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Belt Caper Irony & Misc. Thoughts

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Before 6 years ago, I had the luxury of never thinking about food and weight gain. I had years of collections of belts - all kinds, styles, etc. A belt diva. During this past 6 years, I gave them all away with other things to charity and figured belts are out and I'd never need them again. Fast forward to this week. I'd bought a few pairs of on-great-sale skinny jeans that were a bit loose in the waist. Not going to buy smaller pants, what did I race to Target for yesterday? Yup, a belt. I should have kept a couple. (smiling)

It's funny that I'd completely forgotten about my 4-year spversary until a friend here reminded me. A couple of months ago, I blogged about it being upcoming, but then I forgot about it. Another irony. When I first found this site, I'm the one who wasn't going to do SP because: 1) I'm not a joiner, 2) I don't agree with their drug ads, 3) I don't want to be bothered with details like tracking, 4) It's another gimmicky way to lose weight, 5) whatever else silly stuff passed through my brain.

The irony is that I've become one of SP's biggest supporters. Not only do I tell others about it routinely and bring them here, but I buy the products and participate as much as possible. These four years have been filled with every possible loss and trauma that I could imagine happening in my life, and SP was the one stable thing that helped me keep focus on health and well-being. Even when I was just doing baby steps, at least I was still headed in the right direction. And, of course, I went through the inevitable times when I wanted to "take a break."

Okay, friends, I appreciate your support (from those in the past as well as present) and wish all of you the best.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JUSTLLAMA 1/25/2013 2:56AM

    Sounds like an amazing journey! I'm glad you stuck around here my friend!

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DALID414 1/24/2013 10:49PM

    I donated my belts during the summer. Now I only have one ugly plain belt for work emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 1/24/2013 10:07PM

    Life is funny. I'm glad you've found the irony in it!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/24/2013 8:55PM

    Happy Sparkversary!! I'm so glad you gave this site a chance!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/24/2013 6:41PM

    i am so glad you stayed and are doing so well its been a fun four years together so glad to call you a freind .

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JILLYBEAN25 1/24/2013 4:09PM

    I've kept a few belts, but I don't wear them. I could, some of the pants I own are too loose, too, but... So, tomorrow is the big 'versary. AWESOME! I couldn't imagine what things would be like without Spark. You're right- it creates consistency and at least keeps taking care of yourself on your mind (whether you actually do it or not).

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NATPLUMMER 1/24/2013 12:35PM

    Yay for a belt :-)

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WALLAHALLA 1/24/2013 12:15PM

    Guess you learned by experience...don't knock it 'til you've tried it. Glad you stuck it out!

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KRISTINE99 1/24/2013 10:14AM

    What an inspiring blog entry! A true testament to your perserverence, inner strength, and self-awareness. I'm so happy you're one of my sparkpeople buddies.

P.S. And congrats on highlighting your svelte waist! I'm envious because as an apple-shaped woman my stomach is always a trouble zone for me. Rock those skinny jeans and belt :)

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LIVINGFREE19 1/24/2013 10:04AM

    I appreciate you!

Great job on the weight loss!

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CANDOK1260 1/24/2013 10:03AM

    emoticon on your spark anniversaty

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