Sparkspeople. One would think that during difficult times being a part of a social network such as this would have been a way to keep from feeling like you are alone and drowning. For me that was not the case, I felt like a failure with the loss of my job and being here for the short amount of time I tried was actually more work then I had in me to do. This site is a place of support for a healthier lifestyle and my mental state of being was and still is to some point very fragile, but with that said I am finding myself slipping into some very bad old habits and with one small "goodie" and the kindness of this friend I am going to make the attempt to get back not just here and healthy but mentally as well. I am going back to logging my food, my exercise and reach out to support those who are in need. I know what to do, I just need to do it. Thanks Louisa you may just have saved my tush from getting any bigger
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PPELTON 2/28/2012 7:53AM

    Miss Valerie, WE must be on the same wave length. I too am back today after a few months off with yet another back injury. I have gained back more than 3 pounds , But I still have a healthy mind set. I too will be logging in my food and packing exercise into my very limited day,

Together WE can do this! Because I BELIEVE in you!

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FITMARY 2/25/2012 5:23AM

    Take those baby steps! It really helped me to commit to "just 10 minutes" of exercise a day. Amazing what "just 10 minutes" could do. And tracking my food is finally working! You can do it. A start over means you are that much closer to your eventual goals. Hang in there!

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LLTS01 2/25/2012 12:34AM

    I do wish I could do more for you. I think of you all the time. emoticon

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