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A&I Silver Belles Week 1 - My Biggest Challenge

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Hello, world! :) I am taking part in a challenge on the Aspire & Inspire SparkTeam, and we have been asked to blog about something that has given us trouble this year.

Well, I'd say my main challenge has been my motivation to get and stay healthy. I have been working very hard this year at my job, but not so much on my health and it really shows as I reached my highest weight ever this year (including when I was pregnant)! So it is high time for a change.

I returned to SP this week and it has helped me to find new motivation and determination to succeed on this journey. I am only on Day 3 so far but I feel like it's a major triumph just to stay within my calorie range right now, and to drink my water. Exercise will come very soon. I am starting to feel renewed energy and I definitely feel blessed to have met some wonderful people here already.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTLLAMA 12/6/2012 4:01AM

    Glad you're here! Keep pushing - you CAN do it!

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/5/2012 8:45PM

    Glad you found your way back to SP! Hopefully the BSG challenges will help you. We are all here to help support you in your efforts. Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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BARBIE176 12/5/2012 7:48PM

    So happy that you found your way back to Spark and that you are finding it helpful. Remember you are worth the effort! Have a happy journey to your new healthy self!

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BEFIT016 12/5/2012 6:42PM

    emoticon back! You'll find tons of motivation & info here! And you're on a fantastic team emoticon !

And emoticon on your 1st Blog!

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RFJSJ50 12/5/2012 6:38PM

    emoticon I struggle daily with motivation so I know how difficult it can be. Coming back and getting active in the challenge will help you maintain that motivation - each day on track will give you more self-confidence and faith in yourself.
Stay focused, determined, and positive!

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CTMOM2KIDS 12/5/2012 5:57PM

    Great job, Erika! The first step towards your good health is coming back to SP! You can do this! Best of luck! Here to offer any support I can. I, too, was on SP... I lost 45 pounds, hit my first major plateau and lost focus. I promptly put back 25 of those pounds. And now I am back! Came back on Nov. 6th!


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ALEXSGIRL1 12/5/2012 5:34PM

    welcome back to sp you are doing great you will get there

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    Each journey begins with a single step and you have done just that! Welcome back to SP. Please let me know if I can help support you in any way. YOU CAN DO THIS!!

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