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Starting Over

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This past year has been one of the most difficult years of my life. I put myself on the back burner as I dealt with my fiance's catastrophic medical issues and juggled working full time as a teacher and becoming a caregiver. I learned a lot about myself too. I am stronger than I thought. I am a stress eater. And I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. Yes, I've gained back the weight I'd lost before. My blood pressure is way too high, and I'm home from work because the arthritis in my knee is so bad I can't walk. One doctor wants me to start using a walker. How did I do this to myself? Honestly it doesn't matter. What matters is that from this day forward, I am going to do my best to get my spark back, to eat healthier, lose weight, and start putting ME first because if I don't take care of me, I won't be around to take care of those I love. I started with a visit to my doctor to get back on the medicines I need to control my blood pressure and arthritis. Yesterday I started logging my food again, and today I restarted my spark page, because today is a new day, and the day I take a step forward instead of backwards. Go me!
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    You can do this! You are the most important! I'm sorry you've had one of those years... emoticon
    2350 days ago
    New you, New Beginning, A journey is a step forward and you have already started. emoticon
    2352 days ago
    So sorry things have been so difficult for you. VERY glad to hear you doing things to take care of yourself. That's the ticket.
    2352 days ago
  • NEWME0519
    Sorry to hear that you had a challenging year. You're right though, if you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to care for anyone else.

    Happy New Year! Welcome back to Sparkland!
    2352 days ago
    Logging food is a great way to start. I think you will find it easier now. It seems much faster and lots of folks have added things so I rarely have to do data entry anymore.

    I hope you get the medical problem under control. I have healed way better than anyone ever expect so give it time and effort. My accident was June 2010 and I am still making improvements. I had a noticeable improvement this month, so I want to encourage you, where you are today is just the beginning, write your own ending.
    2353 days ago
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