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Saturday, July 14, 2012

It has been one year since I visited my Spark pages... I am back on track. Spark helped me to shed 30 unwanted pounds and I have kept it off for a year. The lessons I learned from Spark stuck with me !

Now, I am determined to take off that last 15 pounds. Not an easy task. I have added three times a week water aerobics to my schedule. In September last year I fell and broke my elbow. Needless to say it was quite painful, so painful in fact that I didn't realize I'd also fractured my back. Untended the back healed incorrectly. I am embarrassed to admit that I let my injury stand as an excuse for lack of exercise and the old bad habits ( like sugar) started to sneak into my routine.

Ergo, here I am again. Back among friends who understand the daily challenges of weight loss. It seems that I am less motivated and more tired from the effort. Three days this week I went over my calorie goals, and this is only week two. I know I will be inspired by your words and encouragement. Thanks in advance....

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  • DAISY443
    I am so glad you are back! I can relate to the letting exercise go. I developed sciatica and then bursitis of the left hip and discontinued almost all exercise on orders from my doctor and physical therapist. I immediately gained 10 pounds and am now fighting to lose it and the additional 15 pounds to get to goal weight. Inactivity seems to make me hungry!

    I am so sorry about the elbow and back injury. Hope they are doing better now, with less pain!

    OK, let's get busy and get healthy!

    3264 days ago
  • TRILLA09
    So, you had some time off and now you are back, ready to boogie! Don't get down on the did nots, just focus on the DIDS! It took time to gain, it takes time to loose. Each step forward is worth celebrating. Give yourself a big hug for what you did do today!
    3264 days ago
  • TIG123GER
    You've got the right idea and it seems the needed commitment so you will be able to do this. You took the first step and came back among friends. Don't be too hard on yourself - injury is a tough thing to work through and an easy way to let yourself off the hook. With each day and each week it will get a bit easier and the food thing will fall in line. If it was so easy to control the food intake, none of us would be here would we? Just take it a day at a time and celebrate each victory as it comes and you'll start seeing more and more of them. Good luck!
    3264 days ago
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