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Confession: I've Been Avoiding SparkPeople

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Let's just get it all on the table: I didn't make time to exercise. I started to overeat (and returned to night-bingeing). I drank only about four glasses of water a day. But the worst? I purposely and intentionally avoided logging into SparkPeople for 21 days.

Why? Why did I turn my back on a community that has helped me in so many ways?


I KNEW I was making poor, unhealthy decisions. I didn't want to enter my food into the nutrition tracker and face my overeating. I didn't want to NOT enter exercise AGAIN and face that I wasn't taking care of myself. And I certainly couldn't face my Spark Friends, right? RIGHT?

So wrong. My fellow Sparkers, let me apologize for hiding away. Here I am, now, ready to admit and commit, ready to re-join this amazing community of wellness and support.

(Jeez, am I getting teary-eyed? Oh, dear.)

I'm back to stay, dammit. Let's make this happen.
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    I love the last line of your blog post!

    Let's make it happen indeed!
    1655 days ago
    So good to see you back here, Rebecca! This community can help us in many ways. It can teach us about nutrition and exercise, it can provide inspiration, it can give us the right tools to meet our goals and so many other things. But its best and most welcoming help is when we "misbehave". When we take the wrong path and feel guilty and ashamed and ready to quit. That's when all our amazing sparkfriends come to the rescue with incredible support powers!
    So, don't feel guilty. We all slip from time to time and make small or bigger damages. But we can all make everything right again. A tree branch can easily be broken in half. But try breaking a bunch of them together!
    Welcome back, Rebecca! WE CAN DO THIS!
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    (Confession: Honest blogs like yours always make me teary-eyed, too. Because honesty is the foundation of every real friendship.)
    1662 days ago
    You have been missed. Your story is much my story too. Although I have still been logging in and participating on SparkPeople each day, I have been totally out of control and eating for no reason except just to do it. No reason to apologize because the important thing is that you are back and you WILL make it happen.

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    1662 days ago
    I hear you! I've regained every pound I lost plus a lot more. I've never been this heavy. I'm miserable but can't seem to stick with the program. Glad to see you back here! We can do this!
    1662 days ago
    Glad to see you back! Are you back at TKD yet? My hip won't allow me to do TKD at the moment so I haven't been there and really haven't done much exercise at all. I need to get back on the wagon! Miss you! Kendra and I had dinner tonight - you need to come with us next time! We're thinking mid November before Thanksgiving.
    1662 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Make it happen!
    1662 days ago
    Welcome back!

    We're not here because we're perfect.....we're here because we want to get better
    1662 days ago
    You've been missed. Don't apologize to us. You gotta do what's right for YOU. And if that's coming here, then that's a bonus for us. =)
    1662 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    emoticon for sharing! I've done the same thing for the same reasons!
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    1662 days ago
    emoticon !!! I'm glad to hear that you are recommitted to getting this done for you.

    Good Luck!!!
    1662 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    Welcome back! Cheering you on as you get back on track!
    1662 days ago
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