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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Man I can't believe the last time I blogged was 2008 I guess I didn't have that much to say! I really got to say I'm able to talk with my group so I don't feel the need to blog here cause I feel comfortable talking to my group about any thing. I've seen alot of people come and go from this group and that bothers me a bit I used to be a quiter my x-husband would always say to me when I would try something new or join a gym to lose weight that I wouldn't stick with it I never do and to some point he was right {I also think if he encouraged me some I might have stuck with it better} But I look at him now and he is in way worse shape than me plus his teeth are falling out so ..... any way I have yo-yo's all my life with my weight it started my senior year in high school. I could no longer eat a pizza and not gain weight which was a total bummer cause I love to eat! my biggest weight was about 180 and the littlest I've been was about 9 yearts ago I was 117 but I only lived on diet coke and spinanch and baked potatoes I was too busy being single and having fun. Those day s are over! Ha! Ha! any way I don't think I've ever been healthy till I turned 40 I think that was a starting point for me Joining this group was the best thing I've ever done people now tease me at work cause I am so "anul" about counting cals and I'm "disciplined " with my exercise. Little do they know I hate to exercise and again I love to eat yeah it's a bit about control but it's also alot about support that the people that you care about give you. I don't believe anyone that says they love to work out I think there is a couch potato in all of us I think that people feel good AFTER they work out and that's why they keep going. My reasons for letting my weight out of control and stopping with my exercise is simple stress! Stress= eating for me and when I eat too much then I don't feel like doing anything let alone working out. Then it's like I spiral out of control. For every day that passes and I eat crappy and not work out then I feel even crappier if I let it go too long then it's a lost cause this is where the support comes in handy when I 'm having a bad day or two or three for that matter I know I can come to sparks and there will always be someone there to listen to me and help me back on the wagon with out that I would be a lost cuase . I'm pretty much at the weight I want to be at because of my sparks family and the challenges that we do every month they keep me motivated because now that I am over 40 I seem to be more competitive! Weird cause I was never like that in school! The things that I can do to improve is take challenges serious and keep checking in with my sparks group and keep counting calories and keep staying active! I've run 4 5k's in the last 2 years I'm proud of myself t=for that since I didn't start running till I was 40 and could only do it for a couple minutes and I thought I was dying so there is much improvment there again I don't like running I love the feeling after wards! And I'm definately worth it!
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    Char, yes, you ARE definitely worth it. You are an amazing and strong woman. Congrats on completing your four 5K races. That is an accomplishment! I don't think you are a quitter. You accomplish a lot in your life.

    3921 days ago
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