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Am I Losing my Spark?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Well, yes and no.

I'm still very much sticking to all the things I've been doing since day one--striving for balance, working out, eating well and in an apporpriate calorie range. I have no inclination to change these things even in the slightest. My weight loss has slowed significantly, but I have less than 15 pounds I'd like to lose at this point--I think that's pretty much to be expected. Incidentally, I now weigh what I weighed the day I got married, and I'm only about 5 pounds away from my weight in my senior year of high school!

But I've just found myself less present here on the spark site lately! It's not personal--I love all my sparkfriends to bits and pieces--but my focus has shifted a little this past month and I'm finding myself with less to say. What's good about this is that those healthy routines feel... well, pretty routine. There's not that much I feel I want to say about them right now! :-)

I'm happy to report that I'm LOVING swimming and am even pretty decent at it--learning a lot in a short amount of time. I'm also happy to report that I'm back to doing a tiny bit of running--a mile or two here or there--and my knee, while not 100%, is doing pretty well handling that. I love the routine I have at the gym and have met a lot of really great people there. Good stuff! I also like being at work again and am comfortable with working towards balance with work, workouts, and life.

But, other than that there's just not a lot for me to say. :-)

I'm still here, sparkfriends. My recent peace is leaving me with less to say, and I'm going to roll with that for now. I know the time will come again when there's more to reflect on. In the meantime, I'll still be here listening to what YOU'VE got to say. Keep at it, all!

Much love.
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    Its all good girl-- you still have a public account of your journey and that will continue to inspire while you are less present. :):) Happy for you!
    3090 days ago
    I guess I am going to say what just about everyone else has said to you, LOL.

    While I not quite as near my goal as you are I am beginning to notice that I have a life now. I run, I have more energy, Joan and I do more stuff and I don't spend as much time here as I did three months ago. I think it's called a new life and if it is what you are experiencing then Spark has succeeded in its mission. It has taught you new habits and new ideas.

    When I first joined Spark I had two friends here who reached their goals and they sort of drifted off and I really missed them and I was really peeved that they left. Time heals I guess while I still miss them I'm not peeved. They got what they came here for.

    I have always been a major fan of yours because of how you approach life and the journey you are on and because you always make me think.

    Reading your blog was a bittersweet moment for me. I'm happy for you but like looking into a crystal ball I know what's going to happen one day.

    Good For You!!!
    3091 days ago
    You have come a long way from the person I first read about a year ago. This is a great thing. You have accomplished so much this past year in getting yourself balanced an getting your food and exercise together. You should be very proud of yourself. I know I am proud to call you friend. You have been an inspiration to me and I am sure others.

    3093 days ago
    glad to hear things are falling into place, love that u are enjoying swimming, are able to do some running again, and that the balancing of work into your sched is challenging you, and u are succeeding, which is rewarding in itself :) i am with ya, down to about the last 19 to lose, not concerned with how fast it comes off as much as maintaining and enjoying that my 'routine' is now livin fit and healthy, woo!!
    3093 days ago
    Sounds like you have some type of balance with your life. Priority is key and right now those are working, exercise and your personal relationships. But really, sometimes there just isn't anything to say. I dig it! I'm glad to read this blog. You sound at peace
    3093 days ago
    Hey, sometimes having nothing to say is a really big accomplishment. I don't get that same sense of restlessness and turmoil from your recent blog posts as I did this time last year. As the cliche goes, you've come a long way baby!
    3093 days ago
    Congratulations, emoticon ! You are emoticon !
    3093 days ago
    This blog actually says a lot. It means you are getting on with your life and weight is no longer the big focus. You have developed good habits and you are sticking with them. That is awesome!

    Good to hear from you!
    3093 days ago
  • BANAN2
    Less to say as time goes on seems to be the norm with this process, as well as less time to spend on the site. I guess it's like raising kids...if you do it right , they get to the point of needing you less and less, though they still care about you, hopefully, and check in with you. As we find balance and health, we find a fuller life, and a full life takes time!! Just blog every month or so so we know how you're doing and post any good pictures!! Glad you are enjoying the swimming... that's something you can do all your life that is kind to your joints. Nice you've also met people at the gym... that will become another fitness community for you, like Spark. So, no, I wouldn't say you've lost your Spark at all, in fact your Spark is burning so brightly it is attracting all sorts of good things into your life.
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    3093 days ago
    Melissa - your blog made me smile this morning! Balance, peace and happiness - this is what I read and I am so excited for you! I think that this just proves that anything is possible and yet there are always new things to learn on this journey. Your progress has just been astounding and I am so thankful to have you as a friend. Thank you for being so special!

    3093 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2010 9:32:17 AM
    Loved your blog since it shows me the joy of life 'after' (joining) SP. There will be times I suppose I go elsewhere with my time and I'll return remembering how important SP was to my success!

    3093 days ago
    There does seem to be less to say as you figure it out and there are less ah-ha moments. Just doing your thing.

    I realized a few days ago-it really is a formula of calories, exercise, know the drill. Get it right and balanced and it all works. I don't write as regularly as others or I use to, but I read around the site to see how others are doing. Every time I read a blog I see how other people are doing and learn a little bit more.

    3093 days ago
  • KBEAR9963
    I know you are comfortable with your routines but try switching them up a little bit. When you keep to the same routines, your body adapts and weight loss is slow. If you add a little here or change a little there, maybe it will help you. Keep sparking and everything will work out! Good luck with your goals! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3093 days ago

    Success seems to be what you're experiencing. So happy that you are not far from goal and things are clicking along smoothly.

    Life is good and you seem to be on the right path!

    Deb :)
    3093 days ago
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