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Break Time aka I'll Miss You All

Saturday, April 20, 2013

I love Spark People. Absolutely love it. When people ask how I have lost weight, I give a huge amount of credit to this website and the people here. That said, it's time for me to step back a little.

As tends to happen, life is kicking me in the butt right now. My work schedule changed from never working more than three days in a row, all on second shift, to working a split schedule of 2nd and 3rd with a 6 day in a row streak. I don't know if I'm coming or going most days. I have yet to settle into a routine, because things are always changing. It seems like most days, all I do is sleep and work, and try to spend a little time with my family. My time at the gym and my time at Spark People has suffered.

Because I need to make my family my priority right now, I'm cutting back on the amount of time I spend here. I will still track and will still check in from time to time, but I won't be spending over an hour daily like I have in the past. I've also decided to not participate in any challenges for the month of May. I just don't have the time to be an active participant and I feel like I am letting other members of my groups down by doing so poorly.

I sincerely appreciate all of the friends I have here and all of the unending support I have received. You are all worth your weight in gold!

I'm not leaving forever, just taking some time off to try to get my life (and schedule) in some sort of order that works.

Take care and see you soon!
Shannon
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BARBIE176 4/21/2013 6:49PM

    emoticon I hope your crazy schedule is short-lived. I will miss you, but you are right to make your family a top priority. I pray that you will be able to fit in some sort of activity because I think it is important in taking care of yourself. Anyway, you will be missed, but I wish you peace and calm over your life. emoticon

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NANNABLACK 4/21/2013 8:42AM

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BEFIT014 4/21/2013 7:09AM

    Aww...I'm gonna emoticon ! But it is totally understandable. Take care, my friend!

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AMYBELLES 4/20/2013 11:35PM

    We'll miss you, Shannon! I understand you deciding to make family your priority though! That's the best choice! I take a break from the challenge some months, too. I do end up missing the team though, and keep coming back. The A&I BSG Challenge is the best!!!

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KARENLEIGH32 4/20/2013 10:07PM

    I agree that your self and family needs to be a priority! You have learned what you need to do as far as your health goes, just check in with SP from time to time to keep yourself in line. I wish you the best that life has to offer, see you soon!

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SISSYFEB48 4/20/2013 7:37PM

    Be faithful to yourself and what you have learned. When you have time, use this site however works best for you. That's why it is so great. Good Luck.
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ALEXSGIRL1 4/20/2013 4:41PM

    this place does a lot of good for people but it does eat up a lot of time family and gym time . i wish you well and hope to see you soon when things get in a better routine. those hrs are tough.

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/20/2013 3:51PM

    You do what is best for you! If that means stepping back from SP for a while so that you can try to get your life and / or schedule in some sort of working order, then that's what you have to do. Your family and getting to the gym is more important than getting on SP. I'm just glad you aren't leaving SP for good. If / when you get things straightened out you'll be welcomed back with open arms! If you can, please keep Debbie (DSCHAMBERS) in your thoughts and / or prayers. She is in the hospital and it is quite serious. I wrote a blog about her if you have the time to read it.

Take care of yourself and stop in any of the the team chat threads anytime if you want to. I'm assuming that you are dropping out of the challenges for the rest of the month then?

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KITT52 4/20/2013 11:44AM

    good luck

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/20/2013 8:46AM

    I've been stepping back as well. Less time on the computer and more time spent living real life. Wishing you the best.

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