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Idk how long I've been gone, but I AM BACK!!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hi. My name is Riisa. I probably haven't been "sparking" properly (only fitness) for a few months. Today I posted this message on the "30Somethings with 100+ to lose" although I'm sure that I'm not a 30something (LOL). I know, I've got issues. I work too much and my husband has no job. My daughter moved back home with my granddaughter and that's the joy of my life (besides teaching Spanish and watching "Walking Dead" with my husband). Here's the message I posted today:

"My job and my life (my daughter/granddaughter have moved home) are overwhelming. Because I'm off today (and sick), I decided to just TRY and track my food along with my fitness. I always, always (in some capacity) work out. (that's actually part of the problem, but that's a story for another day).

However, I finally looked at my Sparkmail and saw this "challenge" from Teresa (Severina418) and thought "well . . . maybe . . . ". Then I started reading. Sherry Wilson's "remarks" (?not sure if this is the right term?) then INSPIRED me.

"I do the best I can from now on (my life is mine) I want to be a healthy . . .I am a positive thoghtful person who cares about others and my family . . . "

How AMAZING are these phrases!! How fantastic that I was sick TODAY and saw it JUST now! Even if I "can't get to it" -- my tracking (and yes, my teaching with 5 different preparations has caused 12-14 hour days and LOTS of stress), I WILL BY Christmas begin the tracking faithfully. I only have one more day before I have time off (what a lucky person am I).

I have been caught up in "poor me" syndrome (never mind that there ARE valid reasons) for a while now. I believe that, thanks to Teresa and Sherry, I'll give it another shot!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you both! Thank you Sparkpeople, you've been one of many blessings in 2013!
sincerely,
Riisa"

What I want to add to this is, Idk how long I've been gone. I THOUGHT I'd posted more. I THOUGHT I'd been paying better attention (to Spark and Spark friends). This is one of the reasons I was successful earlier this year. But, thanks to Sherry Wilson's positive statement and Teresa's motivating email, I'm back!!

I hope I start talking more through blogging/email here. I apologize if I've ignored anyone! In the meantime, I wish you all the best and "ten mucho cuidado" (take good care)!!
sincerely,
Riisa
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