Monday, August 25, 2014
My favorite Aunt had a funny story about when she was pregnant with her first born- my cousin Doug. Auntie Helen was way far along~ big as a house she said~ and had been downtown shopping. As she crossed the street to head toward her car, she felt something slipping half-way through the cross walk. Frugal at the time, she was wearing stretched-out undies and yep the waist band gave way. As her panties slowly fell down, she said she simply let them fall, stepped out of them (this was back in the day of dresses and no hose) stared straight ahead, and kept on walking. She wasn't humiliated at all. It cracks me up to think of what the next person crossing thought of the stretched out undies lying there.
So what has this got to do with weight loss? WELL! There is a point and I will get to it now. There are all kinds of changes going on in my life right now, and although my underpants haven't fallen down, there have been some things where I've had to focus and just keep on walking. In spite of it all, I am determined to stay on Spark and keep my goals alive. I had been 100% off wheat/ gluten for two months (June and July) and really didn't lose an ounce. (and I didn't replace the wheat with junk either) So I went back on for a few weeks here in August, and sure enough I did gain some back of the few measly pounds I'd gotten rid of, and got the old bloat and gigantic waistline back. So even though the weight doesn't fall off for me, I'm back to wheat/ gluten free and now that my experiment is over I'm not messing with it again.
I refocused my goals into three parts and made sure they had nothing to do with the move we're making, the changes that are happening, etc. I looked straight ahead and picked three things that are important to me: Next April is when have a reunion of sorts (part of the family during their Spring Break) at a beach house we've rented near Charleston, SC for that month. Next my Medicare Birthday (yay!! I'll never be so glad to be a year older as then) in late May- and part three is the end of that same year which is 2015. With all of my weight loss failures, I am still not going to stop trying. When I was first on SP and would see how many years some of the folks had been here with very little results in actual weight loss, it used to make me scratch my head. Now I get it. Some of us are still in the ring, and no we are not lazy, and yes we do have good nutrition and exercise, and no we don't see the same results as some.
Look straight ahead. Let the old stuff fall away- it's of no use. Keep on walking.
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