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A perfect time to come back to SP

Sunday, November 17, 2013

It's not like I ever really left, but life got in the way the last few months and I stopped following friend feed and stopped tracking. But all has been good. Busy, but overall good. I am 6 months into maintenance and every day is about choices. So far the choices I am making are paying off and I've stayed within my 5 lb range and my clothes fit just as I think I want them to. But I need something to keep me inspired. I tried using new apps for tracking, but nothing had that SP feel that I found so helpful. Today I realized I need a new challenge. When I started SP my first challenge was the Bootcamp Workout Challenge and I loved it. I've also really gotten a lot out of the 5% Challenges. In the last week I've set goals again here on SP regarding fitness minutes, but I need a new challenge. I like the accountability - in fact, I thrive on it.

On the home-front, things are also good. We've been busy being active - we did our 3rd 5K yesterday and had a great time. And DH and I've recently broached the subject of getting a new dog. But we are tentative, maybe a bit scared. Auggie was the dream dog - so easily trained and such the best buddy. Maybe by winter break we'll be ready to go looking in a more serious way.

Alright, beautiful SP friends, have a wonderful week! I hope all's well, and if anyone has any ideas for challenges, I'd love to hear from you.
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  • SAPHRAEL
    It's good to see you again! I'm glad maintenance is working for you. I may create my own personal commitment, so I can have that visual motivator.

    Thanks!!
    1036 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    Find an new interest that gets you out with other people and gives you physical activity. Volunteer at a no kill shelter, go to water aerobics, yoga, zumba....
    1042 days ago
  • MEH50BEWELL
    Oh I knew you'd do great on maintenance!! Nice to see a blog from you. Good luck in choosing a new furry friend. Whatever you decide - it will be the right decision emoticon
    1043 days ago
  • TRUCKERWIFE2
    Hope you find that challenge that inspires you. So good to see you are staying within range. Welcome back to SP. You inspire me to keep trying no matter how many times I fall down. Good for you on the 5k's and hope you find the right dog. Our older dog is also the perfect dog. Our younger dog is our perfect dog in training. She is a bit more of a challenge. Glad you took your time to grieve before you've gone out to look for another dog. Have you gone on your fall field trip? If so, how did it go? Hope to hear from you soon. So happy to hear from you again. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1044 days ago
  • GEMINISUE
    Welcome back!

    Read your blog, the one below this one, it has the answers! Smile and be happy, your doing it, staying within 5 lbs, so proud of you.

    Do you and your husband go for walks, together? If not, I think that would be fun to do. Maybe, even hold hands and give each other that special look and who knows what could happen, maybe more exercise, shhh tmi. enjoy!

    Hugs
    Linda
    1044 days ago
  • KRICKET57
    Welcome back and enjoy the challenges.

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    1044 days ago
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