Sunday, June 29, 2008

It began with 'just one ice cream cone' with my grandchildren after school on a HOT, HOT day. Then another...then another...then another...and then I was OFF my PLAN and felt hopeless about getting anywhere with weightloss. Sighhhhh....

Also I retired, and almost immediately found another part time job (which I'm enjoying greatly) but it's the kind of job that will have me entertaining clients in Boston and meeting with potential clients in their offices.

Suddenly, my life is no longer one which will accommodate the inclusion of a little puppy, so I had to give up the idea of the Guiding Eyes for the Blind puppy, for which I'd gone to a great deal of effort to make my home prepared. SUCH a DISAPPOINTMENT!!! I daresay, I'm even experiencing a bit of a 'grieving process' over that.

It's been an effort to force myself to face what I'm doing to me. In 6 weeks, instead of losing, I've gained 13.5 lbs!!! I'd refused to get on the scale and face the truth, but my body was telling me. I'm ashamed and embarassed and feel defeated, but I've always let that stop me in the past, and once again, I'm stepping out and beginning again, but this time with a host of witnesses out there in Spark Land!

So, greetings to all you fellow strugglers in the battle of the bulge. Together we can do this.
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  • BONNIE627
    I sure hope so because right now I feel like that cat let's do it... hugs, Bonnie
    4739 days ago
    Love the kitty picture. So cute!

    Sorry for the disappointment with the puppy. Hopefully you get to do that at some later date. I know God gives us the desires of our heart, but it's rarely on our chosen timing. LOL!

    So glad that you are not letting your stumbling define you. We all stumble. I'm glad that you got back up, dusted yourself off and are continuing on the journey. You will reach your goals. Lean on God for strength, he is right there with you.

    4740 days ago
    First of all.. I love the kitty picture !!!!
    Then...... I understand the grieving process for the puppy. It was a terrible disappointment for you.
    Now... First thing is just because you have failed does NOT make you a failure. If it did there would be no hope for any of us, because we all have failed. So today is a brand new day ! Isn't it wonderful that God never stops giving chances !!!????
    Just try to change one thing... What is best for you? Right now I am adding the water back into my life.. But whatever it is that you need..... do Do not put it off. You are valuable! So valuable that God gave His Son for you ! So take care of you... We cannot afford to lose our Beebopalula
    So jump on board ! We an do this !
    4740 days ago
    Hi Cal...
    So this is day 1 of the rest of your life!!!
    If we're all honest, most of us can admit to the time (times in my case!) that events and circumstances somehow push our own needs to the back of the is YOUR time!
    You have had success before and you will certain find it again.
    The Lord is our Helper!! Please look to Him and He will guide your every moment.
    Blessings and hugs,
    4742 days ago
    This time's the charm! This time you're going to get to your goal!!
    4742 days ago
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