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Time To Start Again

Friday, April 25, 2014

I did SO well last year. And then... stress, mostly, from an intense, long-term project at work combined with the coldest and darkest winter I can ever remember (and that's saying something!) de-railed me. I didn't feel like getting out of the bed in the cold and dark (I sense a theme here) to hit the treadmill, didn't feel like going after work to the aqua aerobics and get out into a cold car in the dark. Hmmmmm. It is so easy to fall out of good habits and back into old not-so-good routines. I know this. I knew this. And yet.

I stepped on the scales this morning and .2 of a pound would have pushed me back into a range I never want to see again. So it's time to renew, revitalize, revamp and re-lose. Today. Now. Forever. Time to stop the need to start over. I will do this for once and for all.


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BESSHAILE 4/25/2015 7:36AM

    oooo I know that feeling - so close to the edge of badness. Well. You have a reprieve and now get to start fresh and new and sparkling - and now it's at least Not-So-Dark. Been pretty chilly in my neck of the woods but somehow, coming home in daylight even if you did go workout after work is just so much easier.

I hope your summer has zero stress and you can make great progress on your journey to good health.

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MELITAG 6/17/2014 9:13PM

    I can relate to the winter - ours was bad also and I easily packed on 10 pounds - but the sun is shining again and it's a great time to start over. Good luck to you - keep those visualizations and someday they will be real - not just a goal. emoticon

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LOBOSMOMMA 4/29/2014 11:52AM

  Welcome back! I'm right there with you. I'm making more of a habit to track my food, and it's already helping me stay accountable. I'm really needing that! emoticon

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TRAVELGO 4/25/2014 6:34PM

  Good for you!!!

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AKATHLEEN54 4/25/2014 8:21AM

    Welcome back. So glad you are committed to staying healthy!!

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JANET552 4/25/2014 8:08AM

    It is easy to go back but, good for you for stopping it NOW!! Good luck!

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JAROL7 4/25/2014 7:40AM

    DECIDING is 90% of the process ... the rest is just following your plan.

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TIME-4-TINA 4/25/2014 7:17AM

    Glad to see you are back! (I'm assuming you haven't been on here) Staying active on spark can only help you. I know it helps me. I had to quit the gym back in January. I haven't lost any weight since then. which is disappointing. However, I still come on here and track my food, so I have not gained anything. I can thank spark for that. Now that the cruel winter is over, I am getting out and exercising a lot more, so I am hoping the scale will move soon. I know starting over can be tough, but you've taken the first steps. Good for you! Keep sparking!

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