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Turning it back around......

Monday, June 17, 2013

Well, it's real hard to admit this, but after 3 years of healthy living and sparking, I fell off the wagon. For the past year, I added 40 lbs back. Egads. Typing it out makes me take a deep breath because there is the truth in black and white. It happened slowly, insidiously, creeping in. I really thought I had figured it out, finally, finally. I have chastised myself over and over and got really depressed. But, a few weeks ago something "sparked" in me again. I've been back on spark and it feels like home again.....why did I leave? I've turned things around from gaining to losing and that horrible bloat has finally left. I hope I'm here to stay for the next 42 pounds and forever.
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    Welcome back. I think it's human nature to think we've got things figured out, and then to relax. I did the same thing after I lost 40 pounds. At least you have all the knowledge from your past success to turn this back around.

    I have a feeling that those who help others "figure it out" - Weight Watchers leaders, Spark coaches, and nutrition instructors, etc., might have an edge on staying healthy. They are always thinking about healthy lifestyles, so they can't let it slip their minds. Also they have they accountability of the folks they teach/mentor watching them, following their example.

    Good luck with your return to healthier habits!!
    1486 days ago
    So glad you decided to come back. This is the place to be! emoticon emoticon back!
    1496 days ago
  • RIGEIN24
    You're not alone...we'll offer you a hand to help you back up again. This is for life, doing what it takes to keep your body healthy and fit. The pounds don't matter. Just take care of you--and give yourself plenty of acceptance, forgiveness and love along the way.
    1496 days ago
  • ZOLS00
    It's not a sprint, it's a marathon. We've all fallen off the wagon, but the most important is deciding to get back on. You are evermore the inspiration because not only is your exercise routine something to emulate, but knowing that you're human makes me know I can do it too!!
    1496 days ago
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