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I haven't blogged for so long!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sorry, Sparkfriends--I've been remiss. The thing is, life has been very very full in recent weeks: two trips (including a three-day literary festival), finishing up judging the poetry contest, trying hard not to fall behind in my day job, reviewing a VERY long poetry-book manuscript (freelance job), accompanying my Indian friend to the hospital because her English isn't very strong yet (the news was good, thank God!), etc. etc. etc.

Having the divorce over with really did allow me to shift gears, but my life has a LOT of gears to shift at the moment!

And I have to confess that my good intentions haven't been strong enough to keep me on track with exercise & eating during these weeks. That's another reason I haven't blogged--I don't feel too proud of myself as a Sparker/Starfish. It could have been LOTS worse--I haven't gone on any ridiculous binges or anything--but I'm a bit anxious about our next weigh-in (I'll be in town this time, after being away the past two Saturdays). My clothes feel snugger than they did, so I'm pretty sure the numbers will go up a bit instead of down.

I need to figure out how to get back on track without neglecting the various balls that I'm juggling these days. Gearshifting & juggling--there's a mixed metaphor for ya. I guess my life IS a mixed metaphor these days!
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SHANSHE 5/14/2012 1:04PM

    :) You will figure it out.. life seems to be about "adjusting" to one thing or another and you always adjust well!
Hugs,
Shan

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MADAMES 4/29/2012 5:31AM

    You are not alone, Ruth. I am another Starfish who has not benefited from the Spring Challenge in the way I had hoped. For me, too, life became really hectic and stressful. Instead of losing 5%, I have actually gained weight during the challenge! I could kick myslef, but instead I choose to begin anew .. I am with you on the road to more healthful eating habits and more faithful exercise planning this summer.
Evelyn
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EYES_ON_THEPRAZ 4/27/2012 11:49AM

    It's OK, you had some big changes in your life and you are juggling a LOT. All will be ok. Now you know you need to get back on track and you haven't let it get so bad (like me). Crossing my fingers for you, Ruth!

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BEATLETOT 4/27/2012 8:47AM

    Wow! You sure have been really busy! I hope things calm down for you soon, and I hope the weigh-in tomorrow is good news! =)

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CZARINA_TV 4/27/2012 7:21AM

    You know, when I can't get anything else in, I try to go for a walk and run an errand that's a bit far away. It clears my head and I get in a mile or so of exercise. It works for me...

Good luck juggling! I feel like I'm getting squeezed from all sides lately and I hope that passes for both of us.

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/26/2012 11:12PM

    Well, you're definitely keeping busy!

Your life is shifting gears and it is a transition that will definitely settle down. I'm glad you feel like you can move forward and you are doing great in all areas. Don't worry too much about the scale. Maybe you have not gone up too much or maybe not at all... I'm hoping for you!

Good to hear from you! Even if you're busy it's important that you take time for yourself and take care of yourself. So I hope you can find some time to yourself in the midst of all you are doing.

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SUZBOISANNE 4/26/2012 7:49PM

    Hang in there, things will calm down. I hope you will have some down time to regroup. Sounds like things are happening and changing all at once. I'll be praying to the "scale" god for ya !!

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