I'll get by with a little help from my friends

Friday, March 09, 2012

It is my belief that Spark is a godly place.
It is founded by a godly man, who shares his magnum opus with others, for free.
It is peopled by godly people (for the most part, anyway)
And in a godly fashion... the people here welcome back those who have strayed, with open arms and well wishes.

I'm one of the returning Prodigal Souls.

I did so well with Spark. Lost about 40+ pounds (half of my goal), and felt great (even looked pretty good)
Along the way, I even explored my psyche a bit, and pondered on the reasons I do the crazy things I do.

WHY? WHY, oh WHY did I stray away from a sound and effective program??

I believe I will need to make it my mission this time to fully explore my tendency to sabotage any weight reduction efforts once I get past a certain point.

But, I'm coming home. I'm coming back to Spark, and I'm going to get back into a sensible eating plan, as well as getting some type of fitness in most every day.
I can do this. I HAVE done this. And I can do it again.

I'll get by with a little help from my friends.
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    Welcome back.....I hear Ya....I'm so frustrated with "starting over, and over, and over"....This month I've taken more control over my eating, now I just have to add some movement into my daily routine.
    I know you can do this....WE can do this. It's really so simple it's scary...I find that if I just concentrate on Today - eventually it will all fall into place. The best of
    luck....and remember all your SP friends are here for you.
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    2174 days ago
    Hi Susie,

    Great to see you back!!!

    2175 days ago
    Putting good intentions together with smart effort will make you mighty. Make yourself a priority, you owe it to yourself. (Repeats that last part to myself) So glad to have you back, my friend.
    2176 days ago
    Of course you will do it!

    I, too, strayed from the path and regained some of the weight. Believe it or not, that was a really good learning experience for me.

    I have rededicated myself to reaching the goal THIS YEAR.

    I have started a great points challenge that I learned from another SP friend, Andi. It is helping me rebuild those good habits of eating healthfully and exercising again.

    So I'm now well on the way to my goal.

    You will do this too!

    We will do it together!!

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    2177 days ago
    So glad you're back Susie and I'm hoping this time you will find your way all the way to goal! emoticon
    2177 days ago
    Yes! Susie's back! So glad to have you back within the Spark community. I have traveled down the same road recently. Not sure why I sabotage myself, either. Maybe this is something we can explore on a buddy system. Just remember the old (but good) advice of taking things just one day at a time.

    As for me, I'm working on getting back on track with exercise. I am finding that the daily activity is improving my mental/emotional wellbeing by leaps and bounds. And with that, I'm hoping I'll find the gumption to start caring more about what I'm stuffing in my mouth. So far that hasn't happened, but I think I'm getting to that place.

    Did I mention how glad I am to have you back? emoticon
    2177 days ago
  • KATIAT325
    And you'll be glorious! Welcome back to Spark!

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    2177 days ago
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