Tuesday, July 31, 2007
If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
I have been on this ride for a long time. Over a year in fact! Although I have only been on Spark for seven or eight months. I wish I could report bigger loses and fewer plateaus, but that is just the way things are. If I had a normal thyroid, maybe things would be different. I am healthier. I get more regular exercise, my posture is greatly improved, and I love my new lifestyle which is filled with yoga and bellydancing. But, my weight stays about the same. Even when I eat too much (like on vacation) or when I eat too little, it stays about the same. Seems like no matter that I do, there is no significant change.
At some point, many people would just give up. I don't, because I can't. I need to keep trying. Maybe by this time next year I will be down another ten pounds, then it will all have been worth it. Maybe I will be the same weight I am today, which would be significantly better than ten pounds heavier! I just get tired of being good. There are days when I really want to go through the drive through at Taco Bell or Chick-fil-a, instead of eating a luna bar or chicken salad sandwich at home.
Oh, well, I just keep going. Keep taking this thing one day at a time, one meal at a time, one yoga class at a time. What else can I do? As always, I have to keep on keepin' on. :-D