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cracked windshield...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

i live in michigan. we have serious weather changes, literally in a matter of hours we can go from 70's all the way down to the 30's! of course this is a lot of strain on car windows, if you get a small chip in your window, but don't do anything about it, it can become a HUGE problem, affecting the whole integrity of the window. case in point, i had an itty-bitty chip in my windshield that after this past winter, has grown into a HUGE crack, from one end the other. *sigh* emoticon

i have noticed that "i" can have that same result... as my windshield. i have been MIA from sparks and living healthy (we will call this my little chip) i am getting back on track with eating and exercising... so, i have haven't done anything for my "little chip". so, i stepped on the scale, i had gained back the 12 pounds i had lost, the chip, started to turn into a crack... well, then i went back to karate, and was SO disappointed in my performance, it nearly broke me, emoticon . then i was so depressed, i thought about just giving up (crack getting bigger) emoticon , i went to work, and it started affecting my job (crack beginning to "spider" into other parts of my life... i was short with my husband (more spidering), didn't want to clean my house (bigger crack and spidering), and on and on.

that little chip weakened the windshield, and with the "extreme weather stress" (in this case, my life), the chip, went from itty-bitty to cracking and spidering out of control. obviously, i can't get a new "windshield" (new life), but my spark friends and my close family and friends in my life, have worked on repairing it.

i guess what i am saying is, don't let the little chips grow into something bigger, when you feel like you have a "chip", go to a windshield repair person (a.k.a. a support person) let them help you.

i am doing much better, and can barely see the crack,

take care of you, you are the only one like you, you are special and unique, and very important to so many people!

love to all!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RX_2_RV 5/1/2013 2:40PM

    I'm glad you are back!

Keep on fighting!

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SARIANEC 5/1/2013 10:12AM

    Great Blog! My chip had cracked, but working on the repair now.

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JAOTAO 5/1/2013 9:51AM

    Great analogy! A good reminder to me to not let those bad habits start to creep in and chip away the work I've done so far! I'm a Michigander as well, so I know exactly what you're talking about!

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JULIACOLLINS62 5/1/2013 8:44AM

    Great blog. It is so hard to feel safe and see where you are going with all thoise windshield occurrences.
So, what belt are you on? If you are away from Karate, do you start at the beginning again or pick up from where you left off?
Keep "kickin it" lady emoticon
Sincerely, Julia

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GLINDAW 4/30/2013 8:49PM

    This was a timely post for me. I've been logging in every morning...but I haven't exercised in weeks, haven't logged my food, etc. I think my weight is the same, but it may be up a few pounds. I will have to weigh in and get honest with myself tomorrow morning. I am BACK today. I logged all my food and walked on the treadmill. I've been making excuses saying I'm too tired. I'm starting to feel the way I did before I started exercising and I'm finally realizing that exercising makes me feel better and less tired. Duh! Thank you for the great blog!

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TUDAFD 4/30/2013 7:43PM

    emoticon emoticon I like your analogy. Our weather is like that, too. In fact, we're expecting snow tonight. It won't accumulate but it's 34-degrees right now and that doesn't include the windchill from our gale force winds. Brrr!

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