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I am going all in!

Monday, June 24, 2013

I have been participating in Spark, logging in, doing my food log, enjoying my spark friendships and reading blogs but I guess it is my turn to jump in and share more with everyone. I have found such inspiration from blogs and I feel like they make all the difference to me. Everyone sharing their feelings and reading someone relay a feeling that is exactly how you feel is just awesome. To feel not alone is great. There is so much support on spark and it is really key to keeping my motivation up and learning to emotionally handle this journey. After all, emotions are what really fuels my eating a lot of the time (or used to but I am getting better at it) but I have to control my environment as much as possible because when all hell breaks lose, well that is why the monster ravenous carb seeking Michelle comes out and says feed me, I need food, I am stressed, aaak!!!! Now I make it a point to exercise daily at least a half an hour walk at lunch and to go on to spark and read blogs and connect with my peeps. Thank you to all my new spark friends and to anyone reading this. Thank you to everyone in this community for being there and sharing and thank you to Spark for having this wonderful site. In my "real" life here, there is support but there are emotions and complicated relationships and lots of attachments that sometimes are not healthy or sabotaging and it is nice to have a nice clean support system on Spark where there is always love to be spread around and support. there is no argument going on or some alterior motive, just support and genuine care! I love it!!!!! Thanks Spark, Spark friends and everyone who enjoys this site, we are all in this together! Let's have a great Monday and drink lots of water, log in our journals and get moving and do some walking or whatever exercise makes us happy!!!!! I am here, I blogged! Woo hoo! Maybe I will think of some awesome stuff like some blogs I have read but for now at least I jumped in and may have flopped but who knows, I may turn into an Olympic diver and do some fancy ones at some point!!!
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    Good for you, Michelle! Nothing like diving right in!!! I completely understand the things you said about "messy relationships". They can be so challenging - especially when you are working hard on yourself and trying to get healthy. In my life, anyway, my husband is very, very supportive. But, sadly, I can't say the same about all my friends. Sometimes I think the reason folks are less than supportive is because they have their own weight issues to address - and they don't want to. When they see you making changes, it bugs em because they know they need to also - but don't want to. Sorry, don't mean to ramble on and on. Mostly just wanted to say, "welcome to the wonderful world of blogging"! I hope you get as much out of it as I do. emoticon
    1823 days ago
    Great progress, great job!
    1823 days ago
    emoticon You did it !

    You're right. emoticon This community is great. it's nice not to have to sugar coat the truth because you're embarrassed & it IS important to see you're not alone.
    I saw your reply to the comment left on your blog. What has REALLY helped me is blogging if I'm getting stressed. It sounds negative at first, but by the time I'm done I feel much better & the cravings have usually passed.
    Glad you shared with us !
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    1823 days ago
    Thanks for spreading some motivation this morning.
    1823 days ago
    Thank you! I just have to be careful I don't second guess myself when blogging and let myself get anxious just like I do in normal everyday personal interactions, anxiety/ stress leads to self doubt and a feeling like I should overeat, I am working on it, it is like therapy right? my own therapy and working on myself. Thanks for posting to my blog and for your journal comment, that is a great way to look at it! I have been on spark forever but taking the blog plunge! It is hot today afterall, I feel refreshed!!!!!
    1823 days ago
  • JGRAY76
    Good for you! Your blog becomes your journal to track your success on your fitness journey. Glad you joined the SP.
    1823 days ago
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