Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dear Spark Family,
It has been an amazing year thanks to this wonderful website and the equally wonderful friends I have made during my time here. This is the most success I have ever had at losing weight and keeping it off. Not to mention, developing a fitness schedule which works well for me. I feel that I have built a firm foundation to move forward with for the rest of my healthier life. Although I have not reached my weight loss goal yet, I am sure I will this year. I have gone from 240 pounds to 175 pounds and am feeling better about myself and healthier than I have in many years. Having said that, it is with some sadness that I need to say I must move on.
I will miss all of you and will try to stop by once in a while to say "hi" and see how you are doing. You are all wonderful people and I couldn't have done any of this without your support and caring. Now, I will step out on my own and see if I have the strength of purpose to continue forward or not. I know if I don't have the strength, I would be welcomed back with open arms by the most supportive group of people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing!
The time has come for me to spend less time on my computer and more time living in the "real" world. With my DH's recent medical issues, time has become a problem for me in trying to accomplish all I need (and want) to do on a daily basis. There have been occasions where I have used the excuse of, "I don't have time to go to the gym today. I am behind on SP and need to catch up." Or, "I can't sit and watch TV with you right now (to DH). I have to post in SP." I cannot let my "virtual" world overrule my "real" world and until I can find more time or more balance, I have to sacrifice SP.
I will continue to use the nutrition tracker, because I KNOW I will fall by the wayside if I don't! I know I will have to measure my food and count calories for the rest of my life and I don't mind. I have developed good, sound habits here and they are second nature by now. The same for my gym schedule. This is my way of life now.
P.S. If you need to get in touch with me directly, send me sparkmail and I will respond as soon as possible.