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Making a New Start

Monday, August 31, 2009



Well here I am. This is the place where I will make or break the patterns of the past. I have been on kind of a Spark break for a couple of months. At least for the most part. Yes, life got in the way. Or at least I let it. I could go on & on about what happened and give every excuse that we have all heard . But the simple truth is I got too busy to care whether I was here or not. I sure do thank my friends for not giving up on me and for being there for me , even when I didn't check in for a couple of days. No I don't think it is expected of me, but when you share with people and they share back, you start to care , I mean really care about their wellbeing. So I always figured the respectful thing to do was to let at least one person know what is going on. Even if I wasn't there ,they would have an idea of where things were at.

So now starts the next part of this journey. The wonderful leader & friend on one of my teams labeled today 'Makeover your Mindset Monday' . Boy that is so approiate for me. Not only for today, but for the rest of my life. I think it will take some time for this to happen. I think that a lot of the problem is complancey . I am comfortable at this weight and that tends to get me into trouble. I think That is why I stall at this stage. Of course if the stall lasts too long I am back where I started. I do Not want that this time nor will I allow myself to let that happen. Yes I realize that the choice is mine. So right here and right now I choose to continue with the path I set for myself 2 years ago this month. In that 2 years I have lost 60 lbs and I am so happy & proud to have done that. There is still 40-50 lbs left to get rid of and this time I am committed to doing just that.

And then there is the exercise demon. I was doing good on that for quite a while and then the only exercising I was doing was general. Mowing & that kind of thing. Doesn't do much for the endurance. I can feel the difference. So I will also get my room in the basement ready for that portion of my new mindset. That one always takes the longest. hehehe

So for better or worse, I am back here to do what I need to do and hopefully help others along the way. Thanks for sticking by me and letting me get thru the trials & tribulations of life and come out on the otherside knowing that this is where I need to be.
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  • CAROLYN0107
    Congratulations on your 60 pound weight loss!
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    4150 days ago
  • BUFFALOGAL1952
    Deuce...So glad to see you are back and ready to go for the Gold! I really missed you girlfriend! Glad you are moved and settling in. I will be looking forward to hearing from you! LOL!
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    Claudia
    4157 days ago
  • LMSW55
    Deuce, your blog is very heartfelt and I am certain that many will relate to where you are at. Accept where you are and move forward. You have acheived so much already. emoticon
    Mary

    4157 days ago
  • MAMASALLYSOCKS
    MooHoo and (((cow cuddles))))
    4157 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2948406
    hey lady! we all need to take a break from "losing for awhile". I basically did that this summer and maintained my entire weight with spark and excercise so dont be hard on yourself. it will just rejunventate you for the next stage of your joureny. always here to cheer you on. let me know how i can help anytime. your support got me very far and i will always be grateful to you friend.!
    4157 days ago
  • TAZZIE5
    Welcome Back! Always great to see you.
    emoticon on reaching your goal.
    Good luck on going for your next phase.
    Blessings to you.
    4157 days ago
  • MAURIZIA
    {{{{{Deuce}}}}} My muse returns!

    Love you!
    Maurizia
    4157 days ago
  • TCIGIRL
    I am so glad your back! We are both back! I completely understand your situation. You have done sooo well . I am so inspired by you! Welcome back.
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    Irma
    4158 days ago
  • JMCAMJ1
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    i'm trying to get back myself
    4158 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Welcome back to getting your mind set again... Yep we miss you for sure... but totally understand "STUFF HAPPENS" and life sure gets in the way at times...
    I'm so proud of you for keeping the loss of 60 pounds... That is AWESOME!

    Good Luck getting that basement set up... Time for some Bike riding my friend... lol emoticon
    maybe I will attempt to join you... lol

    Have a great day!

    ((hugs))

    S*P*L*A
    *S*H***
    4158 days ago
  • MARATHON_MOM
    Welcome back!!

    Becki
    4158 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2244567
    DEDUEC IS BACK!YEAH!BOY DID I MISS YOU MY FRIEND!NOW YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GOT TO DO AND WE WILL ALL HELP BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP AS WELL!GLAD THE MOVE IS OVER AND ARE YOU ALL UNPACKED? AND WE ARE WAITNG FOR LOTS OF PICTURES!SEE YOU ON THE TEAM CHAT MY FRIEND HUGS,CHAR
    4158 days ago
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