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Been gone for awhile...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

If there are any sparkfriends still around after all this time, I am thankful for that. I haven't been on here much at all since I moved and almost not at all for the last like 4 months or more. I could make a ton of excuses and tell you that I was planning the wedding and getting used to living in the new place and yes, my fiance was in the hospital for awhile, but really, I just didn't want to be in front of the computer all the time. I was out doing things and trying to live life. I am not at my goal. Yes, I would like to be smaller at the wedding, which is 8 days away (OH MY GOD!!!!), but I think that personally, I feel better knowing that I have been out and about and busy rather than sitting here on the computer checking in with spark. Not that I don't absolutely LOVE spark and all the people I have met here. It's just I couldn't make myself turn on the computer to check in. I don't know what was keeping me away really. I'm hoping I make sense to someone. LOL!
I did meet my goal of fitting in the smaller size dress (yay!) and I'm not as small as I wanted to be, but that's ok. I have been working out with a great group of people. They keep me so motivated and hold me accountable to come to class or join in for group runs. They are awesome! I have been doing things with them I didn't think I could do - scaling walls and running up and down the art museum steps. It's awesome. I began training for the broad street run (10 miles)and then was sick for three weeks and had to start over. I'm not actually running the race because I will be away on my honeymoon that day, but I did the training to run with the group and get better at my running. My longest run so far is 6 miles. NEXT year, I am totally running the whole 10 and participating in the race. Yeseterday I ran a little over 2 miles and then went up and down the steps. It felt sooooo good.
O, my plan is that after the wedding is over, I will come back to spark. I would like to start tracking my food and workouts, etc again. I know that really helped me. I think it will be just what I need to continue on this journey. I don't care that it is taking me a long time to reach my goal. I know that all the little changes I am making are sustainable and not extreme and I know that no matter how slow the weight comes off, I am healthier every day. I miss you all and will definitely post wedding pics for you when I return for good!! *Talk* to you in another week or so!!!!!!
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    Have a very lovely wedding day - make sure you remember to enjoy every moment! Looking forward to seeing your wedding pics :-D!

    Congrats on all your successes, this journey is all about what's right for you at any given time, it's obviously suited you working your program the way that you have. I look forward to seeing you about more after your wedding but it shows as well that spark doesn't have to be all or nothing for your program to work - everything in life is a balancing act and including a little bit of everything & hopefully it will mean that you stop by sometimes to catch up with old friends without it needing to take over too large a chunk of your life!

    Hope your fiance is doing ok now after his hospital visit.

    Wishing you both the very best for your big day & remember to also enjoy the nerves/excitement of your days in the run up to the main day too! I promise that in your future days to come you will look back on them with fondness!

    1731 days ago
    Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! I know you've been working towards this goal for a while. Enjoy your hineymoon!! Enjoy living life!!
    1735 days ago
  • TANYA602
    Oh how I hear you! I only allow myself so much time on the computer. How would we otherwise get in those life experiences! I'm so excited for you and your wedding being just around the corner!! Here's to many, many years of healthy happiness!

    1736 days ago
    Yes, you do make sense. I recently went through something similar with WOW, an online game I played for years. I was out doing things, living life, to such a degree that I just didn't have an urge to be on the computer as much and my gaming time dwindled. Similarly, there was a point when I would try to get over 100 Sparkpoints every day. Life offers so much more than a SparkGoodie.

    emoticon on building a healthier life on which your future will rest.
    1736 days ago
    congratulations on your upcoming wedding ! How exciting ! sounds like you have been busy and got a lot accomplished !

    1736 days ago
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