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UPDATE: July 1, 2015 I was gone for nearly two years from Spark because my personal life was pretty hectic but I never forgot about my goals and what I wanted. I think the important thing is to keep trying and never give up. What''s different this time around? I''m taking it much slower and approaching this whole process with a kinder mentality to myself. I experienced some pretty serious burnout physically and mentally last time by trying to push myself to what I was told I should strive to ...
UPDATE: July 1, 2015 I was gone for nearly two years from Spark because my personal life was pretty hectic but I never forgot about my goals and what I wanted. I think the important thing is to keep trying and never give up. What''s different this time around? I''m taking it much slower and approaching this whole process with a kinder mentality to myself. I experienced some pretty serious burnout physically and mentally last time by trying to push myself to what I was told I should strive to do or be able to do. It''s so easy to get caught up in the hype but the problem is when you can''t keep up, it feels terrible. I''m also listening to my body. When something hurts, I''m going to let it heal even if it means not reaching my goals as quickly as I had hoped. It can be extremely frustrating starting over and over and over but I honestly think that''s just life. Sometimes you win and sometimes you f*** up. I''ve met so many amazing people on here and reading their posts encourages me every day. Their small and large accomplishments keep me going and their failures/defeats give me the ability to be more kind to myself because I realize we all face obstacles.
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Member Since: 8/8/2012

SparkPoints: 10,338

Fitness Minutes: 10,612

My Goals:
To finally embrace a healthy, realistic lifestyle that sticks. Learn to forgive myself and stop doing things for other people at the expense of my own well being.

My Program:
Under construction...

My goal is to be active three to four times a week.

Right now this includes various cardio including walking, swimming, zumba and boot camp and strength training. I'm not sure how much or how often. I'm trying to find a good balance.

Personal Information:
I'm a big nerd and I don't mind it a bit. I live in beautiful New Mexico and currently make my living as a writer.

I have one son who is headed to college. Emotionally that was something I had a hard time accepting. Some counseling and great friends helped me overcome the depression and anxiety I felt over his impending departure. This of course contributed to my weight struggle. Stress and anxiety is a huge trigger for me.

Other Information:
I love to read, I love being outside, I love crowds, I love to dance to really loud music, I love to laugh, I love hot and humid weather and I love the ocean.

I love my state and its people and my very large and awesome extended family.

I also have a large network of awesome friends all over the world. They make my life amazing.

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SHELLYGON321
9/4/2015 4:19:24 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog!!



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TREEHUGGERME04
9/3/2015 9:10:58 AM

How's everything going with you? Still liking your Fitbit?



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CSILVERS
9/1/2015 11:17:03 AM

Awwww! That's so great. I do think they miss us almost as much as we miss them. ALMOST! LOL.



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CSILVERS
8/31/2015 7:14:55 AM

I did get to see my daughter! We had a lot of fun Friday. She actually admitted that she misses her little sisters. WOW! LOL.

How did your visit go with your son? I doubt you forgot how to mother. LOL. After all this time I'm sure it's deeply ingrained in us.

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TREEHUGGERME04
8/29/2015 4:48:56 PM

Nice! Can't wait to get one!!



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