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Monday, January 13, 2014

I am ashamed to say I fell off the wagon. I was doing so great right up to Thanksgiving and even a few days afterwards.

Then I started telling myself that "You are doing great and its ok just this one time."
The one time turned into that one week, and then into well I've done this bad whats the point.

I was afraid I was going to do this and I am not happy with myself. I went back to not eating breakfast and lunch and the exercise just dropped off. I got lazy.

I was then too ashamed to come back to spark people because of what happened. I didnt feel i deserved the community support for my bad choices. Which of course is absolutely ridiculous because that is probably when I needed it more than ever.

I am taking full accountability for my choices and it is my hope that I can start back up and fix what I have done. I have not stepped on a scale since November and I am now afraid to see what damage I did. I just know that if I am ever going to get fully healthy again I need to be more determined than ever!!


I received an email at work from my boss that I have printed up and I will take home and read every morning. I have typed it below.

Leave Excuses Behind

Excuses are the building blocks of failure. Actions are the building blocks of success.

At best, the energy you put into crafting a good excuse will merely keep you stuck where you are. Yet when you put the same amount of energy into taking positive action, you begin to move ahead.

When you notice yourself looking for an excuse, stop and ask this question. What action could be taken right now that would make the excuse unnecessary?

Excuses give you permission to give up. But that's not something you really want to do.

Dig deeper, past the superficial impuls to make an excuse.

Dig deeper, and connect with the things that matter most to you.

Make a new commitment to what really matters. Leave the excusess behind as you act to fulfill your best possibilities.
~Ralph Marston

So as I said before.......


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PLIDC1 1/14/2014 10:58AM

    Because you openly tell what is going on with you, it makes me think maybe I can, too!


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WATERONE 1/14/2014 10:31AM

    emoticon I've done the same thing many times. You aren't alone. Coming back here and getting started again is a great first step.

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MONTANAWALKER 1/14/2014 3:04AM

    emoticon Good to see your name pop up. So glad you just took a spark break and are ready to get back to tracking and walking.

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DASARMEHASEN 1/13/2014 2:20PM

    We all fall off the wagon from time to time. There is no shame in it. And you made the decision to come back. I am just restarting spark for the 4th time... and every time I return everyone is supportive and friendly and want to help me improve... again.

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MEMKEEPR 1/13/2014 1:39PM

    Life is a dance similar to the Two Step - a coupe of steps forward and one back. You can do this! emoticon emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 1/13/2014 1:13PM

    Well done for coming back. You aren't the first to drop out, and you probably won't be the last. The important thing is that you have decided to do it. Start taking those little steps today. Shout out if you need help or encouragement. I'm so pleased to see you back

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