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Time to restart the program!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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My first days on Spark People were so successful, I was really proud of myself. But some time in the past month or so life seems to have gotten in the way. I've stopped tracking my foods, I haven't cooked a decent meal in over a week, and I have really cut back on exercising. And I don't even have any kind of excuse.

It really hit me yesterday when I was getting ready to go out. A few people from my high school organized a "get together" - nothing more than sending out a time and place for any and all former classmates to come together and socialize. No small project when you consider my graduating class was over 800 seniors! I have passed on each of the previous events thinking that I've lived many years without these people in my life, why change. But we've had a couple of recent deaths of former classmates which made me realize that it might be important to see some people while I still can.

But back to the point - first, I thought I had lost enough weight to wear a pair of pants that had been in my closet for years and years, only to find that while I could put them on there's no way I would leave the house wearing them! Way too tight. Which got me in front of the mirror, something I rarely do, and I realized I hadn't been going to these events because I was so unhappy with how I looked. In High School I was the slender girl - someone who could eat whatever because I burned it all off. I was a dancer and I often performed - so many people knew who I was because of that. But I went - and I am so glad that I did. It was wonderful to reconnect with old friends and apparently we had all changed.

But one thing about last night that I will take with me - it is really important for me to be the person I feel I am inside, and that is a person who can enjoy life and be active. Which means I still have some work to do!

So I've restarted my Spark Coach 90 day program. I know what to expect, and I know what to do - I just need to find the motivation to do it! And today is a perfect day to start.

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  • USMAWIFE
    we all need to restart our goals every few months


    I recently re connected with friends from grade and high school I was the skinny kid and they were the heavy ones. I was shocked to see them both now at over 400 lbs One had knee replacement surgery and ended up in rehab for 5 months. the other ended up in a nursing home with back problems in Oct and sadly two days ago her husband announced she was now in ICU fighting for her life as her heart could not longer support the weight she put on her body Sometimes it is a major things that really jump our restart


    1847 days ago
  • SPARTANJAI
    It is great that you saw you were slipping habits and restarted. Good luck on your journey.
    1847 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    My high school friends and even grade school friends get together every now and then. We try to do it at least once a year. The older we get, the less we judge. I think everybody has their own faults that they acknowledge now and realize so do others and just accept. I'm glad you went.
    1847 days ago
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