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Starting Over is TOUGH!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Well, a little over three years ago I started Spark People. I remember reading blogs of people who had started, lost weight, put it back on, and then came back to Spark people to do it all over again. I remember thinking, that is NOT going to be me! Funny how life can be so odd and change so much from day to day, month to month, and year to year. I had a lot of things get in the way of my weight loss goals: death in the family, injuries, house fire, etc... then last summer, I had poison ivy for over 5 months. It kept me from exercising because it was SO bad, and exercising made it spread worse. Peri-menapause is also doing a number on me and every day has felt like a struggle to stay focused!! This summer I started slowly... very slowly... and have been picking up the pace. After much thought, I decided to go back to Spark People. I have met some of the greatest friends here and the tools on Spark People are SOO helpful! Thanks to many who have continued to send me notes and encouragement through the past year! I have missed you all!!
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POLACALINDA 1/17/2013 8:01PM

    YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. STARTING OVER IS TOUGH, BUT SOOOOO NECESSARY IF WE ARE GOING TO BE ALL THE LORD WANTS US TO BE. KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB. I'M IN YOUR CORNER - CHEERING YOU ON AND PRAYING FOR A VICTORIOUS YEAR THROUGH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!!

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RUNNINGOMA 8/10/2012 8:47AM

    Glad to see you become more determined. It is hard - especially when ministry is also there to do, household jobs, counselling, preparing umteen meals for guests, etc.
But, I doubt there will be regrets in changing to better eating exercising habits.
Since my DH is preaching through I Cor. - I was sure glad that when he came to the end of chapter 10 - I didn't have to squirm in my seat because I know I have made changes that glorify God. Probably the first time I could do this in decades.

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HDHAWK 8/9/2012 9:06AM

    I just celebrated my 5 yr. anniversary on Spark this week. I was gung ho when I first started and lost 33 lbs. I kept it off for over a year then slowly gained back 20. I've since gained 20 more and have struggled to get any of it off for a very long time. I really know how you feel, but I won't give up. Glad you're back on Spark!

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SNEVIL1 8/9/2012 12:04AM

    Welcome back! I was in a similar boat. I joined SP in college 3 years ago... graduated, became a teacher, started grad school, and gained it back plus some. At much as i didn't want to have to go through the process again, I feel like i am approaching it from a different angle this time. At least i knew that when i was ready there was a loving, supportive place full of resources waiting to accept me back:) We can do this!

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