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If you're tired of starting over, don't give up!

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Friday, May 14, 2021



One day I woke up and discovered I was too heavy for my scale! That was the day I gave up for good. I was very depressed to say the least. I think that was in 1997 or 98. I went to work and after work I would stop at the store and hit the deli. Go home and eat.I'm sure some of you know the rest.

I was slowly killing myself. I gained so much weight my knees were shot. Fast forward to 2001 or 02. My mother had passed in 2001. I asked Thoms1 (my sister) if I could come live with her and DH. Of course I said to talk it over with Tom and let me know. They did and I retired in 2004 and went to live with them. Fortunately for me they sold their old two story home and bought a ranch style home.

Did I change my eating habits? Seriously? No I did not. One day one of my nieces suggested that if I went on a "diet" her mother would too. I felt like she socked me in the stomach! I was polite about it but threw that thought in the trash. Two weeks later I got the spark e-mail introducing me to their totally free website. Didn't recognize the address so threw it in the trash without reading the entire e-mail. However, the sparkpeople contained the word spark and I love sparkles. So I checked out the website and the rest as they say is history.

I joined and read nutrition articles and forwarded them on to Becky. The first two weeks I only tracked my nutrition and did not change a thing. I was following the spark program. At the end of the two weeks I was pretty much horrified to see the total number of calories I was eating.
Then I had Becky on board so we made one change at a time.

I realize I must have been ready because I have never ever even thought about giving up. I hated the expression so many people used "Healthy Lifestyle Journey". Well, that is what this has been and will continue to be until I am turned into dust!

If you are ever discouraged ignore that feeling and keep right on doing what you are doing to make this a "healthy lifestyle journey"!
Remember the spark that ignites into a flame.
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