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Abducted by Aliens?


Monday, August 27, 2007

Well, no..... That would be a good explanation for disappearing from SparkPeople for almost 4 months -- but that's not where I've been and I don't really have a reasonable explanation. Until this past week I just stopped tracking my meals and other goals, stopped reading and posting to the message boards. I think it started with having a huge amount of things I needed to do in the garden and couldn't keep up with posting, couldn't read the boards without feeling guilty about not posting, so I just put my head in the sand (garden soil, actually), and dropped out. I thought it would be just for a couple of weeks until I got "caught up" -- ha! -- you would think I would no longer be able to fool myself with that line....

So I've gone back to Stage I, and am getting back on track with tracking food and goals. I'm not sure what I'll do about posting. I had only been able to really keep up with one of my three teams even before becoming overwhelmed. AND, I've missed all of my spark friends -- I did think of you all while I was "away". I think I'll try just keeping up with this blog and inviting my friends to touch in with me here for now. And try to touch back in with my teams enough to catch up with what's been happening in my friends' lives.

So, I gained back almost 10 pounds and it was mostly due to portion control. Well -- sugar, too. And other white carbs. OK - I was practically binging at times.... I DID keep up with exercise by working hard in the garden most of that time -- often 6 to 10 hours in a day (mostly projects -- I don't have THAT many weeds!). Time for bed now. I'll share more of what I did on my summer "sabbatical" in the next day or so. It feels good to be back.

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1234MOM 11/11/2007 7:25PM

    Well I've been waiting for you to arrive. Your garden should be a put away for the winter by now. Mine is, but I do have a bucket of ripening tomatoes in the garage. So 10 pounds to lose...me too. Last Fall I popped upt to 165 around Chrismas and have been struggling ever since trying to get it back off. One morning I saw 169 and flipped...now I'm back down to 165.

So the garden isn't keeping you busy...what is?

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ATRANSFORMATION 8/28/2007 12:30AM

    Ah...the old white sugar demon....he'll get you every time.~~~~Pulling back is not necessarily a "bad" thing, you know. I bet your garden is lovely and it, like we, treasures the time spent together.

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