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Good Start to 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Well so far for the 2011 year, it's been pretty good other than getting a horrible chest cold that lasted from New Year's day and now I'm finally almost over it. Even though I was sick, I still got at least a little exercise in every day and this past week I did awesome with the walking and and proud to say I lost 3 lbs. so far this year! YEA!!!!

The best news was the phone call my husband received New Year's day for a job! That a really big YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If there is one thing I can understand is that it's really tough to even want to work out when your down, but I can honestly say it does help. Most of the weight I had gained back from last year was when I was feeling sorry for myself and figured I should eat "this" and "that" cause it would make me feel better, only to see 20 plus lbs. of all the weight I lost last year come back very quickly and for a couple weeks in December was getting back in that old routine of not wanting to be around anyone again.

But with that said, what I did learn and realize was in January 2010, I was in a depression and wouldn't see anyone cause of my weight. I knew I didn't want to be that person again and got myself right out of that funk and started 2011 with a better outlook knowing I can do this, even though the chest cold made it difficult, I worked through it!!!!

The other thing I have to reflect on and why I like SP so much is I told a couple people about what I'd lost so far this year and although most that knew how much I lost last year were happy for me again, I find others who I swear try to sabatage people in order to make themselves feel better. I had one person tell me "oh well, that's nothing cuz people fluctuate like that all day". Well, I know my body and I know how I feel and I appreciate every single pound I lose. Then the funny thing about that was a couple days after they made that comment they were "struggling" helping me move boxes around and actually hurt the next day, where I was happy to do that as it gave me additional exercise and I found that I was in better shape than the other person! Makes me realize some people just don't like to see others suceed and the ill words are just meant to make themselves feel better.

May our 2011 blessings continue!!!!!
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  • SJG1953
    Amen to that! emoticon
    3541 days ago
    We can only do what is good for us and try to ignore those who will pull us down.
    Spark People is great for support and help.
    3541 days ago
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