Friday, March 25, 2011
Its been one year since joining Spark People (can't believe it) I've lost over 75 lbs and many inches. I went from size 22 to size 12 and I'm still in shock when I put my pants on that even say size 12. I'm loving the way I feel. Thank you all my friends, and potential friends all over the world. You all mean alot to me...
As I read many Sparkfriends blogs and web pages, I am facinated at how much Sparkpeople is helping and has helped so many people around the world.
I have lost a total of 91 lbs. I am healthier than I have been since I was a young teen. I have gained so much knowledge on all the things I did wrong in all my past "diet experiences" I've done them all. Over the years, I have lost and gained probably well over 500 lbs on and off.
What was the key this time around you might be asking? So I sat back and asked myself the same question?
I realized I was doing this for myself. Not anyone else, I realized I had to stop "dieting" and "depriving" as that is how I thought of not being able to eat the foods I liked. I gave myself many reasons, not to go to the gym. I gave myself many reasons why It is OK to eat that Pizza today, maybe I was at the cardio machine an extra 10 minutes? Everything I did, was around eating, or not eating.
I finally realized I needed to live for myself. I enjoy a nice glass of wine, I enjoy and Chocolate once in a while, I enjoy the various different classes at the gym. I had to get into my head. This was something I enjoyed and not because I was overweight and just had to do this.
I eat now 5 - 6 times a day, I walk and take those fun classes like Zumba, I do enjoy a good heart cardio workout a couple times a week. I enjoy taking on new challenges. I enjoy trying new fruits and veggies and learning how to cook them.
I eat for me now. I exercise for me now. So I know I can keep going.
Everyone make a point to say to yourself everyday "I'm doing this for me and loving every minute of it!) Thanks everyone....