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Thank goodness this is a journey!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I have gained 23 pounds in 6 weeks. Forget what the doctors say... it is heartbreaking! But it is "life" happening. My job now is to control what I can, and leave the rest to God.
It doesn't matter what the reason, it has happened. Because it is "valid" and perhaps justified does not mean it isn't hard to face. Yes, facts are facts, but it hurts anyway. "Keep it simple" is going to be my new mantra until I get a handle on this emotionally and physically. One doctor says I have to play the "mind game" from now on if I want to try to control my weight.
"Mind game"??? For me, this means routines, and becoming pretty strict with them. SparkPeople is a great gift, and tracking is going to be my basic foundation.
I know I have all of the tools I need, and the support I need here on SP. This isn't about the weight anymore, it is about the quality of my life!
Thanks to all of my SP friends for still being there for me!
Thanks be to God for ther always being a new beginning!
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    Oh my, Leah! I can identify! These setbacks are so hard!
    2001 days ago
    We are here for you Leah. It's good to hear from you even if you've put on a few. Life throws us curveballs and sometimes all we can do in response to comfort ourselves is to eat. I know that is not "Spark philosophy" but I know that you have to just keep loving and forgiving yourself in the face of whatever comes. You've got about all you can handle in your patient....the time will come to lose the weight. Try for now just to do damage control and keep from gaining any more. And if you do; we're here for you then too.
    Love you lady.
    Hang tough
    2002 days ago
  • KITKAT717
    It is a journey, it is about reaching goals but the journey is the fun part. You will learn alot about yourself. He doesn't give us more than we can handle!
    2002 days ago
    WE are always here and always willing to support. Just reach on a team and tell them you are struggling, and i am sure there will tons of people to give you a pep talk or to push you past the cravings!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
    2005 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    You can do any journey, there will be bumps in the road and a detour here and there. I know this, for I've driven straight off the map on my journey several times and had to use a GPS (God, Prayers, and Spark) to find my way back to the right road, the right direction. I'm on it now, but I know it won't be a straight easy path to follow (even though I wish it was). Lots of support helps!
    2005 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Yes, we will always be here for you Leah! Tracking is very important, yes it is, for sure. But staying in touch, getting things off your chest, venting in the safe place that is Sparks is a good catharsis as well. Never be afraid to share your struggles. We all have them and we all share. Being good listeners are what friends are for.
    Sending healing and soothing thoughts and warmest hugs
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    2005 days ago
    Where there is determination there will be success. Know you can do this and we'll be here at all times for you! emoticon emoticon
    2005 days ago
    You can do this, you can!
    2005 days ago
    We are all a work in progress! I hope your tracking efforts go well. Keep us posted on how you're doing!
    2005 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Life is a journey! Have a Merry Christmas! God Bless You! Vic..
    2005 days ago
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    2005 days ago
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