Thursday, November 12, 2009
I can hardly believe it but after a really rocky start here back in August it all seems to be coming good. Certainly no fireworks but very gentle weight loss through reasonable eating and just about enough exercise - cardio and strength. I am amazed!! Normally I follow diets that give instant results - big weight loss very quickly through eating all sorts of bizarre food combinations. Inevitably this has been followed by the return of every last ounce. Further, I ALWAYS avoided exercise like the plague. I'm sure you get the picture
I love this site and have spent more time in front of my laptop than I ever did on the PC in my office before I retired. I have given myself so many stringent pep talks thanks to what I have read in articles or on the message boards. I have learned so much about lifestyle changes that somehow I have been sparked - for the first time in my life - into taking gradual changes on board helped by the motivation of all the great people I am finding here. You know who you are and I thank you.
It's going to be so very slo-ow and I don't doubt there'll be hiccups, but with perseverance and patience on my part - very very hard for me - and the great resources, experts and wonderful Sparkers, I finally have some hope that I will become a reasonable size again, regain some muscle strength and find the stamina to run around after my grandchildren on a regular basis.
I am at the beginning of the journey and I know so little, but to any struggling Sparkers I want to say – it’s certainly not easy but 'keep the faith' - 'have hope' - it seems to me that it really can be done.