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Diary of A Fluffy Chick.... Going Cold Turkey

Friday, January 17, 2014

Another new year, and new resolutions... Well, I only made two resolutions this year, and one was to drink more coffee, and the other to eat more chocolate, and I have already broken one... I have to NOT eat chocolate.... You see I am once again crawling back to Spark People, because I have failed to stick to it yet once again... I have asked myself why is it so hard now, when for a whole year I tracked what I ate, I exercised regularly, I blogged, I was involved in teams, and then all of a sudden I just quit! I could give you a litany of excuses such as,1) I started Home Schooling my 16 year son, and that drove me nearly insane, and I have NOT recovered yet, in fact, I am so crazy that I decided to do it again this year!!! 2) We changed churches and to a Baptist one at that, and anyone who knows anything about Baptists, they like their food like they like baptizing until you bubble! LOL 3) My 7 year God Son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and my whole schedule changed and I go and take care of him 3 days a week after school, and all day when he is not in school. 4) I am also making sure that my 83 year old Mother-IN-Law gets food every night, and when she calls and needs something I am available.... Really all of this is no different that any other person's life, we are all busy.... However, after great soul searching, I finally figured out what was the one thing that has kept my attention away from Spark People and this CANDY CRUSH SAGA, and all other games that I was playing on Facebook!!!!!!!!!! Instead of coming here and being nourished with kind words, great information, and encouragement, I would play those games... No wonder I am depressed because you get stuck on levels that you can't beat for weeks at a time, and you become almost like a gambling addict, you just can't stop!!!! Laugh if you want to, but it is the truth!!! Of course, I gave up watching my diet, and just did not seem to care anymore. I have not been able to exercise due to an injury to my knee that looks to be permanent, and money has prevented me from being in the pool.... So I feel defeated.... BUT!!!!!!! I took the first step 2 days ago and deleted all my game accounts, and quit cold turkey!!!! I am still tempted to reactivate them, and I am getting invites from everyone, because they need me to send them help for their levels, but I have to just persevere and not do it!!!! So now I have free time to be on Spark and get myself pulled back together, and start doing something productive... I am very busy, but I need an out lit to keep my thoughts and prayers in one place so I can focus more on my health.... So today is a new day, I have done well this week, my glucose numbers are looking a bit better, so now I move on and take one day at a time..... Thank you Spark for giving a place I can come "home" to....... Shannon
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MNOT2THICK 1/22/2014 9:59PM

    emoticon emoticon Oh sister, you are not alone. Candy crush saga has been my addiction for the past 9 months. Sometimes, I forgot to even spark. emoticon Going through withdrawal right now. emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 1/18/2014 9:29AM

    emoticon Missed you!!! I know how games can be. I don't play on facebook but I do play games on my nook, and yes, it's very addicting!! For me I know it's time to quit when the battery goes dead!! LOL!!

Hope to see you on the team!! Have a wonderful weekend and you can and will do this!!! emoticon

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TIRED49 1/17/2014 11:19PM

    You are not the only one, I get addicted to games too and to reading books. Sometimes I have to set the timer, just to get myself off of Facebook and get something done around the house. I lost 10 lbs before Christmas, being involved in a Spark challenge, then gained it all back when we stopped and Christmas and eating came along.
I am in a new challenge now and determined to stay focused, once and for all.

Keep it up, if we don't go forward, we go backward.

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CATLADY52 1/17/2014 5:40PM

    Games can be fun but when they take up hours on end I'd say they are addictive and we should get away from them. I say that as an addicted gamer myself. I confess. Although, at times SparkPeople can be addictive! emoticon

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JANET552 1/17/2014 10:01AM

    emoticon You make a good point about how we spend our time -- do we nourish our minds?? We need to do just that. I stopped playing FB games though I still play some cards on the computer and one game on my Kindle. I should stop those too -- better to read a book if I want to just sit. At least that engages the brain.

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GOLFGMA 1/17/2014 8:25AM

    Love to play games, but, don't do any reaching stage type games. Like playing Canasta with a team but no more than 2 games per night. I think the key to games and eating is moderation. I love the exercise the computer allows me to do with coach Nicole and Leslie Sansome DVDs. I applaud you on the help you are providing for others and on your decision to replace games with positive adjustments to your schedule. emoticon

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BELLA-ONMYWAY 1/17/2014 7:38AM

    Welcome back, Shannon. I hear you with Candy Crush Saga. I've just returned back and decided to open a new account. I only stayed for like 3 months the last time I was on here (which was exactly a year ago!)

I lost around 70 pounds 5 years ago and managed to keep most of that off for around 2 years. But slowly, the weight started creeping up on me because I started changing my eating habits once again. Thank God, I decided to do something about this BEFORE I was at my highest weight ever once again... Well, I was only around 10 kilos away, mind you, but well, losing 10 kilos can easily take me 22 weeks! (10 kilos = 22 pounds)

I am going to send you a friend request on here (please accept, I won't invite you to candy crush games! :p ) haha

You can do it, Shannon!


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LEANJEAN6 1/17/2014 7:19AM

    emoticon --I missed you Sue!

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CHALLENGER15 1/17/2014 5:53AM

    Yes, that was exactly what I found about the games on Facebook. I was spending a lot of time playing Farmville, and I think there is at least a Farmville 2 now. LOL


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GHOSTFLAMES 1/17/2014 5:08AM

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