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Love the Spark Friends in my Head


Friday, February 01, 2013

I had a pretty un-sparky week this week. I didn't track everything and managed to give myself excuses to stay out of the gym or do anything at home. I know I ate more than I should have, and made a couple of (a few?) poor choices. ( On the upside, I did drink my water.) I stayed on the perimeter of Spark People - mostly because I knew (know) that it would make me think about my decisions and choices. But finally yesterday I did update my status lamenting (whining - you just couldn't hear it) about my week. That's all it took. A couple of my spark friends responded with comments, encouraging me and reassuring me.

So, this morning I planned to get to the gym for a workout and Zumba. I was going to do it... my Spark Friends had encouraged me.

But then the little talks/arguments inside my head started happening. They sound like... "But I have so much laundry. I need to go to the store. When am I ever going to get to Target? I really should clean the bathrooms before I leave the house." Do you have them? I've got myself almost excused from my plans - really I just wanted to be lazy. I sit down at my laptop almost convinced I'm just staying home when I get a Spark People email. From a Spark Friend. She sent me a Goodie with some encouragement. Now, SHE is in my head shushing (is that a word?) the other little voices into quiet submission. My Spark Friends believe in me and will be proud of me I tell myself...

So, I close the laptop and head to the gym.

You are invited to be in my head encouraging me along all the time and you are welcome to have me in yours. emoticon
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CBLENS 2/2/2013 2:08PM

    Yes, great blog, and everyone has days, week(s) like this. And it is people like you and the other "Sparks" who get you through it. Next week will be better!

Oh and I got some cara cara oranges, they are good.

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LESLIES537 2/1/2013 6:00PM

    Go Shaunie, GO!! emoticon

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IBSHAUN 2/1/2013 4:19PM

    emoticon Back Lisa! You are often in my head. emoticon

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LILLYPILLY24 2/1/2013 3:47PM

    Oh Shaunie, this is a great blog - and reminds us of the responsibility we have toward each other. As we come here and open ourselves, and as we listen in as others open up too; as we invite others in - and accept the invitation in by others ... we then have a role to play. I'm SO glad you had that friend send you that goodie and message!

I thank you for being that friend to me. I've had a similar week - hanging on by my fingernails in the biggest loser competition; making little good decisions in the midst of little bad ones, instead of being full-0n.

It is what it is. I'm glad you worked out this morning. I'm glad you're reaching out.

Bless you! (((hugs)))

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