On my 47th birthday, I made a commitment to give myself the gift of a new body. For my myself and my health, my daughter, my hubby, my music!!! Starting with a total of fifty pounds total to lose, I made it to the halfway point on June 25, 2010. Only 25 pounds left to go. I think I'll easily make it by Christmas!
My greatest lessons so far:
Every day I re-commit to myself to eat consciously. When I think about reaching for something sweet or salty, I look at what's going on in my life, in that moment - discomfort, conflict, need for love or comfort - and I've learned that I can consciously choose not to give into to those urges to ease my mind.
I've learned to eat smaller meals through out the day and not allow myself to get famished. This practice made impulse eating non-exististent!
I've learned that I actually enjoy cooking, and that I actually CAN cook!
I've learned to weigh and document everything I eat, and drink 8 glasses of water a day!!! Thank you SparkPeople!
I've learned getting fit doesn't have to be "hard". I learned to create an awesome context that includes an empowering story full of rich motivation, and I SHARE it with friends, family and the people I work with. I'm inspired, and guess what? So are they!!!
I've learned to log in to SparkPeople everyday and play to make the journey FUN and in GREAT company!
Most of all? I've learned to just HAVE FUN!!!