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Thanks SP friends for the love...


Monday, April 01, 2013

Last week was the first emotional trial I've had this year and it was a big one. Having someone you love and think so much of to pass away isn't easy. And for us that go to food for comfort and to soothe those raw emotions, it's what we want to do the most. Eat until we can't feel those feelings anymore. So every time I wanted to reach for something I knew I shouldn't have, I'd think about how hard I've worked to lose the weight I have. I'd tell myself "I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me". So when we went out to eat, I'd order healthy choices...when around all that food that was brought in after the funeral, I controlled the urge to eat foods that were unhealthy...you know the ones, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cake, pie, etc.

The love and encouragement I received from my Spark Friends was incredible! I can't tell you how much it meant to me to receive Spark Goodies and messages of encouragement. I live alone so when I'd come home to that empty house and felt I needed something...I'd go to Spark people and got what I needed, instead of going to food. Thank you for being there for me during this time and I hope I can be there for you as well when you need encouragement.

And the bottom line...I got on the scales this morning and I'm down almost a pound from last Monday. So glad I stuck to my program and didn't cave in~

Thanks again guys for the love and support you sent me~

Lawanda
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1BEACHWALKER 4/3/2013 10:15PM

    emoticon In fact I wrote about that very thing in my blog too. The support and friendship here has been so wonderful! Glad we could be there for you.
That is great you didn't cave in to overeating during all that! Congrats on the pound!!
Hang in there! Hope you feel much better soon! emoticon

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WINDSONG~ 4/2/2013 2:58AM

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GODS_TEMPLE 4/2/2013 2:07AM

    You did a great job of taking care of yourself during this hard week. Now you know that whatever comes your way, you have a new and better way to handle it. SP is like having another family to lean on.

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KING_SLAYER 4/1/2013 5:30PM

    Getting through an emotional issue without returning to old habits is a big victory for anyone. You have proven to yourself that you can handle situations and your emotions without turning to food. Excellent job to you!

I'm glad that at least you had Spark to receive some comfort from in your trying time. It is such a huge deal to feel like someone understands and is willing to put their hand on your shoulder, even if it is just a virtual hand.

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JULIERAE41 4/1/2013 2:25PM

    You are worth it! Your loved one would say so too! Way to go!

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MFBUTTERFLY 4/1/2013 11:58AM

    So glad you took good care of yourself!

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HOPERESTORED226 4/1/2013 11:48AM

   
Good for you for sticking with your program, that's awesome!

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