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My return...sort of

Monday, September 26, 2011

I know, I know...I've said it before and I'll probably say it again. I'm back.

Sort of.

I'm not 100%, spend-hours-at-a-time back, but I'm back.

There's been a lot of stuff going on lately. A lot of things that have been happening that have kept me from getting here. And a lot of things that I was just using as an excuse to avoid coming back here. But, here's what everything boils down to. I'm back on SparkPeople. And here's what I'm doing:

***Tracking my food
***Tracking my exercise (if/when I get any)
***Making the occasional blog post
***Posting on one or two message boards

Please realize that I may not come by the same message boards. I also may not comment all that frequently. While I am trying to get back in the swing of things, I don't want this to become an obsession or an unhealthy preoccupation.

Wow, this entry sounds cold-hearted. I don't mean it to be--I'm just feeling rather business-like tonight.

So, why am I back?

I need the accountability. I need a place that I can go that does a *fairly* accurate job of recording my calories in/out so that I can have a better gauge of how I'm doing.

I need community. I need some people that I can turn to that are going along similar paths (some ahead, some behind, and some alongside, but along the same general direction).

It's high time I took myself seriously and took this journey seriously. I've now gone back to where I originally started (I'm pretty sure) with SparkPeople. I'm hovering right around the 200-lb mark and I'm not liking it in the least.

I need a place to process. As much as I have loved spending time writing in my personal journal, I have missed blogging and the community that it can develop. It's nice to not only get ideas written down, but to also have feedback on those ideas.

I'm still pretty early in the process--right now I'm just tracking my food and water. I haven't figured out how I want to tackle my food issues and stuff. I figured I'd start with a baseline and go from there.

So, here goes.
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  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    Glad you're back.
    3067 days ago
  • KPRFLAH1
    Come back to us we miss you!
    3067 days ago
  • 2BFREE2LIVE
    Welcome home, we sure have missed your smiling face around here. Just do what you can to get back on track and soon you will be up and running full speed ahead. Stop by when you have the time. Sandy
    3073 days ago
  • ALLBW2U
    Welcome back!!

    I wish you the very best as you work towards your goals. Balancing work, family, friends, church, quiet time, cardio time and about a thousand other things that compete for our attention and our time....well....it can be very overwhelming. Do what you can....that is my new motto. You can't do it all and be effective in anything. So....do what you can. Rejoice in God's goodness, celebrate small victories, have some fun along the way.

    Best wishes always....Bill
    3074 days ago
  • KARRILEE
    Welcome back my friend!!! I am SO with you... while I didn't really completely 'go away' - I was only half heartedly here... & my numbers show it... even with the blasted plateau - when I am 'here' - as in on purpose and present... my attitude and outlook is so much better... uh - healthier... and it's in the 'community' that you referred to that we find renewed focus, shared company, and inspiration to Spark On and reach for those goals!

    We're in this thing... and (together) we can do this!
    ~Karrilee~
    3075 days ago
  • AVROIEN
    Welcome back. It sounds as if you have a good plan for yourself. You have the important things covered, the rest is just extra.

    Good Luck. Remember emoticon
    3075 days ago
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