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Thursday, November 26, 2009

As I put my belt on this morning, I realized I might need to get a new, smaller one since I need to go farther than the last hole will allow. When I started SP (I think it was 2, 2 1/2 years ago??), I was on the last hole of the belt-- just on the opposite end. That realization made me think a bit--and look at myself (my stomach) in the mirror, thinking , "Wow, I look pretty good."

Even though I haven't been active on SP in about a year and haven't been exercising a lot or tracking food, SP still plays a daily role in my life. Even though I didn't fully "get it" at the time, SP really is a lifestyle change...and one that has become ingrained in me. I am conscious of the food choices I make- and when I CHOOSE to eat something that is "less healthy," I do it with awareness. I have significantly cut down on my "mindless" eating, though on occasion I still go there but I don't beat myself up for it. And I'm no longer stressing that I'm not on SP like I used to be. It's ok. It used it exactly as I needed it at the time, and I continue to do so in the way I need to now, even if it is more in my head and less on the computer. I may be back here to track exercise soon as I begin training for my part (4 mile hike up a snowy mountain) in an early Spring 5 leg team race (not sure what they are called after Triathlon) and perhaps doing my own triathlon later in the Spring. Either way, I know that without SP- and ESPECIALLY without the friends and teams on here that supported & encouraged me- I would not be this healthy or feel t
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    It was so nice hearing from you again! And I think that you have learned, as most of us have, that this site helps you make those healthy choices, so if you're not on here regularly, you can still be healthy. Sounds like you're really doing great! Best wishes on your training and your whatever-athons!


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