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Why is it always August?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

You may have noticed I tend to drop off the planet from time to time. Maybe it's a few days, sometimes it's a few months, but sometimes it is a year or more.

I think I have a problem with consistency...I have commitment issues...

Anyway the slightly depressing fact is I have been a spark member for 5 years...and I weigh more now than when I started.

Don't get me wrong, this has nothing to do with Spark, when I use the tools here and actually get off my ass and do what I am supposed to I can loose the weight, I have done it.

Then something happens. Usually work related...sometimes personal or health related and I get completely derailed.

Other things take priority over me.

...and that is so stupid.

Because I really like me.

For whatever reason, in these lapses of caring for me, something happens that slaps me in the face and I realize, I really need to do this.

For me.

And it usually happens in August.

Oh, August. You fantastic month you.

Maybe you can help me with setting goals, because I seem to not be too good with that either.

Maybe you can help me use this site more.

...and blog more, I keep hearing how much it helps.

I will work on a plan, that has some goals in it(that are not scale related)

For now I am grateful:

I have a job
I drove to work in my awesome car that I own
I have this website with just about all the tools and info I could ever need
the sun is shining brightly and it's so nice outside
I am listening to awesome music on my tablet that my wonderful sister got for me for my birthday

and I love me.

and I love you all
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  • CGPS1795
    Welcome back! If I can help you - that's what I'm here for!

    Glad you're setting goals, are you setting some short term action steps too?

    Now, about that consistency thing . . . I personally struggle with that too. Getting better about that, but I think it is related to my reason for making my changes NOW for ME, 'cause otherwise I won't be here for anybody or anything else.

    I also try to stay in the present, in other words don't kick yourself for the past! Hang in there day by day, and we're here with you!

    Carl
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    2023 days ago
  • PARASELENIC
    Welcome back!

    Mostly all of us fluctuate with sparks and online crap in general. Something that might help is joining a team challenge or something-- where you have folks that can help to hold you accountable. One program I found here in sparks is the BLC-- if you go to BLC-ADMIN's spark page you can find deets.

    Regardless, welcome back, keep blogging, sharing, and checking in! We are all pulling for you!

    2024 days ago
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