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#137 - MIA.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy Thursday, Spark Friends!

Sorry I have been MIA lately, but there's been A LOT going on.

Since my last blog, I've been really battling with my emotions and food cravings. I've been trying to find a new job as I am not happy (although I am grateful) with my current job now. I have been searching for over a month now, and I have not heard anything back. In addition, finances, relationships, and my injured foot have all led to a bout of depression. Because of it, I allowed myself to venture off of the healthy journey that I was on. Now, I'm back to the 160s the last time I looked at the scale which means I regained 20 pounds of the 30 I had lost which does not help at all.

Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to visit family as well as participate in the Color Me Rad 5K. BJ and I had a blast! That was his first 5K race, and now, he has 5K fever! Haha. So, we are signed up for two others in the fall, and we are looking at one or two more. emoticon

Really, the Atlanta trip (especially the 5K) really turned things around for me. I am in the beginning stages of getting back on my healthy journey. However, I am choosing to look at it as just that -- a healthy journey. While weight loss is great, I am trying to focus on other aspects of this process -- healthy eating, exercise, sleep, and how they make me feel. I am hoping that this will make it more permanent. Nonetheless, I am excited to restart this journey!

Also, I am excited to say that I have three interviews for jobs this week and next week! I interviewed with a bank on Tuesday, and they really liked me. I will not hear from them for another week or so as they had other people who interviewed at the same time. Today, I have a test with an insurance company! Lastly, sometime next week, I have an interview with a tax firm. I am so excited about all the possible changes coming up in my life!

In addition, I have kind of been taking a break from Spark. Truthfully, I felt like a hypocrite by giving advice about health when I was not taking it myself. Plus, I did not feel cheery when I was depressed. I didn’t think it was fair to all of you. Anyways, I am hoping to gradually get back to Spark soon. I do miss you all!

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    Things sound pretty normal for you - lots of ups and downs which is what life is, wouldn't you say?
    My life has been much the same with many ups and downs. I've had a lot of car trouble lately and last Friday the power went out for 4.5 days, but nothing that has driven me to eat madly or stop exercising. True I have had more rest days than usual this week, but this week has been anything but "usual!"
    1671 days ago
    I've been in the same mood. I'm finally back and getting back into the swing of things. Glad to hear that it seems like you're ready to get there too.

    1679 days ago
    It's impossible to feel bad at a Color Me Rad event! Glad you two participated and have the 5k fever. It's good to have things to look forward to, especially together.

    Stay focused, positive, and keep looking forward to new opportunities!
    1679 days ago
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    I'm so glad you posted this, as I have been wondering about you. I'm very glad to hear that you are excited about getting back on track. Don't beat yourself up for the fallout, as we have all been there. Just pick it back up and start again. Look at it this way, you already know the habits that work, so you just have to break away from negative habits and trade them in for the good ones! As for your words of encouragement to others here, I personally don't see you as a hypocrite, but rather a great encouraging friend to others. Hope to see you on spark again soon! I'm on here everyday, but hardly doing much with it just due to time constraints. Plus, the closer I get to delivery, the less energy I have to be an avid sparker! I'm ready to reclaim it though just as soon as this little baby is born! emoticon emoticon
    1679 days ago
    I'm so glad you're back and things are turning around for you! I'm sure you'll find something new in no time. I definitely agree with remembering that this is a journey. If you're always in diet/weightloss mentality then what will you do when you finally hit your goal?? It's about a healthy lifestyle. Obviously life gets in the way but it's supposed to! emoticon emoticon
    1679 days ago
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