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    CULAINA   2,691
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Hello, you might remember me

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hola peeps,

I haven't posted for a while but for very good reason. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I have an addictive personality and so in trying to motivate myself to lose weight, I swapped my constant fridge-checking for a constant sparkblog checking.

Upon finding out that I had spent over 30 hours on spark people in one week, I decided to go it alone for a while. I hope you all understand.

I'm back now and determined as ever to lose weight. Since I was here last, I've lost 14lbs/7 kilos and kept it off. I do declare I'll never get used to the weight tracker on here and my absence so far has only served to fuzz my brain even more!

The status of my knee is something that has caused me a lot of upset since I was here last. After many scans, X-rays and poking about, it has been decided that the tear and sprain are not what's causing the pain. The pain comes from the complete breakdown of my knee due to my weight. Suck on that, girly. The hospital can't help me, they've advised dramatic weight loss and a replacement kneecap once the old one has completely crumbled.

Hearing that my body cannot support my weight has been a massive wake up call. It is not news to me by any means but it has just driven the nail through to the other side, if you know what I mean.

One big positive is that I've had a friend over to stay from Canada and he spent the entire week trying to make me his new girl. He's a lovely guy (though not the guy for me) and despite my constant brush offs, we had a lovely week together and the boost to my self-confidence didn't go amiss!

I'll be having a look around and hopefully reconnecting with people but won't be venturing into the fora or joining any challenges. I've just got to do what's right for me.

Right then, who's missed me? Lies are acceptable emoticon
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BOOKWORM27S 6/26/2012 9:13AM

    Welcome back! I know how addicting Spark can be. But it keeps me from mindless eating...... so I guess I have swapped one addiction for another.

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APLUSGURL 6/21/2012 11:05AM

    Oh honey, I'm so sorry to hear about your knee :(. I understood leg problems. I did not have knee problems per say, but my calves would occasionally swell because of inflamed varicose veins. I has leg surgery about two years ago, and my legs feel and look so much better! I understand addictive personalities as well. I have a tendency to put my EVERYTHING in ONE thing, but then slack on everything else. I've had to learn balance (and it's still a struggle). I also left spark once school started. I'm off for the summer, but the semester will kick back in this fall, and I have to at least check in here and keep my healthy lifestyle going! The good news is that although I gained ( good ol' freshman 15) I still managed to keep off 65 lbs! I am so glad to see you back! WE CAN DO THIS GIRLFRIEND!!!! I'm glad to see you back! emoticon
~Becky~

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WINNIE1978 6/20/2012 7:07PM

    Welcome back!

Congrats on losing 14lbs and keeping it off! emoticon

Ouch! The knee problem really sucks. I'm surprised there's nothing they can do. Hopefully as you lose weight the pain will ease up too.

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LITTLEKIM4 6/20/2012 2:19PM

    Yay! I'm so glad to hear from you! I have missed you, and it really filled me up with a sense of joy when I saw that you had stopped in. I'm so happy to hear that you've lost weight and kept it off! Quiet honestly, when you were no longer posting on Sparkpeople, I was afraid that had meant you had given up. (Hasty assumption, I know. But when I am missing in action from SparkPeople, it usually means I'm not putting a lot of effort into eating right, etc.).

I really understand the need to rein in how much time you spend on SparkPeople. I am really trying to find a balance where I utilize the site, but don't let it take over my life.

I'm so sorry to hear about your knee. What you said is right, though, in that things like that can be a real wake-up call.

I sure hope that you continue to be successful with your weight loss efforts, and I hope you can find time to stop in every now and then to let us know how you're doing.

I've missed you, friend!

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MOSTMOM1 6/20/2012 10:41AM

    I wondered where you were, but I totally understand the break. Ugh on the news, but maybe you're right, maybe it was the wake-up call you needed. Why do we have to learn the hard way? Why? sigh
Well, you're back, so GO GET 'EM, GIRL!!!
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CHANGINGSAM 6/20/2012 9:41AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your knee! I'm glad that you decided to continue making changes though. I was wondering where you were. Glad you're back!

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BESTCK 6/20/2012 7:50AM

    I missed you terribly, but I was having a Spark crisis as well, so there you go!

Sorry to hear about your knee but it seems you're off to a great start getting that weight off.

Don't you wish we could use our addictive personalities for good instead of evil? emoticon

Glad you're back. Missed you!
Carrie

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