Saturday, July 09, 2011
This is my 16 month anniversary here on sparkpeople. I have lost 70 pounds (and 83 from all time highest weight, recently discovered). Looking back, I have accomplished so much but what still surprises me is how amazing I feel!
From someone who has 2 bulged discs in my back, a knee replacement and needs another one, I am constantly surprised by what my body can do because I TRY.
I track my food and excercise because I dont TRY. I just DO it.
I walk because I LIKE TO. Sometimes I dont want to but I do it because I said I would.
I dont LIE to myself anymore.
I WANT something more than cookies. I want to be healthy and fit. (Sometimes, I still want cookies too but there is room in my life for that).
Every step makes it EASIER to make the next step.
I have all the SUPPORT I could ever need with sparkpeople and the friends I have made.
I GIVE encouragement because it helps and someone did it for me.
What makes me so special? NOTHING. We all started in the same boat and our level of success will depend on each day, making a choice. Each meal is a choice. Each chance to move your body is a choice. I am no different than you.
I want to lose 41 more pounds. That was my original goal. I will reasses when I get to that point.
If you want it, you can do it. That's it. Just take it day by day, ask for help and have a little faith in your self. You will be stunned with what you can do.
Just TRY, DO, GIVE.