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Beginning AGAIN

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Life has been a series of "beginnings"--many of them ill-fated. When I first investigated SparkAmerica, I felt almost a sense of relief. Starting from 250's doorstep, I wanted a name that reflected where I was at that time, and Newmetoday was already taken. I could have as easily gone to GNUMETODAY--indicative of my punny sense of humor. I do want to know myself because I really don't want to have to do this again.
Beginning means change, and change has never been easy for me--neither has being fat! I'm not sure exactly who said it but it goes something like this: "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got." Though admittedly set in my ways, I'd really like to explore a new way, a way that will ultimately return me to a "normal" weight and a healthy body.
My retirement funds would look sufficiently different if I'd have invested in my IRAs rather than the variety of programs/schemes/devices I selected to help me lose weight. I can't retrieve those dollars; however, what I've learned is that there is no magic charm to facilitate a life change. Change is good; change is necessary; change will extend my life!
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    I am right there with you. You can do this! We can do this!
    2821 days ago

    It's good that you've joined us all for your new beginning!
    2823 days ago
    Beginning Again - a common thread of most of us on SP!

    We have to learn to look forward and not where we have been in the past. See the goal we want to achieve and work towards it.

    We can do this - we will do this!

    2823 days ago
  • ANN_48
    Amen to no longer paying people to help you lose the weight. (I read that on your sparkpage.) I agree wholeheartedly! All we really need to do is eat less, move more.

    Love the sparkname you chose, be it "new", "knew" or "gnu". Very cute! Here's to the gnu you, uh errr... new you... ;-)

    2823 days ago
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