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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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    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!

    54 days ago
    You did it great before so you know what works. emoticon
    54 days ago
    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
    Keep comming back, cuz it works when you work it.
    54 days ago
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