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UPDATE: On Me & My Journey.... REALITY CHECK....

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hey Sparkers!!!

Well I haven't blogged in a while & have been off SP for a while also. So let me do a recap... Might be a LONG RECAP..LOL..

Well currently I am at my highest weight that I've ever been in my life. In April, things at my job become very overwhelming. We have had 4 people resign in our office & I was then promoted to take over a management position; however, we have not replaced the lost positions b/c my office is closing next year & they are not hiring any people.

So this means that around April, I began working 12 hour days for like 5-6 days a week. This means I put myself on the back burner. Work became my main focus & priority b/c the office was depending on me to get all of this work done considering no one else had done the work before. So now I am currently at 250 pounds. This is a shock but then it's not b/c I have not been working out & eating poorly ~ eqals weight gain!!!

Well I decided that I could no longer go on this way. I started back in Bootcamp this week & take simple steps in my life right now. I decided this week I would aim to do 3 days of boot camp. I decided that I can no longer make excuses for not working out. If I am going to work long days, then I MUST make myself workout in the morning before work ~ no questions or EXCUSES!!

Now I wish I would've made this choice 3 months ago but I am okay with that b/c NOW I AM MAKING A DECISON TO CHANGE. I have been having some health issues as a result of my recent weight gain & that's a wake up call also, that this weight is not good for me & really impacting my health & life.

This extra weight gain has impacting my breathing at times, my mate says it causes me to snore more & he worries about my sleeping now, it is impacting my feet (noticed my feet hurt in heels now).. I love to wear heels. The one good thing is my BP was okay but I know that if I continue that my BP & other things will start to happen. So I know it's July & I still have plenty of time to make the rest of 2012 a good year.

I also decided that when I get engaged, go dress shopping that I want to have great pictures to remember also. emoticon So it's great that me & my future husband can discuss these things & he is so supportive of my journey. We started walking 1 day on the weekend together about 4 weeks ago, it's not much but it just gives us that time together to talk about how I am feeling. So when I think of my friends who have recently got engaged they took pictures of when they got engaged & I realized & I don't want to be overweight when that moment happens in my life. It may sound crazy to some people but not for me. I want to spend the rest of my life healthy & have these milestones in my life be great memories.

Well I think I've put everyone up to speed..LOL.. So I have bootcamp tonight. I am going to try my best to start blogging just 1 day a week.


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    Congrats on your engagement.

    2102 days ago
    HUGS to you and what a great perspective to start out in your new life together. That way you are still doing it for you and with a positive heart.
    Go Girl! You deserve it all!
    2102 days ago
    Since you are working long days and there's no way around it, make sure that you take breaks during your day to breathe, walk, get a drink of water, stretch, or whatever will take you away from the job even if it's just for a few minutes at a time.

    Take good care of yourself. Good for you for putting yourself first. If YOU don't take care of you, then nobody else will.

    2103 days ago
  • NEWME0519
    Great job on making the decision to find some 'me' time in the morning before all of the long days!
    2105 days ago
    Way to go with getting back on the saddle! I too was away from Sparkpeople...a couple months equaled a 20lb gain! Yikes! I know it's hard sometimes, especially with the additional stresses that have been placed on you at work recently. But the main thing is... YOU ARE BACK! Recently I realized, at least for me, there is a definite correlation between my success in my weightloss journey and Sparkpeople! When I'm away from Sparpeople, the weight somehow seems to creep on! Sparkpeople = Acccountability! emoticon
    2107 days ago
    The most important thing is the very next thing you do, not what happened in the past - yes we can learn from the past, but the only thing we can control is the present and the future - we can guarantee success when we focus on what we want in this very moment.

    Stay Strong
    2107 days ago
  • KITT52
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    2107 days ago
    It's not how many times you fall down, but how many times you get up that're back in the game and it's great to hear from you. On top of that you're not just back, but came back with a plan... emoticon gurlfriend. The power is in YOU to make it happen and emoticon
    2107 days ago
    It sounds like your work has been crazy and you have had little time for yourself but it's great to see you getting back on track. Good luck with your goal.
    2107 days ago
    So happy to see you back and you have decide to make positive changes in your life. Can't wait to read more blogs on your journey.
    2107 days ago
  • SPARKLE1908
    Good for you!!!! I am glad that you checked in and that you have not given up on your health journey...this CAN and WILL be BOTH of us!!
    2108 days ago
    2108 days ago
    Welcome back! I am in a similar position in that I lost 50 pounds, left Spark because of outside stressors and gained it all back. I am also engaged and I have been working out hard because we take our engagement photos at the end of August and just like you, I don't want to look back at those photos and be ashamed. Thank God you have a supportive man who will walk with you and stick it out with you. You are going to change this!
    2108 days ago
    Glad you're back and now we're all updated -- you are taking the right steps and moving forward... emoticon ...I mean, emoticon !!!!
    2108 days ago
  • THOMS1
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    2108 days ago
    Girl, we have to see us first. I mean that. WE have to see us first, no matter what is going on our changing in ourlives. WE must see us... We must see us for our worth, and go 10 miles past that and change who we are. My health scared the crap out of me, and girl I'm fighting to be healthy. That number before me will change, and those numbers I will see every so often will keep changing with me. It's 1 day at a time, and 1 day of walking is better than no days at all, and I love the one on one time me and my hubby has together. His job is to rub my back after a hard workout, and as long as I keep on pushing forward with me... He is going to keep on pushing forward with cheering me on. You have a wonderful soul mate in your life, and I wish you the best my friend. Love Lynn.... I'll be staying in TOUCH with you....
    2108 days ago
    Good for you for taking some time for yourself. The job is important but so are you. I feel ya on looking your best when that day comes. I have told my family and close friend that they need to get with it because I'm getting married and I want no excuses that they need time to lose weight. I'm working on me now....
    2108 days ago
    it is great you are getting to focus on you a bit now!! Hope you are successful in your endeavors!! emoticon emoticon
    2108 days ago
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