Monday, March 17, 2008
I received an email today from SparkPeople that I received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator." I was so surprised! I know that without the support of my friends here at SparkPeople there is no way I could have moved so far toward my goals. Thank you, I really appreciate the support I have received.
I also failed to note that I passed a medium goal this past Thursday. I passed it by 2 pounds! I remember when I added that goal I really wasn't even sure I would be around long enough to get close. SparkPeople and the members have really captivated me by showing me that it is possible to reach our goals.
Click on this link. You will see an adorable little girl singing Amazing Grace. It is precious!
Friday, March 07, 2008
Yesterday was my weigh in day : I am down 3 pounds, ¼ inch each on neck, waist, hips, and both thighs! I was worried about this weigh in because I was not able to walk 2 times everyday. I had days that I could only walk once and then Sunday when I did not walk at all. That is a total of 19 pounds since I joined January 4th.
Thank you to all my Friends for all the encouragement!
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”
-Robert Louis Stevenson
Visit the link to read "If I Had My Life To Live Over" by Erma Bombeck
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I am down 1 pound from last Thursday. This poem that was shared by DOITFORME keeps reminding me to be grateful for losing 1 pound of fat:
One Pound of Fat
Hello! Do you know me? If you don't, you should. I am ONE POUND OF FAT, and I am the happiest pound of FAT that you would ever want to meet! Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me! After all, I am only ONE POUND OF FAT. Just ONE POUND. Everyone wants to lose 3 or 5 or 15 pounds, but never ONLY one. So, I just stick around and happily keep you. Then I am free to add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice... That is, until I have grown to 10, 20 or even 30 pounds in weight... YES... it is fun being ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT... left to do just as I please.
So, when you weigh in, go ahead... just keep on saying, "Oh I only lost one pound." (As if that is so terrible.) For you see, if you do this, you will encourage others to hang around me because they will think that I am not worth losing. And I LOVE being around you... your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips, and every other part of you. HAPPY DAYS! After all, I am ONLY ONE POUND OF FAT!!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I just wanted to save this somewhere that I could see it whenever I felt ready to give up. It is so inspiring!
Week of 02/28/2008
SUBJECT: Getting to *that* point
You know the point. Where you're tired of measuring food, tracking intake, working out, the whole sha-bang. You remember how much easier it was to just go to the kitchen and get something to eat and not think about it. Or go through the entire day and not have to remember to drink water or exercise your body. Bored with figuring out what to eat. Hungry, but tired of deciding if something is "worth" the calories/fat/extra working out, etc.
This is the point where I always gave up before. Not this time. I'm reminding myself that sure, I have to measure and track food, choose the healthy over the unhealthy, and move my body. Sure, I may not like it all the time, I may get bored and frustrated. I may not want to do it anymore. But this is a lifestyle change. This is something that will become just as ingrained as waking up with the alarm. I don't like it, but I do it every day. Or going to bed on time so I don't fling the alarm clock across the room when it goes off. I may get bored with my house, my pets, my spouse, even my kids sometimes. But I don't give up on them. Why should I give up on me?
Anyone else get this way? What do you do to pull yourself out of it?
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