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Back after a long time, Blogging troubles, and My SP journey so far

Friday, March 02, 2012

So I'm back on SP after a long time. emoticon

I've always kinda sucked at the blog thing. I read other people blogs and I'm jealous of their ability to write something that everyone finds entertaining, inspirational, etc. Maybe I've never got into blogging because I don't have a lot to say. I'm a pretty laid back, go with the flow kinda guy ... unless I get passionate about something. Then I can rant about it for awhile. (See my blog about kid's menus in restaurants.) But I guess I should be more passionate about my health. So here goes.

emoticon Um ... I don't really have a topic to talk about, so I guess this will just be stream of conscious.

So I'm back on SP (I guess we covered that.) Some years ago, I got on SP (at the recommendation of my smart and lovely wife), and I made a lot of progress. I lost like 30 or 40 lbs. emoticon It was great. I felt better, had more energy, and was really enjoying working out. Then life got in the way. My mom got very sick with breast cancer. She had beaten it once, but it came back with a vengance. My wife and I were spending lots of time visiting the hosiptal, and trying to help take care of her. I wasn't making time to exercise, track food, etc, and I fell off the wagon. (She ended up loosing her battle with cancer, but that's not really what I'm here to focus on.)

That was 2 years ago. After that I never really got back on the program. I'd log on for a week or 2 every once in awhile and track my food, but I wasn't making lifestyle changes and I wasn't working out. So of course I gained the weight back. emoticon (ok, it's not THAT bad.)

So that's my SP journey so far. I've decided to recommit to myself and to SP. I was feeling like I was heading down a road that wasn't going to a good happy place. I want to get healthy and be around for a long time, grow old with my wife, and hopefully see some grandkids. I want to set a good example for my son, so he grows up living a healthy lifestyle. So far, I've been tracking my food for over a week, and as a result I've been making healthier eating choices. I haven't started working out yet, but I will make an effort to do that soon. I also need to get back into the SP community. I used to like participating in the SparkTeams, so I'll try to stop by and say hi. emoticon Hopefully this is the beginning of something good...

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    Welcome back! Start slow...baby steps...just take one day at a time. I've fallen off the bandwagon several times...but came back with a vengence! You'll do it again and it will stay off this time! :o)
    2891 days ago
    Welcome back!
    2903 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    Welcome back indeed.

    You're not the only one who has problems blogging. If you just speak from the heart, you'll get the job done. We're not here to get awards for our writing, if we were I'd have hit the road a long time ago. As for the real reason we have all joined this wonderful site, you've been there before and had great success. And I know you will do it again. All the very best to you. (And NOAHSFITMAMA is right!) emoticon
    2903 days ago
  • BOSS61
    You have to add Libby. She is essential to the Sparky experience!
    2903 days ago
    One of the nicest and most honest blogs I've ever read!!
    Welcome back.....
    I've had a few false starts too.
    So....here's to a new commitment!

    Wanna' be friends?? I'm going to add you, if you don't mind, to my friends' list.

    I love New Orleans....used to travel there for business (years ago......). Brings back great memories.

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    2903 days ago
    emoticon Good Job on the Blog! Welcome Back! You sound like you are ready to get the job done! emoticon Best wishes for a successful continued journey! emoticon

    2904 days ago
  • BOSS61
    Welcome back. We are of the same gender, about the same weight, both fathers, both technical professionals. Glad to know there is another like me. And no worries about the blog - just read the junk I post on mine! Welcome back!

    PS - I added you as a Sparkfriend. Maybe you want to add back - no pressure now...
    2907 days ago
    You blog just fine! emoticon
    2907 days ago
    Welcome back! :)
    2907 days ago
    great blog. especially that part about your smart and lovely wife emoticon
    2907 days ago
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