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A beginning

Sunday, May 09, 2021

My life is, in many ways, ideal.

I have a job which challenges me in good ways, keeps me alert and interested, pays my bills with a tiny bit left over and has me working with people I really enjoy.

I have something that's between a hobby and second job which is my passion, lets me play and explore and create, brings me together with beloved friends and a strong community.

I have friends. I have a safe and comfortable home. I have good relationships with my family.

And my life is falling apart.

My mother's health has been failing in spectacular ways for the past few years, and the looming, constant nibble of worry is taking its toll.

I've regained the 100 pounds I lost 10 years ago, stress eating, drinking too much, not taking time or energy to be active even though I love it when I do.

I'm drained and tired by the end of every day.

I struggle with my knees. Stairs are a thing now and they never were before.

I'm isolating more and more, finding solace in being alone and neglecting friendships.

I've been with SparkPeople before, and I know that if I dedicate some time and energy here I can use this place to lift myself up in more ways than just weight loss, that if I do that I can be here for others, in my life, online, anywhere I go.

So here I am, beginning again.
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    It all begins someplace and you just started there. Sp is the way to do it.

    We want to remember it took us a few years to put our weight on and it comes off a little at a time, just like it went on. People get frustrated with it not coming off faster than we put it on. But with consistent focus on doing what we are advised to do on SP we will hit our objective. Like many things it just wont get there overnight.

    Make sure you make one of your most focused goals your water intake. Myself, when I hit plateaus its because I am not doing the water correct. I found using a reminder on my phone to be very helpful in making sure I keep on track of when to take my water

    31 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome back 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. 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 back and get active on this site. emoticon
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    39 days ago
    Happy New Beginnings babes. I am in the same boat with you.
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