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Life changes

Monday, September 09, 2013

I moved back in with my sister on the island. I'm deeply grateful that I got that sister. She's been so supportive of all my trials, including moving to the city and moving back here last week.
I loved living in the city and there are things I'll miss, like the few little minutes it took me to get everywhere, but it's too unstable especially if you can't afford an apartment on your own. Even then, the landlords have a bad habit of significantly raising the rents every year.
I'm happier than I thought I would be coming back. I've been relying on public transportation and my bike, but now that the rainy season is approaching, I'm going to get a car. That will make life easier since I live at the far end of the island. This darn rock is so hilly, it takes me over an hour to get 10 miles on my bike. Sure, I might be able to crack a nut between my knee muscles, but I can do without that much wear and tear.
I'm also happy to report that I'm down to 150 pounds! That's a total loss of 48 pounds since I started Sparking 3 years ago. More significantly, I've been keeping off the weight because I have plenty of practice stopping binges and recovering from binges faster, along with improving my eating habits for the long haul. Patience and practice are easier said than done, but it's worth not giving up on. WE are worth not giving up on.
My HIIT trainer signed me up for an 8 week Introductory Fitness Trainer class because she was hoping I'd be interested because she thinks I'd be great at it, she said. I honestly don't know, which is why I'm glad the YMCA offers this Introductory class. I love exercise and I'd love to lead others, plus I loved my anatomy and physiology classes in school so that'll be great. But it's the business part of it that I'm not sure I'd love - advertising and recruiting students and I don't even know what else. We'll see. Maybe I'll love it and eventually get paid to work out!
I hope you're all doing well and feeling great!


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  • v NORASPAT
    Things are looking good Sharon
    Make yourself an accountability chart.
    It is easy for me to do blogging every day. You have a long commute now so the chart will keep you on track. I might just be asking you how many days you were able to do it.(HUGS)

    No stress! When you fall, you just have to climb right back. HUGS and so much love Pat in Maine.
    Great job on all those pounds gone. Excellent job !
    Even better job accomplishing so much more. You are the emoticon
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    974 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    Woohoo on your loss and move back to the island. Wonderful!
    977 days ago
  • v 2BEHEALTHY2014
    Congrats on your loss! That's something to be proud of. I'm glad things are going well with you living with your sister. Good luck on the fitness training class. It would be awesome to get paid to work out. I agree with you on the business part of it.
    992 days ago
  • v TEXASFILLY
    emoticon emoticon Congratulations on your new weight! And a big emoticon on moving back with your sis. I'm sure it will all work out in your favor. emoticon on becoming a workout trainer~ heaven knows, you've got the experience. Keep up your great momentum, sunshine~ emoticon BB~ emoticon
    994 days ago
  • v CONTENTCHRIS
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    So happy to hear your back with your sis.

    I think you will do good in any place just why not be happier with sis?

    Good call!

    150 is a nice weight and I bet you looking good still,

    You got a lot of muscle and it will have you weighing a bit more too.

    Your final goal may need slight alterations but

    I think your wonderful just as you are!

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    994 days ago
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  • v ESILBO
    emoticon emoticon emoticon SO PROUD OF YOU SHARON. 48 POUNDS GONE FOREVER IS JUST AWESOME.
    GOOD LUCK IN YOUR NEW LIVING ARRANGEMENT, YOU HAVE BEEN DOING WELL BEFORE WITH YOUR SIS AND BF SO IT SHOULD GO FINE.
    I COULD SEE YOU AS A TRAINER, JUST TRY AND SEE IS A GOOD IDEA.
    HAVE FUN WHILE DOING IT.
    LOVE
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    995 days ago
  • v NORASPAT
    Hey you tried it and now you know it was fun while it lasted but now you have made a choice. Some people never try the adventure. I am so proud of you. I am really not losing but my pants keep falling down. I can walk up inclines easily and I love to walk an d move fast. I am happy. We do what we need to do to keep ourselves that way. I am so happy you are back. Will you stay 2 wheeled or Island HUGS and so much love. Come to Maine any time. Bring your sister too, no problem. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    995 days ago
  • v FROSTY99
    So glad you were able to move back with your sister. It is wonderful to have the support of family. You are doing soooo good- emoticon . I am sure things will quickly fall into place and getting a car will really make a big difference.
    995 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    You doing so great I can see you as a personal trainer
    995 days ago
  • v IAMWINNING
    emoticon Let's hear it for loved ones who are always there for us!
    I know you loved things about living in the city, and I'm sorry it didn't work out for you to stay there; but if/when you get a car, the commute shouldn't been a big problem - plus you'll be out of the rain. Wishing you the best of luck in finding "the" right car for you.

    So you don't want to be hired out to crack nuts between your knees. emoticon Ok, you're entitled to be and do what you want - go for whatever that is! And if being a Fitness Trainer is part of that, more power to ya.

    Congratulations on the 48 pounds lost and many more congrats on working on the binges and recovery from same. I'm very proud of you, and you inspire me to keep on keeping on. Some day I'll be able to say I've lost 48 pounds (or so); even tho' I'm no where near that yet.

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    995 days ago
  • v ALICEART2010
    Island life sounds fantastic! Is it Vashon?
    995 days ago
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