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Sunday, January 12, 2014

I know I'm wearing out my welcome - by leaving Sparks and coming back as often as I've done..... These days, it's been hard for me to be consistent in anything! I've let my health issues come between me and my weight loss goals, and the great Sparks community, who've been so supportive of me. I'd like to think that changes NOW!

The combination of pain, and the freaky weather we've been having - has kept me sort of housebound - and vegged out! Lucy hates the cold, snow, wind and rain (just about all we've had lately) - so our 'walks' are very short. So here I've been sitting (or lying down) - getting lazy and sloth-like. But we all know that's about the worst thing anyone can do to herself! At least I haven't gained more than 2-3 pounds - even tho' my eating habits have been erratic.

I'm not sure how I'll incorporate positive change - but I'm determined to do so. First, I'll re-incorporate Sparks into my life......and the wonderful people who have always had my back.
Then - I'll create some sort of exercise program that won't aggravate my joints and muscles. I'll make a concerted effort to get out every day - rain or shine - there's so much to do and see right in my own neighborhood....... even tho' walking is hard on most days.

I must count my blessings - for in spite of all - my blessings are many. I've just forgotten them........

So - without belaboring all this..... It's good to be 'home' .... I hope to be a fully participating member of the Sparks community and to continue the dialog I've had with so many of you - offering friendship and support and, asking for it, when needed......

I wish you all ------ the very best of everything in the new year@!! It's sort of an auspicious year for me - as 2014 was the address of the house I grew up in! When I was young, who ever thought of living to 2014?~ in the 1950's and 60's it seemed impossibly far away!!!!! But - here I am!!

Huge Hugs to all......
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    Libby, I always look forward to hearing from you and I do understand that you have a lot to deal with. You have a great attitude and I know you will do it.....yes, yes, yes, you will!!! So glad you're here.

    Hugs to you and Lucy.......Mary Anne
    2478 days ago
    Libby, You could never wear out your welcome! We love hearing from you as often as you can be here. emoticon emoticon

    2478 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Welcome back Libby, It is hard, especially with extra health issues like you have. Just do the best you can!! Good luck & we're here to support you! emoticon
    2479 days ago
    Ahh.. so good to hear from you! You are not alone in the sloth-like behavior. That pretty much sums up that past few months for me as well. And, great minds must think alike, because we've got similar game plans!

    And, no way to out wear out your welcome!
    2479 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    We can only do what we can as far as exercise. With arthritis (30+ years) and osteoporosis, what feels fine to me one day hurts like the dickens the next.

    I have found a DVD that helps me (eliminating the deep bends and waist bends). It is "Tai Chi for Everyone: Harmony is your true nature" with Christopher Anderl.

    It took my going through 5 other DVD's before finding the right one for me.

    Blurb on front cover of case: "The Most Complete Set of Healing Movements Between Heaven and Earth"

    One of the blurbs on back cover of case: "Seven Healing Movement Sections In One Integrated Program"

    About the Instructor: "Christopher Anderl is one of the world's most vibrant and dynamic Tai Chi and Chi Gung Instructors. An Avid walker and observer of the natural world, he has practiced physical and spiritual movement arts for 30 years. His teaching has been described as Poetry in Motion."

    What I would love is one of the walk-in, soaker, jacuzzi tubs. Oh well, a girl can dream!

    Hang in there.
    2479 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    No one keeps count of how many times any one comes and goes from here. This is a home for you. You're always part of it. And it's always wonderful to hear from you. This a community of support, in all that you are going through, weight wise or other. Never apologize for any absence. We can only do what our bodies allow us, and if that means you pop in and out at times, so be it. That said, it's great to have you back and giving it another go. You are never truly beaten, until you give up!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2479 days ago
    Nobody's been back more than I have!! Welcome back and good luck! emoticon emoticon
    2479 days ago
    emoticon I know how hard it is to stick with a plan while dealing with medical issues and pain, not to mention the awful weather!

    I wish you the very best.

    Hugs, Leslie emoticon
    2479 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Remember to plan your work and work your plan. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2479 days ago
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