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Starting over (again - lol)


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I've been absent from the site for several months - just was getting overwhelmed with trying to keep up with this site - my yahoo groups - my regular email - etc. I was also walking at the local park - that stopped. I wasn't participating in my Boy Scout Troop like I had in the past.

Then something changed - last week I went for a doctor's appt. All is well but confirmed what I already knew in some aspects - arthritis - I have it in my right hip and have had pain mild/not so mild/none at all for the last 7 or so years. I also have high heridaty cholesterol which I've been taking meds for.

Bottom line - 1 - if I lose weight my arthritis will be better - 2 - my blood work showed my cholesterol has gone up so I now have to double my meds.

Ok - I can live with all that

What changed? Well for some reason I came back to the site and read a blog ( I belive it was from Pixie-licious) - one of the things that stood out to me was "little effort in = little effort out and much effort in = much effort out" or something to that effect. In other words we get out of something what we put into it. That was like a V8 moment to me (you know that commercial that the person gets bonked on the head because they coudda had a V8?) So..........

I'm trying to put more effort in - I went to a Scout meeting last night and stayed the whole meeting instead of going home within a half hour saying there was nothing for me to do. I also signed up for 3 additional merit badges - cooking - family life and gardening (I already am a Geocaching MB Councilor). I stayed for the whole meeting and actually stood in the circle at the end (something I hadn't done for at least a year). Effort in = effort out - quit standing on the sidelines expecting them to bring you stuff to do and then complaining you have nothing to do!!!!! Geez how simple does that sound!!!!

Walking - I was walking early part of the year - then just quit (part of that overwhelming) I was feeling pressure by it - feeling like I HAD to do it everyday. Well I DON'T but I WILL do it when and as often as my body feels it can. That's the best I can do. I also have podcasts on my IPhone that I want to listen to - what a perfect combination. I also decided that since I have my IPhone out I might as well take some picture of where I walk and post them (others motivated me with their pictures and it was a delight to see where they were walking)

So....enough for now.....must continue my day - oh and this is one of the first things that greeted me on my walk this morning



If you look really close there is a bee in the flower





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SHAMROCKY2K 7/10/2013 5:39PM

    emoticon Back! Glad you had that V8 moment. I sort of disagree with your friends quote.. I don't think it really takes a lot of effort to get the results. I have to say, though, I am on a slow and steady tract myself. Weight's important but physical activity is doubly important for staying in good health and keeping those meds to a minimum.
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SUSANNAH31 7/10/2013 4:55PM

    Welcome back to Spark People.
This is a great time to start over again.

I personally have started over several times.
And it is SO much better than just quitting altogether.

There are lots of us here who are working toward the same goals you have.
Come and join us!

Success is just around the corner.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 7/10/2013 3:15PM

  I've started over three times so far and figured out each time I start over means I have not quit or given up and neither have you and the pictures are so pretty and well worth the effort to take a walk thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BEHEALTHY2014 7/10/2013 11:35AM

    Welcome back! Sometimes we need a break so we can one back stronger.

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SPARKYTHECAT 7/10/2013 10:14AM

    Good for you for getting back into the swing of things. The site can be overwhelming (I have been there) and I started back again this past June. Keep up the awesome work! emoticon

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