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Absence makes the gut grow bigger...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

**Somewhat serious post--will resume sarcasm and irreverence after today.**

So, I've "been away." Not in the literal sense, though I do travel a lot. In the sense that sometime around October of last year, I lost my way in this healthy living thingy. Lost 52 lbs last year, put almost 30 back on, most during the Oct-Dec time frame.


This isn't rocket science. Or brain surgery. Or rocket surgery. Calories in, calories out... (yes, yes, I'm aware of the myriad macro variations). I can blame my business (hectic), travel (constant), some personal drama (we all have it), the list goes ad nauseum.

Truth is, I just lost the motivation. Until it became obvious to me, again, that I wasn't heading in the right direction.

Que sera... I'm back on plan, and have been since Christmas. Doing well, just hesitated to come clean here until I was certain I had my mojo back. New year, new me sort of crap.

I have a small statue of a German mountain climber on my desk given to me by Roy Van Cleave, my graduate professor in Management. Dr. Van Cleave was a retired Marine Colonel, and one of the smartest men I've ever met. He gave me that statue when I told him I was leaving the Air Force, saying I would always have a "mountain to climb."

He was right.

Sometimes big ones, sometimes just mole hills. There's always something big and bodacious staring right at us. Such is life...

Hope all are well.

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    There with ya! I'm always so up and down, and now I'm back to up (but not too far, thankfully). Glad we caught this. It's not rocket science, but it sure is difficult sometimes!
    1250 days ago
    Welcome back! I think we all lose motivation somewhere along the way. The holidays are a big trap we have all fallen into. The important part is you are back and determined to do it!!! Congratulations!!
    1488 days ago
  • LADY7777
    Welcome back! We're in the same boat my Spark friend. I lost my MOJO in mid October. Quickly regained some of my lost lbs. Ugh! Back to climbing this Mountain with a slide attached to it!
    1488 days ago
    emoticon emoticon We've all been there done that! I've lost a litle focus myself fortunately I just stopped losing without gaining I call it practice maintenance but I too have just recently felt I was getting back on track for the last 10 - 15 pound push.
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    1488 days ago
    So sorry...just realized you are not a girl! emoticon

    I seem unable to edit my comment...so please treat as revised to a gender neutral encouragement

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    1488 days ago
    emoticon You go girl!

    We all lose motivation at times. I am going through that myself. I just logged into spark people in order to avoid and delay for as long as possible the piles of work I should be doing!! emoticon

    So glad you got your mojo back....I hope I do too....soon !!!! emoticon
    1488 days ago
    Welcome back. Glad you found your mo-jo!
    1488 days ago
    Glad to see you back in the game Kevin.

    1488 days ago
    So glad you're back. I truly contribute my continued success to my daily logins to Spark. (827 days in a row.)

    Now more stories of randomly found stilettos!
    1488 days ago
  • REESEK65
    What a perfect time for this blog post. I found myself in the exact same position, with the exact same realization, about the exact same time frame. Two bright spots first I only gained 12 pounds before I realized which direction I was heading. Second an aunt's funeral reminded me of how short life is the inevitability of death and the importance of family. Most importantly I remembered quality of life is much more important than quantity. You're on the right track. Congratulations keep going and thanks for the extra motivation.
    1488 days ago
    Love your humor and the fact that you're back! You know what you gotta do. You know it's hard. Do it anyways :) easier said than done, for real lol! I totally hear ya!
    1488 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    Go climb those mountains (literally and metaphorically )and never look back. You seem like a go getter so get going.
    1488 days ago
    Loved your blog!! Glad you are back, and on track!!!
    1488 days ago
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