This could be half of my lack of much loss this week....or not.
I had my weekly weigh in. Oh I was so sure those dang scales would move this week. I mean come on I walked five and a half hours, I counted everything that went into my mouth. I reached some of my fruit and veggies goals, I got my water. So what the heck is 0.2 loss for the week? I was so dang angry I wanted to cry on the scales. Did I you may wonder? Nope. I got upset with myself and then I started looking over my week. But again I did everything I could plus. So what is up with that again I ask?
Well we certainly can't force our bodies to just drop the weight. So If 0.2 each week is what I get I guess that is what I take. Now inches? I"ve lost two. So yeah it is coming off or shifting around to another area i'm really not sure. I really don't care to know at this stage. I will continue to believe it is gone.
So as I leave today to begin my new week I have my head held high with that 0.2 loss because you know what????? I didn't gain. lol.
What? I have to do this on my own? How am I to do that? Where do I begin?
Well of course you start here, on spark, then you make up a plan, get some friends, move a bit more. Simple right? Wrong! I've been doing this since 2008 or 9 I can't remember, seems so very long ago. i began like all the others with such high hopes. Oh I did great the first two years. Made it almost to my goal and then Yup it happened. I gave up. I got so I thought for sure I was on my way to goal and lifetime.
But two years later and i'm almost back to where I began. Yup you guessed it, we can't ever quit. that is the secret. We have to pick a journey we want to follow forever. Exercise? oh yes weekly. Not weakly but weekly. Food? Healthy and moderation all the way. So where does that leave me right now? It leaves me up this week, but down for the month. It leaves me with a mind set of "I can do this (again)".
So the month of October my work has a vision walk. We pledge to do 5 hours a month or 25 hours a month to earn an extra 250.00 towards research and such. I'm going for the 25 hours. I can do this and now that I have a cause besides just myself...heck the skys the limit. So i'm taking on October with much more riding on it that normal. Oh I know my health should be reason enough but sometimes that just gets pushed to back of our minds and we forget why we began in the first place.
So today is (again) How many day ones can you have in a journey you may wonder? As many as it takes to get to your goal. So never give up.
When I see the dreaded PLATEAU,
I know...there is a lack of commitment on my part.
Stress is part of life...so is disappointment, struggle, aggravation, and boredom.
Wanting things to change...but not wanting TO CHANGE...is a paradox.
The only way to get past that is to
CHANGE YOURSELF...CHANGE YOUR WORLD.
(Borrowed from a friend..thanks Sheryl)
I want to reach that GOAL...
I need to COMMIT
I choose ME today and everyday. I may not always choose wisely but I choose ME and I always continue forward. I have had many stops, starts, do overs, and failures along the road. But I"ve also had many successes, new habits started, new friends met, and health gained. So even when I fall down I somehow pick myself back up and dust off my butt and get back in the game.
A good spark friend always says it is choices. We decide and we choose our journey. So today I choose ME.
One pound at a time is how I plan on getting to goal.What about you?
I'm so moving forward. I am worth it and today is day six of moving. I'm doing my darndest to focus on the good and leave the bad behind. Because each choice I make is just that...my choice. So no one but me is to blame for the outcome. I have somehow made up my mind that i'm worth the effort and really i'm enjoying the ride. I have my daughter walking (litterally) beside me and my best friend working on her goals, so there is so much energy all around me right now. I'm soaking it up like a sponge. Isn't it funny how being healthy and working on you is really contagious? So very glad it is. I had given up on me and it was beginning to show. My clothes, my self esteem, my choices, it was all just not fitting right. So I work up one day and stepped on the scales and decided enough was enough. I think almost two years of standing still and working my way back up 15 pounds was enough.
I have a friend and he is always saying to work on one pound at a time. That is so very true. We can't do more than that at a time and so that is my newest goal. One little pound at a time. If it takes me three weeks to lose it will that one is gone and it is time to move on to the next. I can reach my goals one little pound at a time because as the quote says "i'm worth it".