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Why AM I doing this?

Monday, February 01, 2021

Reflecting on past goals and seeing how they've evolved was an affirming process for me this morning.
I really don't remember how I found SparkPeople, but as a frugal soul I know that the price must have been right for me at the time...2015 I believe. I know I was on again/off again for a few years and didn't really have any on-going relationships with anyone else on the site. I've always enjoyed reading other's stories or motivations and occasionally commented or liked something.
I finally really engaged with a group in 2019. I thought that I didn't have anything to lose (but actually did have something I wanted to lose) when I joined a BLC group and was randomly placed with the Azuritas on island time. What a great support this team has been and activities have surely kept me more motivated and active than I would be on my own.
I think 2019 is when I "upgraded" to SparkPeople Premium, just to minimize the ads, but it has brought additional benefits I really didn't expect through coaching and motivators.

Anyway, once engaged I lost about 30# in my first year. I started because I wanted to walk to my 3rd floor office without being winded and getting side cramps. I was able to accomplish that, so goals evolved into smaller sizes, healthier lifestyle and feeling good.

I think most of us agree that we don't like change most of the time. But changing motivators and goals has been a necessity for me on my healthier lifestyle. As a healthcare worker and educator I know that change is almost always for the best, we grow to embrace the new changes...hence I've not been short of breath walking the stairs for a long time now.
While I've hit a plateau for a little while now, I'm grateful that I've not gained and know that I just need to keep at it.

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  • COOLMAMA11
    Great job on the weight loss, increased fitness, so good for the body! emoticon
    68 days ago
  • JENSHAINES
    It was great to read more about your beginnings, Jan! And needless to say, over the moon that you are with us on Azure and now as a co-Cappy! And plateaus.... meh - I think I'm hitting one, too, but as long as we keep doing the healthy things, we'll get healthier no matter WHAT the scale says!
    74 days ago
  • SUSANELAINE1956
    Great job on the weight loss and increased fitness. I’m so glad you are part of the Azure team and am loving your Monday Motivations.
    75 days ago
  • BKRMKRLGHT
    emoticon on your weight loss success! emoticon emoticon
    75 days ago
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