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......or else why do it at all? :)

...ya got that? ;) (Though I've come pretty close this year - it's been a *bad* one!)


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OK - let's try this *again*! (Yeah, I've said it before...........)

Today, 10/8/15, I received awesome news (have been on a frustrating job search since May)............so now it's time to reflect on the experience and how I've worked through it - and frankly, it has *not* been a good one.......

Sooooooo - now, the introspection and soul-searching (or what's left of my "soul") begins again, including "re-Sparking"!

I'll shoot for a 40 lb. loss again - and will give myself a year to do so (I figure that'll allow for - ahem - age-related changes in metabolism).............eating, as in the past, will continue to be a challenge, but I have still been pretty consistent with workouts, thankfully..........I *still need to deal with stress better than I have been* - it's been a DOOZY to try to deal with that this time around.......

For those who've read my recent vents - thank you for bearing with me! I felt I needed to back off of things a bit for a while, so turning off my SparkPage for a while just seemed to be the prudent thing to do while I diligently worked on getting back on my feet.........

Let's hope the "third time's the charm"!

Member Since: 3/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 55,754

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A better body and overall health - and a neater appearance in suits would be a good thing, too (as much as I HATE suits) :)

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No formal plan for now, but a basic cleanup of bad habits and refocusing on stress and emotional eating issues.....of course, the ultimate stress resolution will be getting re-employed :)

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Just trying to keep in mind that old saying - "one day at a time"!

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    Hubs is actually very supportive, he's just annoyed that she pulls stuff like this and tries to sabotage everything I accomplish at practically every turn. Another friend said no one sets out to make things difficult (or words to that effect) and I thought "you've obviously never met my mother" sigh. Sometimes you just have to realize they aren't happy unless everyone else is as miserable as they are, and then you have to make the choice to be miserable with them or cut them loose. I'm done being miserable. I'll keep a buoy handy for her, but that's about it.
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    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

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    Warm Greetings! I really value members who comment on my posts, so I’m here to say THANK YOU!
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    Good morning!! Hope your day is a good one! emoticon
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    Welcome to Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


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