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Taking my own advice...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ok... I'll try to be succinct... though that's not my strength... lol

When I joined SP in 2011, my life had slowed down and stabilized. I could put my full effort into weight loss. I started chair exercising and tracked as much as possible. I updated my status everyday, I blogged regularly. I lost 45 pounds!

I noticed, as I got to know more SP friends, that those who were active on teams, regularly blogged, and were active overall on SP were the ones who were regularly losing weight. I noticed that those who hadn't lost much weight and had been members for over 2 years - hadn't blogged in several years.

So - 2012 was the beginning of my life spinning away again... and I drifted away from spending time on SP... our youngest grandchild was born and he is with us for days at a time - now 2 yrs old. An older lady that I had become close with, had more medical needs, and I helped her in this area. I spent a lot of time taking her to increasingly frequent dr appointments, hospital ERs, blood transfusions, etc. She passed away 2 months ago. The point of this paragraph is to say, life became busy and the area that suffered the most was my health and ability to stay focused and consistent on weight loss.

So - I need to take my own advice - I've been working at being consistent with logging in - and now working on tracking consistently. I'm water walking at least 2 times a week - actually jogging.

There's also been another positive impetus that is spurring me on - but that will make this blog entry really long - so I'll save it for another day. :) Hopefully, soon - since blogging is important for me to keep on track.

Have a great Wednesday! emoticon

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  • JUDITH316
    emoticon Roxi, it's good to be connected again. I totally understand about a busy lifestyle, not to worry, it's just great having you back, you have always been a great encourager and a blessing the past few years I have been on SP. Let's stand together and continue to cheer one another on our journey. We CAN together!

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, please accept my sincere condolences and prayers to you and the family of your friend... emoticon emoticon
    2276 days ago
    Good to see you blogging again - I'm like you and need to get consistent and make getting healthy a priority.
    2281 days ago
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    Great to see you bak on Spark Roxy .. So sorry your friend passed ..
    I am also struggling .. I put on weight again whilst looking after Colin .. I was to tired to exercise much ..was unable to go to the pool .. Ate totally the wrong foods .. Just didn't have time or the inclination to look after myself ..
    When Colin passed away I went into depression..
    I was exhausted and grieving .. I know this is no excuse ..
    But frankly I just didn't care about me any more ..

    I had a wake up call with my heart miss behaving and this and the support I have from my daughters and my Spark friends have put me back on the right track again ..
    So onward and forward I will go ..
    We can do this my friend .. We can do it together ..
    Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2281 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    Roxie. So glad to see you back on SP. Unfortunately, I'm one of those Sparkfriends who DO blog frequently but who are gaining weight. I'm under a lot of stress right now for all the transition I'm going through, soon to go through, etc with my move from Africa back to the States. My problem is not business. It's stress. I need to get on track but right now I'm not on track. Just wanted you to know.
    Again, it's good to see you.

    2281 days ago
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