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The joy of self entertainment.......

Monday, April 13, 2015

So last night I was logging my exercise......ok, wait - I must digress for one second....
You see me saying that sentence makes it sound like logging my exercise is something I do every day. Which it isn't. In fact, I really haven't worked out in any dedicated way for almost 2 years!
Yes, I've gone to the gym a few times, but no committment was involved. The gym and I were kind of like......not seriously dating. We just weren't that into each other......
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Anyway......back to my story!
After I logged my exerise I was just roaming around my Spark Page and I decided to blog hop! I just started randomly picking blogs to read - my own blogs!
I ended up all the way back to 2010. Oh my gosh, it was SO fun !!
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I was impressed that I actually wrote some pretty entertaining blogs! Whoda thunk? I never fancied myself a write of any sort.
I laughed and even read some of my blogs out loud to my daughter.

I found some pictures of my dear friends and I reminded myself of some of the struggles I had gone through and had forgotten about over the years.

It was really a very nice way to spend an evening. I didn't read them all so I can always do it again some evening.

It's nice to be able to look back and see how life has changed, how I have changed.....not only physically but emotionally & mentally. My eating has changed, my health has changed, my family has grown and changed.
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Give it a try sometime.....remind yourself why you came to Spark, how you felt when you lost those first few pounds, how you overcame your strugles......it is important to see your accomplishments AND failures.

One of my favorite shirts that I own says:
Pity the man who has never known hard times.
It is only through suffering that we know who we really are.

I would wear this shirt everyday if I could. Nothing else I own can even begin to speak the volumes that this shirt does. My sister once said to me "You are like a black cat....no matter what happens you always land on your feet. I don't know how you do that."

It is very true, Our life experiences, both the good and the bad shape us into the people we become. It's our job to mold and guide that growth into something positive, Learn the lessons and vow to make our own life and other peoples lives better.

Sorry for the ramble...... sometimes i just get frustrated that so many people just coast through life. They sit back and try to let others take the lead. They let others shape their future when they should be doing it themselves.
I love Sparkpeople because it really encourages strength, independence, growth and pride,

Make your life what you want it to be! There are no limits!
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Melissa
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  • BOPPY_
    Congratulations,

    Lee emoticon
    2058 days ago
  • JAMBABY0
    good for you and thanks for sharing
    2058 days ago
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