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Almost the end of 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I haven't blogged since early May. Lots has happened in that time. Let's recap.

Got married in June in Key West. (yes you were missed Lizzie!)


After the wedding we jumped straight into "for sickness and for worse". My husband had to have a stent put in his heart. We were no sooner home from the hospital when my step mama called and asked me to come as my dad was having a heart attack. Three days at their house, and home to find my husband was once again back in the hospital with his heart.

Thus my summer became a round robin of hospitals, staying at my parents' home and eating horrid hospital food, gaining weight - make no mistake.

Finally got everybody under control (oh - did I mention that my step mom fell and she was in a wheel chair all summer, after breaking a wrist, ribs and a knee?) Then I had foot surgery - to take care of a bunion - no emergency, but well needed. Two weeks in a cast, four weeks in a boot. About half way through the boot part of that program, I caught sight of myself. Fat, fat, fat. Not happy about it. I knew that SP wasn't working as I needed it to, or I wasn't using it as I needed it to.


So I joined Weight Watchers. Except, that I miss SP, so I would sneak back to track things and spin the wheel. Every Saturday I go to my WW meeting to weigh in and I am better at tracking my food on WW than I was on SP, perhaps because there are points involved, perhaps because I pay for it, not sure. What I do know is that since Oct. 19 I have lost 30 pounds! I am 20 pounds from my goal weight.


And I feel good. Really good. I don't snore anymore, I sleep better, I just feel good. But I miss my peeps here on SP. So I am going to use both sites, why not? Nothing to lose have lots of support right?

Keep fighting the good fight my peeps! We can do this using all the tools we have at hand! Happy New Year to all!

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    wow wondered where you have been. congratulations on the weight loss. How are you now after all of this time not hearing from you?
    hope your hubby is doing alright now.
    2353 days ago
    Hope you are still feeling good.

    I need BOTH Spark People and Weight Watchers.
    2676 days ago
    Wonderful blog....and great great attitude!

    Hope you and your dear ones stay well and healthy this year...and that you continue to reap ALL the benefits of the great good health your choices and efforts are bringing your way!

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    2762 days ago
    Nice to see you back on spark and after a rough start to your marriage, I'm so glad things are going better.
    2763 days ago
    Hey, a lot of us use commercial programs and STILL Spark. I'm a Jenny Craig client, myself, but it's Spark that keeps me motivated & blogging daily. Don't consider it a weakness to use whatever tool works for YOU, including WW. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    P.S. You have had one full 2013, by the way, here's to a smoother trip around the sun in 2014!
    2763 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/29/2013 12:04:45 PM
  • CAROL_31649731
    You certainly have been through a lot lately! We've missed you, though. Definitely can't have TOO MUCH support, so please spark once in a while, too. WW is a wonderful program & I'm so glad you've been successful on it!!! emoticon emoticon
    2764 days ago
  • TOOBUSY035
    We've missed you too SCHNEBL!
    I was not aware of rules as to how much online support one can have (LOL, JK) Seriously, life is stressful we need all the support we can get!
    2764 days ago
    Way to go, SCHNEBL! It's amazing how quickly our lives and bodies can be thrown out of whack! Wow! I believe you had more than most. I'm very proud of you for recognizing what needed to be done, and doing it!
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    Stay on whatever works for you, sweetie,
    2764 days ago
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