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Encouragement for Those Off Track

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My SparkFriends know that I've been missing in action the past couple of months and that I've been able to re-commit myself in the past week. I was feeling the time away.
Less energy, More aches and pains, Fluid retention- You know all those things that go hand in hand with not enough exercise, water, or veggies.
I've had to battle the past week to get back in the habit of exercising. I'd had a whole month OFF from that, but I'm making progress there. Yesterday, I gave myself some slack- in that IF I only get 30 minutes in per day instead of 2 -30 minute sessions then I've allowed myself to be content with that as I get back on track. I'm too much of a planner, and if I make a plan and don't fulfill part of it then I feel like I have failed. So I have to plan for "space" or else I feel like a failure (and we know what that does to us type A personalities). So the good news- with help from SP, I'm learning what it takes to keep me healthy. Better Yet, I'm able to do it!

The light at the end of the tunnel, I weighed in this morning. I was only 1.5 pounds from my original goal!!!!! I'm almost there!!!!! And I'm a half pound less from where I was at when these 2 months of hell began.
Sorry Friends, but 2 months of destroying half my house and rebuilding it was just that.

So if you're struggling to get back on track, quit beating yourself up. You did it once, and you can do it again.
I love how so many of us on SP are always saying "If I can do it, anyone can do it". There's so much truth to that. Like most, I have always known what I needed to do to be healthier, but I just couldn't make it happen until I found SP. The tools make it easier to learn, plan, and track. The community, well I'm not a social-networking fan, but the Community at SP is AWESOME! I know it's just as important to my progress as anything else.

So Keep Sparking, My Friends!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Glad to hear you're back on track, and that your bp #s are still great!

    I'm right there myself, feeling the difference of no exercise, drinking a few Cokes again and virtually no veggies. I WILL get moving this week! I like feeling good better!

    And SP does make it doable! It's so much better not doing it alone! :)
    2803 days ago
    You've done a great job in the past and you'll do great in the future. Like you said it's all about refocusing and not giving up. Way to go!
    2807 days ago
  • LEW0213
    Plus, what you didn't say, is that the temperatures the last few days has been over 100 degrees every day. I give you a lot of credit getting out there to get your exercising done. I've been working in what is left of my garden but can only take 15 minutes at a time. I don't know how you do it but I am so proud of you. Great job, girl.

    P.S. We just had a 10 minute shower. First rain in weeks and now it's 90 degrees and steaming. But at least it's wet. I'm going outside and do my rain dance.
    2807 days ago

    or maybe I should say You ARE doing it!!!
    2807 days ago
    Another note of interest- This 2 months of high stress began just 2 months after being released from High Blood Pressure Land, and my pressure readings stayed perfect throughout it all. For me, that's a miracle!
    2807 days ago
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