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So much has changed...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I haven't checked in in almost a year. SparkPeople is on my mind all the time. It seems like it was the only time I was successful at being healthy. I'm not saying today is day one and I'm back, but I'm also not saying it's not. I know I have a decision to make.
In the last year two more granddaughters have been added to my life. My daughter and son-in-law gave me Harper Grace 10 months ago. She is, of course absolutely adorable and I love having a grandchild in town with me. Just 10 days ago my son and daughter-in-law added another to their family. Audrey has a new baby sister, Ruth Diane. I was fortunate enough to be in Missouri and care for Audrey while Momma was in labor.
I guess I said all that to say I really want to be healthy for my grandgirls. Audrey is old enough now that she likes to play with Grandma and I get up and down off the floor...but not with ease. I want to live a long life and be here to see my great grandkids.
A new Cupcakery opened in my neighborhood and their goods are delicious. I have made friends with the owner and sometimes I go in now and buy a cupcake even if I'm not exactly craving one because I want her business to succeed and I like to stop in and check on her. So far I've been able to manage my daily food intake to account for the extra caloires at night and I haven't gained any new weight, but how long can that last? And with the way I'm watching my calories during the day I would be losing weight if it weren't for the cupcakes. Well poo!
I'm back up to about what I weighed when I started SparkPeople in the beginning, but I can be grateful that it's not more, and it has taken me quite a while to put that 40+ pounds back on. The downside it I have to take it off all over again.
My doctor thinks the gastric wrap is good option for me. I'm still not too crazy about losing most of my stomach in a surgical procedure. And my boss who had it done had great success in the beginning, but hasn't done much of anything in the last few months. He's still what I would consider obese.
So much to think about. I just know something has to change.
I've missed you all. I checked in on some of the people I used to chat with. Some have fallen off, some are still here. Good to see the ones that are still hanging in and fighting. Gives me hope. My daughter bought me a plaque for my refrigerator that has the Churchill quote on it "Never, never, never give up". That's what I think about.

Keep on keepin on

Shari
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  • MJREIMERS
    emoticon I'm glad you are back! I've wondered how you've been. emoticon on the new grandbabies! Now it's time for you to do something for YOU! You are back and that's the first step! Keep at it! We are here to help.
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