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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Last year, this time, I was at my lowest weight. I was putting effort and time into myself. I felt, slept, and looked great. Although life was hectic (my husband was deployed, I was attending classes M-F full-time, and being a mom/dad to our son), I was still able to put the time and attention into eating right and working out. And then January rolled around and I started nursing school. Life has pretty much been put on the back burner because my mind is so exhausted that I just want to sleep when I get the moment to do so. My husband also came home from another year deployment in March, also causing me to put my fitness/eating on the back burner. Throughout the course of the year, I have gained 25lbs. Frightening.

Every few pounds I gained, I would tell myself, "No more. This is the last gain." But it wasn't enough to stop each and every time. Stepping on the scale and seeing a number I haven't seen in over two years ... yikes! So, I'm taking charge, snapping out of denial that what I'm doing isn't hurting me, and getting things right. While being a nursing student is very important to me, I realize that I am an example to my patients and that I should hold myself to a better (not higher) level than what I have been.

So, after several years off from SP, I'm back. Using SP was extremely helpful when I first started my journey back then. So, knowing that it works, I'm here again :)

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    Welcome back to SP - I just returned myself. Obviously you're not in 'denial' anymore. And you've been there, done that - you can do it again!
    1955 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Welcome back!
    1955 days ago
    Sometimes you have to prioritize your time and efforts. If you spread yourself too thin you will not be good for anything or anyone. I'm glad you are back but keep your focus clear. We live in a world with many enticements and avoiding the extra weight is tough!

    Glad you are back on track. Hang in there!
    1955 days ago
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