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When did this happen?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been a slow, sneaky thing that has finally caught me by surprise. I have gained back everything that I lost. I had a health scare a few months ago, I had a breast cyst that turned out to be benign and just fluid, but in the process of testing and procedures and a LOT of STRESS, my thyroid got thrown out of kilter as well. Unfortunately, my thyroid can't be treated by any medication right now because it goes from high to low and back again. This has added to my weight issues.

However, between the doctor's visits and the holidays and a major change at work, I just let myself go. I think I was vaguely aware of what I was doing, like going back to eating sugar (my addiction) and letting exercise go by the wayside. I woke up (literally and figuratively) one day this week and it all came to me.

I refuse to let this go on any longer. I am my own master.

I am cleaning out the cupboards and planning healthier meals again. Spring is coming and I will have more time to walk and run outside, which are my favorite things to do. While I love my treadmill, there is nothing like hearing the sounds of birds and outside noises!

I don't consider this a failure - it is just a wrong turn on my road of life.

I'm glad I have SparkPeople to keep me honest and for all of the support!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GABIBEAR 3/23/2013 7:24AM

    It is easy to get off track, I did too last year. I joined in June of last year. I lost 22 lbs and broke a plateau that I wasn't able to break for a long time. I was really psyched and doing so well and then the holidays came and I lost the inspiration and started to eat without thinking. I gained back 12 of the pounds I lost and had I not been working out religiously, I'm sure I would have gained it all back. Any number of things can sidetrack us - and medical problems are probably one of the most stressful things out there!

It is good to hear that you have a very healthy attitude about taking a wrong turn. That is a WINNER'S attitude! Well I finally got back on track recently and lost 5 of the lbs that I had gained. I am publicly blogging my calories and workouts and making myself more accountable to myself. emoticon

I know you can do it too!!! I'm rooting for you!!! Always remember, your health is the most important thing and what you put into your mouth determines, at least 80%, of how you will live your later years! That is what keeps me thinking of eating healthy and working out religiously.
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Have a great journey, you only have one life!

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JOESFARMGIRL 3/22/2013 10:51AM

    Ditto. I did the same thing. Health issues, migraines 3 times a week, stress. I'm right there with you but like you said, we get up, say crap, and start over. All we have to lose is the weight.

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DEEEBEE 3/11/2013 11:46PM

    It's spring (almost) and time for fresh starts, new beginnings. We all slip up. Don't feel too bad about it.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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LOISDESK 3/10/2013 5:16PM

    It's easy to get off track but you've got your mind re-set now and are on your way to new success!! You can do it!!

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