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Starting Again: A New Life Chapter 50!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Most of what I've posted in pictures of me are me turning 50 this last week at Breitenbush hot Springs in the Cascade mountains of beautiful Oregon. In this particular picture my friend and I were just being really goofy it was the 50 dance announcing to the river that we'd made it.

I find myself here again at Spark People after about a 3 month hiatus& I've put back on about 8 lbs through all of the stress of my last semester of school and other life changes happening in my life.

The good part is that I've started doing yoga emoticon three days a week and I've been doing great things for myself like giving myself a retreat for my birthday and went hiking emoticon emoticon for a couple of days with a good gal friend. The bad part is I've really lost out on what I learned from this program and I know that I am not starting by scratch but somehow it feels that way to me. 8 lbs is not 20lbs! But it feels defeating and not where I wanted or imagined myself to be as I landed on the 50 milestone. All I can do is to take it back to start again and to be honest with myself.

Thank you for reading my most recent Blog Entry as always your support through Spark People is always appreciated. emoticon

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    I see we have several things in common. I lived in Vancouver Washington for 15 years with my family and loved it there. We spent a lot of time exploring Oregon and it is a beautiful state. I went back to school and got my masters in writing at Portland State University which I finished in 2007. I was 47 then and I'm 53 now. I am now teaching ESL at Southern Utah University. I also am back at spark because I have recently gone through some stressful times and gained 20 pounds. Good luck with your schooling.
    1539 days ago
    On the right track! best is yet to come
    1724 days ago
    Thank you Cheryl Anne, Appreciate your kind and motivational words on my blog.
    1725 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    More like: Picking Yourself, Dusting Yourself Off, and Continuing On Your Way as opposed to Starting Again!
    It sounds like you learning quite a few things during your hiatus, so make the best of what you learned with a positive and motivating self-attitude and soon you'll be where you want to be.

    You got this dear, you can do it!
    1725 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/3/2013 10:54:08 AM
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