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Labor Day ~Celebration~

Monday, September 01, 2014

Not only is today Labor day it is the Day we celebrate the 17th Birthday of my son with Family his birthday is actually August 25th so this years celebration is a little late.

It seems like only yesterday I held a tiny little baby in my arms. My thoughts for today are proud as I look at the young man he is becoming and then my thoughts switch back to the person I was when he was born. My weight was not under control then either but it was a lot less.

So as the celebration begins I will make a promise to myself to not indulge beyond my goals today and then I will have my own celebration when I am victorious!

Until tomorrow....KEEP SPARKING!

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    Happy belated birthday to your son!

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BETZYGIRL 9/1/2014 1:12PM

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BABYSOX 9/1/2014 12:46PM

    emoticon to your son and

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LOST trying to be FOUND

Sunday, August 31, 2014

About 10 months ago my whole world changed someone I cared for deeply was going through something I couldn't believe I was blind too. My whole world collapsed.

My spark Journey had been one of success. I had lost 47 lbs! I was Happy and felt like I could conquer the world. Then It came to a total Halt and I began my downward spiral. Everything in my life became about helping this person.

Its very hard to know someone you love so deeply is going through a struggle and try to hide it from the whole world. I pretended everything was OK and even convinced myself it was. When the weight started to go back on I kept saying I'll start tomorrow, then the next day it was the same thing over and over and over.

By this time I had all but given up. I still logged in the my spark people page. Then one day I was so angry at myself I deleted every Blog I had ever written...I didn't want to see my success. Why? because then I had to admit my failures and Failure is NOT a word I like to use.

I am happy to report my loved one is on a road to a better tomorrow and each day they seem to be a happier person. Lots of things have changed In our day to day life as a family and sometimes we take one step back only to take a step forward the next day. So now It's my turn and I am trying to find myself again.

I really don't know how but now I need to let go of the guilt associated with the unexpected issues and the weight gain. "ONE DAY AT A TIME" those are the words of my grandmother along with "BELIEVE" She's been gone from our family for over 16 years now but I guess she still has the best advice in the world.

So I'm going to take it "ONE DAY AT A TIME" and "BELIEVE" in myself

Until next time my Spark Friends....KEEP SPARKING!

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BABYSOX 8/31/2014 7:28PM

    Just start at the beginning. The fact that you wrote this blog shows that you are ready to get back on the healthy path. The past is the past, but the future has not happened. It is what you make it!

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RHOOK20047 8/31/2014 10:03AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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