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A look back.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

It's been almost a year since I first joined Spark. The past few months I have been "off the rails", telling myself that I'm trying but not really. As a result, I am back up to the weight I was at last year when I started.

I just took a few minutes to read some of the blogs I posted last summer, just looking for some extra motivation. I found a rollercoaster! One day so motivated and excited, and then down in the dumps the next day. I wrote a lot about life "challenges" that got me off track (stress, sadness, etc). You know what? I don't remember a single event that caused any of those down days. They surely had a big impact at the time, but now they're gone. Today there are new problems and stressors that feel so big. It's a bit comforting to know that tomorrow they won't matter so much.

BUT... the choices you make because of those events? Those do matter. I allowed myself to make bad choices based on temporary events. And now I regret it. Good thing it's not too late to learn from my mistakes.

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