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Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanks be to God for His love and my life!
It was nearly one year ago that I joined Spark People -- how time flies. I've not been active on SP for several months, and during that time I've not been living very healthy either. That is why I begin this post giving thanks that I am still alive without having suffered any major health problems over the past year. The older I get, the closer I feel to a major health problem. I know what I need to do to change that, I just have not made any consistent and lasting progress.

I know there are others out there who have been down this road; the road that zig zags around obstacles and has curves that have to be taken on two wheels. Won't you please drop me a note and tell me what you have done to get all four wheels back on the ground and keep moving toward your goals? I feel I've started again so many times over the past 10 years, I'm seriously questioning if I am able to make lasting healthy changes in my life.

Thanks Spark People.
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    Well, I'm still struggling with mood and motivational "start-up" issues, along with a few curveballs that life has thrown at me and mine the past few years......in fact, I've discontinued my original username and started fresh with a new username, page, etc...........I still have my harsh moments on the site but it seems to have been helpful for me......

    All I need to do is to just get that "battery" starting up!

    I wish you all the best in your journey - take care!
    2410 days ago
    My journey has had it ups and downs along the way but I'm so grateful for the Sparkers who have stayed with me and encouraged me.

    "Just keep going" are the words that have helped more than anything.
    I have started a choice for ME that WILL show rewards.

    I've lost over 37 kgs and have given myself rewards along the way. There has been frustration and whining and tears, but all through those closest to me on SP have helped me to see we are all the same. We can make great choices even if we have to prove it every minute of every day.

    We care about each other and we allow each person to vent and approach this in THEIR way. But we do help to confront them and advise them they are the ones who need to make the right choices day in and day out.

    The photos of each goal, the looking down and seeing my feet !!! Finding those 'bones' that have been hidden for decades, new clothes, kind comments. Making changes to what i eat and seeing the difference in my energy levels.

    No more bags of crisps or blocks of milk chocolate-now its six almonds in the morning and 1-2 pieces of dark chocolate.

    I've had a hiccup just recently where I had to stop exercising and take more heart meds. I was so low but my Spark friends have been AMAZING in their care and love for me as I struggled with the gain and torment and getting used to new side effects.

    If you go wrong starting again is a great thing --the hard thing is to let it go as part of the journey.

    I hope you get lots of stories to spur you on.

    Thanks for opening up to us so we can share and help you know you are not alone here.

    2410 days ago
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