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LAURACORGI
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Starting at the worst time of the year

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Well today is the start. After having read about half of the "Spark" book I realize that I am of the dieter mentality. It is easier for me to deprive and then about a year or two later find myself needing to "diet" again. I know that this is a terrible time but being contrary is in my makeup so perhaps I will be able to get through the holidays on the strength of that alone.

My goal is to continue through my older age at an enhanced level of activity and vigor. I have been blessed with good health and a love of the outdoors and don't feel particularly impaired but I have been feeling un-energetic.

My sister died a week ago (she had juvenile diabetes and it finally destroyed her health.) It makes one realize how short our life is and my personal favorite "this isn't a dress rehearsal."
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  • v BEWELL48
    So, so sorry to read of your sister's recent death. That must be heartbreaking for you. I hope you find some support In using this site.
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    1292 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/11/2012 9:33:15 PM
  • v MONAMAC1
    Laura, so sorry to read of the loss of your sister! Best wishes to you as you embark on this new journey.
    1296 days ago
  • v SETAGOAL1

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

    You have the power to succeed or fail.

    You have chosen to succeed.

    Few baby steps complete a long journey

    Writing is progress!!!

    Janet
    1297 days ago
  • v XANADUREALM
    Welcome to SP!
    1297 days ago
  • v POSEY440
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    1297 days ago
  • v RONALANA
    The time to get started is when you realize you need to - so go for it! I'm so sorry about your loss - I'm sure it's not easy.
    1297 days ago
  • v RONALANA
    The time to get started is when you realize you need to - so go for it! I'm so sorry about your loss - I'm sure it's not easy.
    1297 days ago
  • v PCASEY7
    Sorry for your loss! Wish you much success on your journey!
    1298 days ago
  • v BASKETLADY13
    Sorry for you loss.
    1298 days ago
  • v GOOSIEMOON
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are so smart to start this health journey now.
    The sooner the better! You can do this!
    1298 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Sorry about your sister, but you certainly are right that this is the only life we live and we need to make the most of it each day. My nephew died from lymphoma in October, but he was 54, which seems "old" to someone young, but it really isn't old. He'd been in treatment for 3 years. It really pays to take care of your health and not be exposed to toxins. He'd work on cars doing repairs and not use a face mask, etc. thinking it wasn't a big deal when he was young. I think all of that poisoned his body over time, but can't prove it. It certainly pays to take care of your health.
    1298 days ago
  • v KELLIEBEAN
    I am SO sorry for your loss! I can't imagine what you are going through. I am like you, working on getting more active and fit as I get older.

    You have a great attitude! I wish you great success!

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    1298 days ago
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