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First and Last Entry of 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

I hadn't realized until just now a whole year had passed since I last posted anything in this blog. I stopped blogging when I started hitting new transitions in my life. I'm realizing more and more that I don't handle transitions really well. Our family moved to a new country and we are learning a new language and culture as well as trying to learn who we are in this place. Our kids are going to a new school and my oldest will be moving away to the States where she will go to college next year.

Like I said, lots of transitions. When I am in the middle of transitions it feels like some things in life go on "pause". I just don't have the mental and emotional energy to deal with them. I had an injury to my foot last year along with a ton of other stressful things and it threw me for a loop. I intended to continue on in healthy eating but eventually got to the point where I just couldn't even think about it anymore and it was easier to fall back into old patterns.

Overall, I feel more emotionally and mentally healthy than I had been in the past. This move has been good for us, in spite of all the transitions. Physically, I'm the heaviest I've ever been. I also didn't realize that until I stepped on the scale yesterday for the first time in months. It also dawned on me this morning that the shorts I've been wearing that I thought fit so well, were my "fat" shorts that I'd been saving to remind me how far I'd come. These things have forced me to see that I need to make a change. I know I'm not perfect and I've had discouragements many times in the past but life is not about perfection. It is a journey.

I've started working on portion control and am signed up to start going through the book "100 Days of Weight Loss" starting on January 1st.

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  • ZELLAZM
    Now those are some big transitions! Look forward to hearing more, even though you may not have time to post often!
    1646 days ago
  • ALIHIKES
    It is very hard when overcoming surgery and major life transitions! (I had similar challenges that dealt a set back to my weight loss/fitness goals -- mom's extended stay in hospice and death, and foot surgery). Best of wishes and good luck in achieving your life goals!

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    1649 days ago
  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    The good thing is that though you fall, you keep getting up and that a great thing. emoticon !!! Much success to you on your journey.
    1652 days ago
  • INSPIRED1314
    Be encouraged! As we all work on our journey, we are not alone. When U can, jump right in on the challenges, as U no doubt remember, they are quite motivating. Let's spark it up & give ourselves a big push, U. R in the right direction. Edith
    1652 days ago
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