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Being Happy is Hard

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Being happy is hard on you. For a long time I was doing a fantastic job taking care of myself. I was eating mostly organic, running and working out, signing up for 5ks and even got a PR on a 5k About a year ago. Almost to the date actually. Today I am 40lbs heavier than I was on that day. A lot has happened to me since then in all fairness. Abusive relationship, Job loss, loss of everything I knew, forced to go back into the part-time workforce, forced to relocate back to my home state. But I also found a wonderful man that loves me for who I am and is the most supportive human being I have ever met. I have also settled into a new job and career quite nicely and have found a new town to call home. But I also have found comfort in food. I have a terrible sweet tooth and I LOVE LOVE LOVE to bake. But more than that, I love to eat. And I have seriously let myself go. On top of gaining the weight I have just let my skin go, my health overall has taken a downward spiral. Now is my time. Today. Not Monday, not January 1st, not the new year, But NOW. TODAY. THIS MOMENT. This is my time. I will make this change. I will start over. I will succeed.
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  • COOKBAKEWRITE
    You sound so much like me at 30ish. I wish I could give you the answers.
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    1683 days ago
  • GEMINICHIK
    One step at a time/one day at a time....it dos get easier. You don't need to give up your baking - just swap to healthier ingredients - there are articles on SP that give the swaps.
    Best of luck
    2117 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    2117 days ago
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  • DWROBERGE
    emoticon Keep focused for success.
    2118 days ago
  • REBECKY441
    Good! I know you can do it! I know what it means to have to make changes. I was in an opposite type of situation... loosing weight because of being unhappy. I met a new guy and he kept saying "eat... you're too skinny!" Now I hear him say, "Stop!" I got out of control. The pendulum swings. Now it's time to just listen to myself. That's what we all need to do, listen to innate self and know what is right for us and not to be abusive in either direction. Find balance.
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    Comment edited on: 12/7/2014 10:47:49 PM
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    Things will get better and it already sounds like things are....being Happy is way more fun...and you can do it...."Don't worry, Be Happy."
    2118 days ago
  • AJB121299
    Nice
    2118 days ago
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