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5 year Renewal

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The past year...


Whoa, wait.. that sharp drop from planned weight loss, vs. my actual rise in weight in just 2013:


These caused me to take a step back and look at the big picture again. From my start on Sparkpeople:


I realized that my weight is only part of the picture.. There was way more going on:

If you want to read it... www.flickr.com/photos/dr
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I joined SparkPeople in Jan 2008. I resisted and wasn't ready to fully dive in and use all of the tools and community until March, when I had lost 20 pounds just by walking 5 minutes a day and stretching the 1st month, 10 minutes, stretching, and more veggies each day the 2nd month. I started tracking my food, tracking my fitness and paying attention to those Spark emails because it turns out that losing weight was easier than I ever thought it would be.



255 March 2013

This year was the first time that I really, seriously, stopped exercising and eating nutritious food more often than not. I still hiked or pushed myself on the weekends. But unlike fixing up your house on the weekends, preventing weight gain, or better--building a fit body takes daily monitoring and effort. It's more like building a house. If you only made progress for a couple of hours each weekend, the elements and nature including vermin, would take over and cover more ground than you could clean up.



That orange line is a tiny blip in the grand scheme of this journey, and in my lifetime. But it marks the need for change. And today, with the spirit of renewal for this season and resurrection on this holiday, I will heed the signs and create my own.

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TIGRKITTN 4/15/2013 12:26PM

    Life is a journey and it has its ups and downs. I've yet to meet anyone whose body doesn't go along for that ride! Seeing the patterns can only help, whether you aim for a huge leap forward or slow and steady. I'm glad to read you're doing so well, beautiful lady - keep it up!

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BUTTERFLYROSE1 4/11/2013 12:46AM

    YOu can do this. I know you can!

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MARTY728 4/10/2013 3:59PM

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BIGBEAROHYEAH 4/8/2013 7:33PM

    Wow Congrats on your trip this far It is amazing. I understand and can relate to it so far. I started this trip at 330 in september of 2011. Now I am at 240. If you still except friend requests I would like to send you one.

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MELISAF 4/8/2013 3:38PM

    I feel like I'm in exactly the same boat. Congratulations on continuing the journey for the long haul! Excellent and inspiring attitude as always!
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WOLFKITTY 4/6/2013 12:52AM

    Yeah...no. I've dealt with complacency before. This is not that. I respectfully disagree, but thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.

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EG8383 4/5/2013 2:15PM

  I beleive it's called complacency. Now it's time to put that spark under your feet and really work towards the goals you want to accomplish. You will conquer! Best of luck =)

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 4/4/2013 11:22PM

    What I see is that you mostly maintained your huge weight loss during a series of stressful events in your life. That is AMAZING. Many people fall apart when things get hard. Its good that you are evaluating and see where improvements can be made.
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HIPPICHICK1 4/4/2013 5:21PM

    What an extraordinary journey!
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YARDENXANTHE 4/2/2013 12:32PM

    You have come so far, and proven how determined you are. Looks like some major life events have affected your progress, but you are still trending downward.

You are such an inspiration, and I know you can do it!

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RUSSELLORAMA 4/1/2013 8:36PM

    It's awesome that you're so aware of what's going on and committed to making a change. I had a similar year last year and noticed that I was sort of phoning it in. We can do this!

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NGCHILD 4/1/2013 2:54PM

    All we can do is take one day at a time, one step at a time. Enjoy the journey!

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JESPAH 4/1/2013 1:20PM

    Plan the work, and work the plan!

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SUNNYDEJA 4/1/2013 12:47PM

    Thanks for sharing. I feel like I am moving forward ever slowly and sometimes it is hard emotionally when I have so much further to go to keep "building." Nice analogy. I wish you the best!
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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 4/1/2013 11:43AM

    You can do it, Jocelyn!!!

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CELIAMINER 4/1/2013 9:17AM

    What a great way to put things in perspective!

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MCJULIEO 4/1/2013 12:00AM

    You are SO on your way to SUCCESS!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 3/31/2013 7:04PM

    Really like that last graph - you've been really doing a lot!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 3/31/2013 4:02PM

    Great blog!! You're doing absolutely awesome! Keep on keeping on!

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/31/2013 3:52PM

    ahhhhh what an appropriate post for resurrection day! You got this sister.. you got it!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 3/31/2013 3:43PM

    Keep up the hard work, each day you are growing and learning. So proud of you for sticking to this even with all the road bumps along the way

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LOSE4LIFE47 3/31/2013 3:37PM

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