Summer update

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hello Sparkies!

A quick update before going away to the Pays Basque (a region in France's south-west) for a week...
When I left China and headed back to France for the summer holidays (I teach in a university.... lllooonnnggg holidays ;-) I had all these plans and ideas about how I'd fill my summer with new ways to exercise, new weight watchers' recipes, long hikes... and, well, very little of that actually happened! Yes I did go on a few hikes, I did swim and jump on a trampoline, I did have fun with my nephews... but that's about it really! I did not, far from it, meet any of my goals scale-wise and I have not been quite as super-active as I'd planned on being, although I didn't do too bad. I've stayed away from the computer a lot, which means that I've not been a great help to my Teddy team for this Summer challenge; I'm sorry aout that.
The new term will start soon, I'll head back to China, my job, my everyday life and I'll return to my healthy habits of good eating and lots of fitness minutes. Happily so, but without regrets either for what could have been. Yes I could be fitter and lighter already. I'm not, and that's OK.
I've adjusted my spark page, with my new weight loss goal for this second spark year: go from 72 to 59 by next summer. I started obese, I'm now overweight, and at 59 I'll be in the normal range. It's a slow journey, I'm not in a hurry. Not anymore!
There would be a lot more to say, about this summer, about other goals for the next 12 months, about health issues and new techniques.... but it will all have to wait, because I've got a suitcase to pack ;-)
Have a great day Sparkies and Teddies;
see you all later and lighter ;-)

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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Have missed you! But, glad you are enjoying your break! Summer can be fun! Especially if you are traveling! Have fun! Stay strong! See you later.... emoticon emoticon
    3263 days ago
    You sound very positive, so that let's me know you probably enjoyed your break, and that's what we should do on our breaks!

    I hope you enjoy your last leg of your vacation, and we will "see" you when you get back! Maybe some pictures as well?

    Sheri emoticon
    3263 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8889271
    It sounds like you had a much-deserved mental break! That will be better for you in the long haul. You rejuvenated. :-)
    3264 days ago
    Enjoy your time off! Have lots of fun!
    3264 days ago
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    I love your goal for next year! Slow is the only way to go if we want to succeed long term! I am so happy you are having such a great summer... Enjoy every minute of the rest of your holiday!!!
    3264 days ago
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    It sounds like you're having fun, which is important! It's good to take a break periodically, I think!
    3264 days ago
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