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Taking Back Control

Saturday, August 24, 2019

I've forgotten how many times I've tried to restart my Spark over these last several years.

I first joined SparkPeople back in 2009. I had lost my job, found myself depressed, and had put on weight during the last year from being a desk worker and stress. I was about 170lbs then. Being unemployed, it was easy to throw myself 100% into SP. From Sept-Nov, I dropped from the 170s to the 140s. I was so excited.

And then in 2010, I got my current job. It's high stress, requires frequent travel, and it's not uncommon to work 50-60 hours every week. I've even hit over 70 hours before. Needless to say, adopting a healthy lifestyle to combat all the sitting and quick grabbing of food has not been easy. For many of those years, I allowed the job to dictate how I lived, and I've reached the unhealthiest state I've ever been in, and it's equally depressing and frustrating.

I'm hoping I can find a routine that will work, as I know consistency is key. If I track food and exercise, stick to my ranges, and am consistent, I can make what I did in 2009 happen again. I need to do it. I don't want to have a heart attack before I'm 40. So, I'm restarting again, trying to find my Spark. I know it's there, somewhere.





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  • EO4WELLNESS
    Best wishes to you in meeting all of your goals. SparkPeople is definitely a better place with you here. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs!


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    54 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    You did it great before so you know what works. emoticon
    54 days ago
  • KOALA_BEAR
    Get a set of resistance bands, EZ 4 travel. HSN carries Dr Andrew Lessman's Secure complete protein powder in packets for travel. Ck w/ airlines, shud B OK if sealed. Trail mix also for meals. Order salads & fresh fruit bowls as much as possible.
    54 days ago
  • RALPHDB
    Keep comming back, cuz it works when you work it.
    54 days ago
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