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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Yesterday my best friend from when I was 2, and throughout childhood, found my Spark video by accident and joined and called me an inspiration on Facebook. Today long-time SparkFriend sent me a goodie with a note praising me and telling me she's inspired. . . and I want to be worthy of the admiration. I've been struggling and working long hours. My message in the return goodie is a mini confession and sums it up pretty well, so I thought I'd post it as a blog:::


Thank you for the very sweet goodie. I needed it a bit. I'm refocusing on eating better, and more veggies, since when I got sick after Christmas, I have seriously slipped into unhealthy eating that I've been ignoring, along with more than 2 weeks of mostly no exercise. I hope I haven't disappointed you too much. I am staying here, shoes tied, back at the start line trying to remember how to warm up for the race- the weight loss race. And trying to remind myself that it's my race, my personal record, not anyone else's finish time, that matters.

Doing what needs to be done.
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    like everyone else has said already.... you are on a long journey and changes don't occcur overnight so a break to "recoup" is alright every now and then ! You are an inspiration and you will get to your goal ..... we as women tend to put things on a tight timeline and shot ourselves in the foot......... so to speak !! hahahaa
    You will get reorganized and back in the saddle when you are ready

    1941 days ago
    Climbing back here too Joce...sure is better than just tossing it all to the wind, right?

    Keep the SPARK! :-)

    1946 days ago
    We all have some "breaks" from being completely focused. When I get back on track I dedicate 10 days and I claim to be an angel! I call them "Angel Days" and I'm extra careful. Being here shows how important this whole thing is to you...

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    1947 days ago
    We all need to start over at one point or another... the important part is that we *do* actually start over! Keep at it, dear. I've been in the same place recently and I feel like I've finally started turning the corner and can make the slow trudge into a brisk walk. Pretty soon we'll both be jogging. ;)

    1947 days ago
    Honesty is the healing step. I sometimes journal about feelings... naming the emotion... than it is crazy... most of the time what I thought was bothering me... was something else. I than start recovering the emotion. You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your journey today. emoticon
    1947 days ago
    Hi Jocelyn,
    I am right beside you getting my shoes on. I have had a struggle since Christmas to get myself back moving. So good thing that we get ourselves pulled together now and not next August, right? LOL.
    I agree with Kookykathie, here, you have shown us what can be accomplished if we just get our big girl panties on and get moving. So let's get out there and get our MOJO back. Joann

    1948 days ago
    Jocelyn (my dear 11 year old granddaughters name, too), you are never a disappointment! Especially, after being such an inspiration to us all.

    Sounds like a break and some recouping time will prove to be beneficial to you.

    Remember, you are NUMBER 1 and focus on yourself and take care of your needs.

    You've already done your part for us by proving a lifestyle change is within reach.

    I have been missing you on here but will await your return as you take a much needed rest! emoticon to you
    1948 days ago
    It is your race that matters. Honestly, I think that's part of why people say that you inspire them. Not just because of what you're accomplishing (although that's a very big deal), but also because of how you go about doing it - recognizing that people struggle, suffer setbacks, lose motivation....including ourselves. You *are* worthy of the admiration and it's great to be able to use that admiration as motivation.

    1948 days ago
    J - Part of the "long haul" of the lifestyle is taking "resting periods" and getting back to things when you are ready to..and most likely then, the vacation did your body good by restarting its metabolic clock, so to speak. Keeping the consistency, even through breaks, is what is inspirational to many, and that, my dear, is what we always need to keep in the back of our heads, both weightloss losers (or is it better to say winners) and maintainers alike!

    Have fun getting back into the swing of things when you are ready! THe body is an amazing machine...it remembers so much and it always surprises me after breaks such as this...and I am on one too btw! ;)
    1948 days ago
    ... and you will get there. But how you go, how fast, which route, etc. - that choice is yours alone.
    1948 days ago
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    Don't be too hard on yourself. We all have "resting" moments ~ I had one that last several months. Just pick up right now and do what you need to do. emoticon emoticon
    1948 days ago
    Hi Sweetie! just brush off the "resting" period and remember that each meal and each thought and each work out goes toward that healthy and happy goal.. Yes there are rainy days in life, and yes we all contend with struggles and failure... but if you just bring it down to "what can i do today that will help me advance" i think that helps a lot !
    Welcome back and God speed :D
    1948 days ago
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