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A Bad Habit

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I'm sure we all have had this experience - going on a diet, seeing the weight come down - and then not following through and seeing the weight come back - a lot more quickly than it was lost! If only the $$$ in my wallet worked that way!)
I wonder why I drop something that has made me happy - don't have time to plan the meals I tell myself. . .excuses, excuses, excuses or to sit down and visit with good people. More excuses !
It's not the diet thing that is bothering me the most. It is losing touch with Spark and my Spark friends and all the encouragement and support - and I wonder why I begin to feel like a little row boat bouncing around on the sea without a guide post or friend to help.
All this just to say I've missed you all and now that I'm getting my life back in order, here I am again. Will attempt to do better this time around.
May all the joys of the season be yours
Blessings, Meri

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOYFULROAD 9/19/2012 9:14AM

  Go glad to be walking this path with you!

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NANCYRUBIO 3/28/2012 12:34AM

    Just do what is best for you!

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JUICENUT 3/27/2012 8:40PM

    I am so glad you are back!

Missed you.

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DEBIGENE 3/25/2012 7:10PM

    Well hello my friend good to see you again. Happened apon one of those hurdles along the path did ya?? Yeah I know them well, I have had to jump over several myself along the way and I'm sure there will be more for me to jump over some bigger and some smaller. The key is to continue to jump, even when we stop and visit others for a while as long as we head back to the path we are a success. WELCOME BACK !!!

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RUBYCLAIRE 3/25/2012 1:47PM

    Merri, I reiterate Gail. Been there, done it and STILL doing it, but it is so nice to see you back, but don't worry if you get sidetracked or off kilter every once in awhile, so do I. Our arms are ALWAYS ope for you, no matter how long you may step away.
We love you, my dear friend!

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2BMYOWN 3/25/2012 12:03PM

    Oh man, have I ever been THERE, Meri! LOL What can I say, all we can do is all we can do, right? Just don't judge yourself, we all fall on our faces repeatedly, it's just the way we roll. It's never a failure, it's merely a bump in the road. Glad to see you back and posting, gf!

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ADIPOSEROSE 3/25/2012 11:51AM

    Welcome back to both of us, Merilynn! Sometimes, life intervenes. Just as people have different responses to emotional times (some eat, some fast, some become Coneheads gobbling up the junk food in "mass quantities"), we also have different responses to stress. I envy those who find it a stimulus to exercise: especially as I age and grow weary of the constant battle, it weighs me down like a ton of lead, and it's an effort just to get up and get dressed and face another day of drama. Nothing is less appealing than what (paradoxically) would help--putting on the gym togs, dragging my sorry self to the treadmill, lifting the weights. I don't feel like cooking so I grab "whatever." I don't sleep well, so I'm more tired. And round and round she goes.

It happens. It's a credit to us that we can (and do) bounce back, so look ahead, not behind you--and don't punish yourself for being human! YOU CAN DO IT, MERI--AND SO CAN I!

All best,


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