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Where did the year go??

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I have been MIA from spark off and on most of the year. It has been a rough year. Seems like the last couple years have been really rough.

I thought of leaving spark but then on the other hand I miss it. And I honestly need it and need to start using the wonderful tools here as well as I have some wonderful friends here =)

I'v been having some health issues, medication changes, down moments, no energy, total lost of motivation =/ Don't know what happened. Well I do it was a rough and sad year =/ I guess I've kind of given up on myself and thats not good. I've gained weight this year some I don't know how others you know emotional roller coaster seems to go hand in hand with food. Actually my biggest culprit is soda! That Dr. Pepper. At one point I had stopped drinking it and just had it on rare occassion. But it's been my crutch my comfort for some reason and it puts the weight on me fast. So time to wean off it again.

I have to turn things around sometimes I see "I'm worth it" other times I lose sight of that for some reason. My doctor keeps telling me I have to do this for "ME" and that I have to see "I'm worth it" so those are things I have to work on. Some days because of health issues it hurts just to get out of bed! I have to learn to work with the changes. Not give up but just take little baby steps. I need to learn when I can push myself and when I need to not stop or give up but to not push to much. Like with many things it's a balancing act. Right now I'm not balancing to well I'm leaning way off to the side.

So I still have time to make some changes in 2010 and I'm not giving up! Just have to refocus! Maybe 2011 will be my year! =)
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  • LUV_VICKIE
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    3634 days ago
  • BARETREES130
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    The tools here are so helpful Ada! I have some information on sugar addiction too. It might help you with the soda addiction. I'll email it to you. Love you!
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    Baby Steps!!
    3659 days ago
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    Ada, emoticon it has been a very rough year for you what with your mom's stroke, grandmas death, bil having cancer and your body pain, it's no wonder you have gained weight. Your right about stopping the Dr Pepper. When I stopped having soda, I lost quite a bit. Now, I may have a few ounces every 3 or 4 months.

    Please remember, when your hurting, do some work and exercise but don't over do or you will be in bed for several days. I don't remember right of the top of my head if you have Fibromyalgia or not but the body pain yells it and with all the stress of the last year, you could very well have developed it if you didn't have it before. Hang in there sweetie. You can get through this and back on your feet heading for better health. emoticon emoticon
    3659 days ago
  • SUE1512
    No maybes on 2011 - just make it your year! Life can be tough - but make yourself tougher by focusing on YOU. You can't change what has happened, but you can change today, tomorrow and the next. You CAN do it Ada! Be tough and fight back. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

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    3659 days ago
  • CELEST
    I sooo get what you're saying and I agree whole heartedly, this has been a TOUGH year. But like all this, this too will pass. There really isn't much left of this year and maybe if you can take a short break of some kind and then start the new year with a fresh start. But dont quit here, we love you and love hearing from you...good or bad. Life isn't only about the good stuff. Those who print only good stuff....are lying! emoticon
    3659 days ago
  • GAMOMMY3
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    Sister, You ARE SO WORTH IT!

    Remember how our Creator feels about a sparrow -- and you are worth much more!
    You are worth it! Please take care of yourself...

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    3660 days ago
  • BOOKWERME
    I might also point out, that your "walk a mile a day" challenge several yrs ago probably saved my life....it finally got me moving again and today I feel soooo much better and more healthy, though, regrettably, not much lighter!!
    3660 days ago
  • BOOKWERME
    My friend, ADA, You must take care of yourself. You ARE worth it, but so also are your loved ones. You have seen what disease can do to someone you love..and you don't want to throw that burden of your health choices upon the many who love you.

    Wean yourself off the soda...it is deadly stuff for more than just the sugar content.

    Take those baby steps. emoticon You've certainly had a boatload of stress, which in turn does things to your mind and body...but you also have the tools and support to turn things around. You can't control everything, but you CAN take care of yourself and control some things within your power. (I need to take my own advice here!!!)

    We are with you all the way!!! emoticon
    3660 days ago
  • SKINNYPOWELL1
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    3660 days ago
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