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The emotional Journey


Sunday, September 15, 2013

I am so fully aware now of how important it is to make ME a priority. I hate it because it sounds so selfish but my story is proof of how detrimental it is not to. I first joined sp in 2007 after having already lost 60 lbs before I discovered sp. I ended up losing 50 more lbs in 6 months. I worked so hard. I got in the best shape of my life. I kept the weight off for a couple years and maintained my exercise routine pretty well too. Then major changes happened and my family changed (new partner and his kids added to my household). I tried to make them feel at home and made meal plans to accommodate their tastes and rearranged the house sacrificing my space to exercise and my time to workout so I wouldn't bother them. And in a new relationship trying to accommodate the "being together" time with someone who has no interest in working out or eating healthy, ended up being more sacrifice from doing what I needed to do to be healthy. Now after 3 years of this I have gained 35 lbs and I am so frustrated and angry and sad. (An edited post I made toady on a team page.)
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I just thought it would be interesting to see the emotional progress I will make as I get back on track again.
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CAROLIAN 9/16/2013 2:45PM

    I know how it is been there but not anymore Mine is coming off again slowly Yours will go away again emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BR0NW3N 9/15/2013 10:00PM

    I know what you mean. I was able to get down to 180 lbs. several years ago, then a whole bunch of things changed and I found myself unemployed and with my life thrown in a blender. Even when I found work, it was miles away so I had to deal with a long commute on top of everything else. Gradually my weight crept up and now I'm at an all time high. I feel awful, and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror.

Now that I'm in a job that I like (and where they seem to like me), I feel secure enough to try shifting the focus back to me. At least a little bit.

The fact that you lost so much weight, though, gives me hope. You did it before, so you can do it again. And maybe, so can I.

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