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Time for a serious change!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ok, so this year hasn't been going so great from the beginning. Well, it started back in mid-Dec. with being stressed out from searching for a puppy and then getting the puppy on Dec. 29th. With all of the searching, getting the pup, and kids and husband being out of school/work for Christmas break, I wasn't able to keep my regular chiropractor visits or my regular exercise routines going. In the beginning of Jan., my husband's 49 year old Aunt got in a car accident and died. It was totally not her fault and it was very hard on everyone. She was the life of the family. Then a week later, the mom one of my best friends from H.S. lost her battle with cancer. I went to her memorial on my birthday. The dog had kennel cough, puppy lice, and ring worm, and in Feb. developed mange, upset tummy and the other end, too! There was not one time in the 52 days we had her that she wasn't on some sort of medicine! Poor thing.

I have migraines and have had them for probably 20+ years. Before the GYN, Neurologist and my chiropractor, I was having around 9 a month. Now, I average about 2-3. Well, with all of this going on I had 6-7 migraines in Jan. and 2-3 in the 1st week of Feb.. I ended up getting some sort of sickness that lasted over a month. I had chills and body aches for 4 days straight. The cough is still lingering. I tried to do some exercising, but it was hard with the new puppy and very limited when I was sick.

I've been with Spark since June of 2008 and lost about 50 lbs. I HAD been at 110-112 for several years. I stepped on the scale this week and it said 116. To some this may seem wonderful or no big deal because it's only 4-6 lbs. However, for someone who has been maintaining so well, to gain like this, it is very scary! It will not be tolerated. I know what has happened and it is time for a SERIOUS CHANGE!

We looked at our life with the dog, our life before the dog and even though we will miss her, she had to go. Today was the first day at home w/out her and it was nice. I went on a walk with my daughter, we all went out from 10am to 2pm and didn't worry about rushing back because of a puppy. We only worried if Daddy had to do his computer baseball draft at 3 or 4pm (turns out we came home too early because it's not until 6:30pm!!!). Hubby and son are enjoying the Wii w/out a whining dog and Abby is watching a cartoon.

Tomorrow and beyond: I plan/vow to walk or jog every day until I get back into my routine and back to my old self. After that, I can do anything. I will be stronger and able to handle the downs. I know I can do it because SPARKPEOPLE has taught me to do it. I have the skills and have done it before. I am strong and hungry for it. I want me back! It's amazing to think that jogging will be the way there. I used to be that chunky girl, last on the track, grabbing her side and gasping for air because she just couldn't do it. Now I dream of how powerful it makes me feel and want to do it more often. I'm no marathoner that's for sure, but the fact that I can do it each time and the lengths of time I do it, blows my mind.

I love you SP, Thank-you!

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    Wow, Mel, you've had a rough year! Sorry to hear about all you've been going through.

    I have no doubt that you'll get that weight off soon. I understand how scary it can be to see those higher numbers on the scale after having not seen them for so long. The good thing is you have a plan to make sure they go away!
    2253 days ago
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