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Saturday, December 09, 2017

When I started with SP back in April, I was so fired up to live a healthy and better life. I ended up losing 11 pounds and felt great. What kept me going was all the encouragement and support I received from this great community. As time went on, I took my eye off the prize and let the stresses of this life weigh me down and my weight went up. I continued to encourage others but didn’t take some of that for myself. I feel like I’m on the outside looking in. I even considered canceling my account with SP, as I haven’t been taking care of myself as I should be. I gave it thought and decided no, I will stick with this, because I deserve to be good to myself and I’ve also grown to care for all of you. It brings me joy to read of your success and I pray for your continued success and also pray when times are hard for you. The enemy of my soul would want me to give up and give into failure. I will take this opportunity to get up, dust off and begin again with one foot in front of the other. I may not move as quickly as I’d like, but moving forward is a win. I’m 56 years old and if I don’t do it now, then when. This is a wonderful community full of caring people and I want to continue to be a part of all the ups, downs, laughter and tears. As a child I was taught to stifle how I feel and that my feelings didn’t matter. I’m learning that I need to let others know when I’m struggling and in need of support. So here I go and beginning again. May God Bless each and everyone here on your journey. Thank you for listening.
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    emoticon to taking care of you! You can do this!
    1245 days ago
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    Hi, Nancy!

    Let me know if you would like to partner up with me to have some accountability. I know that I would love that. In any case, hope you don't mind my adding you as a friend.

    blessings, Sue
    1246 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    If you don't already, start writing in a journal and reflect on your pwrsonal journey. Yes, you will have good days and bad days, but you will have a written record to refer back to. Good luck to you!
    1246 days ago
    Stay strong, dear Spark friend! I do the same struggle you describe off and on, but it helps to have a caring community. Wishing you success, happy holidays, and all God's blessings. emoticon emoticon
    1246 days ago
    I think we all go through this at some point. Over the last 8 months reading some of your comments is the main reason I have stayed with this your words have been life-changing to me. Please keep trying.And Iwill keep praying foryour successGod bless
    1246 days ago
    I don't think I can make a better comment than JUSTSTICKWITHIT so ditto. You are on SP as that's where God wants you to be as you have no idea the impact you have on the lives of others. Life's journey is not easy for any of us, God didn't promise easy, but He did promise to journey with us so we can make it to eternity with Him. Just keep focused on God and moving forward and know He's there along with your friends to pick you up if you fall. Much love and many hugs my Spark Friend.🤗🤗🤗
    1247 days ago
    And cheering you on!! You got this my friend!!!!😉😁😎😀🤓
    1247 days ago
    Everyone else continue on this road to health. I'm cheering you on, just like in its a wonderful life, I don't really think you realize how many people you have helped and touched. God bless you my friend and I look forward to continuing this journey
    1247 days ago
    Proud of you for sticking with this. I know you can do it! It's a struggle,no doubt, our self defeating thoughts try to sabotage us and force us to quit. You are strong and awesome. I'm so proud of you my friend. I'm looking forward to seeing you and
    1247 days ago
    Nancy my friend, you are one the reasons I have stuck with this even though I fell off like 100 times within the last year. You are a selfless person and just want to encourage and care for all of us here and in your life. As your friend I am so
    1247 days ago
  • ARMY_MOM17
    ...if it's one thing i learned from my fellow Sparky's is this weight loss journey is not a calm river ride-it's more like riding the rapids...some days your eating within calorie range, other days not much... you will have a good exercise routine going then life happens and you stop...same with losing weight...it is coming off nicely then bam, you plateau...but you can't give up!!!...u are worth good health and you are obligated to take care of yourself-if not you than who???...you are not an outsider, we are all in this together... and we are here to support and encourage you... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1247 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2017 11:13:45 AM
  • HOLLYM48
    Please don't leave. Each day is a day to begin again and to try your best. Each day that you log in, you think about what you are doing for yourself and a healthy lifestyle. This is not an easy journey, weight gain is so much easier than weight loss or even maintenance, but just thinking about what you are eating and how much will get you on the right track once again.
    Stay strong and have a great weekend.
    1247 days ago
    Best wishes on finding a plan that works for you and that you can stick with. You are important, you can do it.😊 Have a nice weekend.
    1247 days ago
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