Keeping the Spark Alive
Thursday, January 24, 2013
After receiving some kind of icky health news last week, I've been in high gear taking care of this business and as a result have been less present on Spark People. Haven't been tracking either. Yet I haven't gone "off the wagon" with either food or exercise. I feel as if the good lessons I've learned here have helped me stay focused even when I'm focusing on other things.
Either coincidentally or perhaps by mutual strengthening, the lessons I've learned here have blended with a change of attitude from counseling, so that I don't absolutely blame and despise myself regarding the health issue. Instead, I am nurturing myself, even complimenting myself for stepping up to the plate. I haven't reverted to compulsive eating or night bingeing, I've been sleeping well, not smoking, and making sure to get some exercise every day no matter what happens.
Even more important, perhaps, I've shared the news about my health challenge with close friends and family, in a non-dramatic way, allowing them to be supportive -- rather than withdraw and suffer silently all alone. In other words, I'm keeping life normal. Carrying on. It feels so right.
Soon I hope to do even better -- get back to tracking (today!) and better workouts. But I credit SparkPeople with helping me cope in a challenging time.