NOTGIVINGUP49 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I have been heavy since I was five years old. My heaviest was about 450 lbs and with Spark People I got down to 201lbs with a healthy lifestyle change. I had improved my health and wellness. I had learned to celebrate life's journey, took better care of my body and learned to love myself! Unfortunately, I made the major mistake of thinking food was never going to be an issue for me ever again I was so wrong. Like so many, I relapsed -- big time -- My weight is now up to 370 pounds. I feel like a failure and lost the love I developed for myself. I often feel hopeless and want to quit, but am reminded:
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
- Author Unknown
To remember that I am a worth while person no matter what my size!
* 10% weight loss (37 lbs) to 333 lbs by 6/12/17
* 10% weight loss (33 lbs) to 300 lbs by 10/9/17
* 10% weight loss (30 lbs) to 270 lbs by
* 10% weight loss (27 lbs) to 243 lbs by
* 10% weight loss (24 lbs) to 219 lbs by
* 10% weight loss (21 lbs) to 198 lbs by
* Aerobic activity at least 10 min 3 days per week
* Walk at least 4,000 steps per day and work up to 10,000 steps per day.
*Use a pedometer.
*Track my food daily.
My name is Sarah and I live in Rhode Island.
I have a black and tan Daschund named Ally.
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Secrets of Success
Checking in on you Sarah.
I hope you are doing a bit better.
Thinking of you,
872 days ago
Sapphire team is cheering you on this week!
Enjoy some Fall Fitness.
885 days ago
I hope you can make today your best day yet, and that you find many reasons to smile.
It can’t always be about our weight, right?
889 days ago
Every day is a new beginning: A day to say 'yes' instead of 'no'. A day to choose a smile, to choose light, to choose love. Every day is a new beginning, a new gift we get to do what we want with. What will you do with your day?
“Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
892 days ago
I Love the pretty background on your page!
906 days ago