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9-year SparkVersary

Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's time again to step back and take a look at where I am. It's been a very stressful year.

My job is very uncertain. My relationship has issues that I don't know how to resolve. I've recently received some bad financial news.

Through it all, I'm still holding on to good healthy habits: I'm logging everything I eat, meeting my fitness goals each day, and maintaining a healthy BMI.

I have dear friends here. I realize that's what is keeping me going.

I've got a lot to learn, but I'm in a place to learn with some great teachers.

Thanks to you all! emoticon
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  • TRIANGLE-WOMAN
    Congratulations! You are probably the biggest reason I returned to SparkPeople. Your friendship, positive thoughts and shares and consistency are such a blessing <3 Honored to be your friend.
    1107 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S :::::Aurlie::::: on your 9 year Sparkversary!
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    1175 days ago
  • LIMOM2TWINS
    emoticon what an inspiration you are to me - I for one when hit with stressful things - turn right to food and no exercise and I now i am paying for it :( thank you for sharing your story!! Jenn
    1176 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Happy 9-year SparkVersary Aurlie! I am praying things turn around for you.

    You are an inspiration to me! Keeping all of your good heathy habits in place!

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    1182 days ago
  • CARTOONB
    As always, I'm here to support you no matter your decisions!
    1183 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    I am so sorry to hear you are going through some hard times this year....I hope you get some relief or resolutions soon.
    You deserve every wonderful thing that happens to you.
    I appreciate all the support you have given me on my spark journey over all these years (coming up on my 8th in Jan).
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    1183 days ago
  • BABYBARNEY
    Congratulations on a LONG STANDING relationship with sparks....you have been a consistent LEADER here & I appreciate all you offer through the AWESOME photos on the friend feed...Sorry you have dealt with several serious hardships this past year...just goes to show how STRONG you are...especially not letting stress get in the way of your HEALTHY habits...I hope to emulate your success through my journey!!!


    1183 days ago
  • SPARKLINGME176
    Woo Hoo! 9 years! You inspire me SO very much! I truly hope issues get smoothed out for you! You deserve the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon PLUS emoticon =9!!!!!
    I'm SO happy for you for sticking to it! You are an example of why SP works. Just keep on keeping on! Love you!
    1183 days ago
  • TAMINGDRAGONS
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    Happy 9th!!!
    I am so glad we are Sparkfriends. You are good for me, with your encouraging words and , even though so far away in distance, we have much in common. Thank you for being there and reaching out to me at just the right moment when it's needed. I'm proud of you!
    1183 days ago
  • _RAMONA
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    Good for you, Aurlie!

    I'm sorry life is hard right now. It's such a testament to who you are that you've been able to persevere in your health journey! On top of that, you've been such a blessing to my own journey with your pictures and encouraging words. You are and will remain firmly in my heart, and prayers always!

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    1183 days ago
  • YELLOW09RED
    Hi Aurlie,
    Good morning. Happy SparkVersay.
    I'm thankful for your friendship here.
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    Debbie
    1183 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    Happy SparkVersary, Aurlie! You have been such a constant, loving, and caring friend since I joined. I know this has been a very challenging year. Staying healthy and fit is giving you the strength to make decisions for your life that are so difficult. I am always here for you. I am so very grateful for our friendship!
    Sending you a Huge SparkVersary Hug!!!!!
    1183 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    Fantastic that through all the "stuff", you have maintained a healthy life style. No sense taking your health down with the stress you are having. Stay strong my friend.
    1183 days ago
  • SWEETMAGNOLIA2
    Aurlie, I want to add my congrats for 9 years with on Spark People! It is a blessing to have friends we can count on to celebrate the good times and give us a "shoulder" to lean on when we need it. I count you as one of those friends. Wishing a you the very best. Love and prayers, Jeanette
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    1183 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
    Dear Aurlie,
    I'm glad you're being good to yourself by holding on to good healthy habits by logging everything you eat, meeting your fitness goals each day, and maintaining a healthy BMI. That is so important to your well being.

    Sorry about the problems you have had this year. All I can offer is to pray for you. That helps when I have problems. Things will get better! Try to stay positive! emoticon You are an emoticon lady.

    Love and Hugs,
    Dottee

    1183 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Congrats on your Sparkaversary! That is a wonderful accomplishment you can be proud of.

    I've walked down those paths your on, while my experience isn't just like yours, they're similar enough to give me sincere empathy for you. It's hard, and lonely, mind boggling and hurtful. And it's seems like it will never end. But change will happen because it always does. Choosing to be true to yourself, being your own champion, will see you through. Do your best to be tuned into the life lessons your experiencing they are making you stronger and wiser. Be sure to be kind to yourself and do things big and especially the small that make you feel happy. Don't forget to give yourself praise, focus on what is still going right. emoticon emoticon

    1183 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2016 7:34:57 AM
  • SAISHA100CJ
    Happy SparkVersary, Aurlie! emoticon Keep up the good work with your healthy habits. You are truly an inspiration to me. You are a fabulous Sparker, a hard worker & stay on track with your healthy lifestyle, no matter how busy you are. I wish I could take away any troubles that would ever come your way. You deserve the best in life and I hope any & all difficult issues that come your way will disappear... hang in there! You are emoticon ! emoticon emoticon
    1183 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2016 6:36:57 AM
  • ANNEMARGAR
    Aurlie - Congratulations on your Sparkversary!! I am sorry to hear of the troubles you have been experiencing over the past year. I so appreciate your friedship here on SparkPeople. You have helped me time and time again. This is a great community and it is thanks to people like yourself. Thank you Aurlie for all that you do on SparkPeople. Please reach out anytime I can be of assitance to you.
    1183 days ago
  • REZAVG
    You can get through this. I am sorry about your hardships. Look into acceptance and commitment therapy materials. You can find a wealth of information online and I think it is very helpful! Hope it helps you!
    1184 days ago
  • JOANN25
    Sounds like you have had some hard knocks but have a determination to take care of the situation through Spark People. They have great educational tools on healthy living, exercise, tracking and a multitude of other things. You can get through the hard times by remaining positive; have fun with your exercises; and move a lot. Any kind of movement adds to your daily exercise. Hope to hear that things are getting better for you soon. emoticon
    1184 days ago
  • RHIO3TRE
    You will get through everything you are facing - one day at a time!
    1184 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day!!
    1184 days ago
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