Monday, October 06, 2014
I am coming up on my 6 year anniversary of joining Spark People and I am sad to say that during those 6 years I gained 10 pounds every year for a total of 60 pounds. Wow what an accomplishment! Am I mad at myself, yes I am. Am I going to let this keep me from reaching my goal. No, I am not. The lessons I've learned far out weigh my weight gain. I have learned why I gained weight instead of loosing it. I've realized that yes, I can loose this weight. I can do the things required to loose weight, but more importantly, I am ready to do them and I WILL DO THEM! I have learned what my eating triggers are. I've realized I didn't treat myself very nicely by the things I said to myself. I've learned which foods to eat so my body can run at optimal efficiency. I've come to understand why eating right, daily tracking, daily consistent exercise, weekly goal setting, weekly evaluations and the importance of constantly reviewing my goals and changing them when needed. Without these key factors, you are setting yourself up for failure like I did. The most important thing I have learned is to take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for my actions. I am the reason why I gained the weight instead of loosing it. I thought I knew more than the experts so I made changes to their program. Boy was I WRONG, DEAD WRONG! I have now taken full responsibility for my actions. I will have to say that my 6 years on Spark People were not a total loss. Granted, I have only lost 13 pounds so far, but the lessons I've learned far out weigh the pounds I didn't loose. I now KNOW the formula for loosing weight and keeping it off for good. I am DETERMINED! I am RESPONSIBLE! I am SUCCESSFUL. I am ME!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Do I need to say why I have a new determination to get my weight off once and for all? These 2 little moppets and soon to be 3 are my new motivators.
Monday, June 23, 2014
We had my husband's family reunion this past weekend in Star Valley, Wyoming and as usual I watched 90% of the action instead of participating in it. As I watched my sister-in-law who is very active, eats healthy and exercises daily, I realized I want to be active just like her. I want to be the one who goes on the river run, goes on the hikes, goes swimming and plays with her grand kids in the pool. It's ridiculous to sit on the sideline instead of doing something so I can join in the action. I had my personal epiphany this weekend. I have 53 weeks to get myself into shape so that next year it will be me, joining with her, in all the activities. I have a new goal to work towards. I have pictures to help me visualize my goal and to keep me motivated. It's time to quit sitting around feeling sorry for myself. It's time to implement the five G's. They are: 1. get off the couch 2. get active & move more 3. get exercising daily 4. get eating right and 5. get more sleep. With these five G's, I will reach my goal!
Sunday, May 04, 2014
I've been in the self destruct mode these past 5 months. I realized that it was senseless to be on this site and not do the things that needed to be done. I was very good at thinking, and planning, but I was horrible at the Doing. The truth is out, I do not want to DO everything it takes to loose weight. I was picking and choosing which steps of the Spark Solution I would DO. I thought I knew more than the experts. Wrong! It's no wonder I weigh more today than when I started. Facing this truth about myself is actually less painful than my avoidance of the truth. I am now willing to DO and to follow the Spark Solution as written. Monday is my official start day. I have learned all to well, you don't get anywhere by just planning, it takes DOING.
Truth #2, I am a perfectionist. If I can't do something perfect then I don't want to do it. I want it to be easy, I want it to be quick and I want it to be perfect. Talk about debilitating! I want to go from zero to 100 in 2 seconds. This thought process is why I don't DO. By starting out small, becoming consistent with the small steps, I will be able to be consistent when my steps become larger. I want to become one of the successful weight loss members of Spark People. To be that, I need to DO the Spark Solution as written and without any modification to it. The truths have been faced, it's now time to start DOING. My new motto is, Don't think, don't question, just DO IT!
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