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Thursday, August 09, 2007

I joined a few days before the New Year. I thought that over the course of the year I could change my whole life. I started following the suggested menu plans, got a new job, and started working on following various programs and projects. Told almost everyone I knew about SparkPeople and started a team with all my friends.

Things were going well for about 9 weeks...then I got hurt at work. For 11 weeks I went to physical therapy 2 or 3 times a week. I was so tired and in so much pain when I got home from therapy I could not stand long enough to cook. With my husband at work and my daughter at school I stopped following the menus and ate what I could that was fast and easy.

After 11 weeks of physical therapy, my doctor was pleased with my progress and gave me my release to go back to work. I had a meeting with my principal to discuss the plan for my return. I was shocked when he told me that he decided not to renew my contract. The principal also told me that it was not in the best interest of my students for me to come back for the last 9 weeks of school and leave again. so my contract would be paid out to the end.

For some reason my friends had stopped logging into SparkPeople so I did not have my hand picked team to support me. My programs and projects fell by the way side. Somehow I have maintained my weight - neither losing nor gaining any weight. I realized that I have been spending more and more time in bed. It is challenging to get out of bed when the only reason you have to do so is to go to the bathroom.

For the last week or so I have started going very slow. I am drinking my water and taking my medication again. I have started to huddle with my groups in the morning. Little by little I am coming back. I just have to keep taking babysteps.
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  • SHRYNKABELLE
    Welcome back! and you're right, baby steps are the key to success. A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits, so hang in there....you can do it. And love yourself! I'll be looking out for your blogs :-)
    4828 days ago
  • DEBEDEE
    I keep thinking about "Baby Steps" too. I like what I hear you saying. You know inside yourself that you need to huddle with people. You are right you need others. pretty soon you will re-gain a new focus on life. For today take one more babystep. And tomorrow another. Your life COUNTS, yes it does. You may not feel like you have made a difference lately while you have been in recovery but now is a time to re-claim your life! Begin living by babysteps! I'm proud of you. Hang in there. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    4830 days ago
  • NURSEMOMTOTHREE
    Hang in there. We're all here to support you. It really stinks about your job, I'm so sorry. Work on your goals and prepare yourself so your ready when the next work opportunity comes along. Each tiny thing you do along the way just gives your incentive to continue.
    4830 days ago
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