Sunday, January 03, 2010
This morning my son and daughter in law head back home to Seattle. My oldest son is here until Tuesday with his two dogs. I am finding it very hard to find any time to work seriously on my goals and how I will reach those this year! I love my kids and am so glad they are here, but I need to do this soon!
Friday, January 01, 2010
I must admit I'm very excited at the possibilities of a new year and new decade. My hopes have been bouyed by my fellow sparkies. For the first time ever I KNOW I can reach my goal of losing 102 pounds. The journey began last April when my doctor gave me a dire warning that I was soon to be a diabetic if I didn't increase my exercise and decrease my weight. He told me to get into a diabetes prevention program which I did, that really helped tremendously as I did what I committed to do upon signing up. As that program wound down, I had a panic as I knew I couldn't do this without help. My friend and classmate told me she had joined SP. I knew what it was as my daughter had signed me up for it a few years earlier. I wasn't ready at that time to work it, but last fall I was very ready.
My first goal is to reach the 50 pound mark, 8 pounds from that now, my fitness goal is that I continue to keep up my classes and workouts to maximize my strength and fitness.
Because of the difference others (SP) have made in my life, I so desire to come along those who have a large amount to lose and be their encouragement and give them hope that I never thought possible in the weight loss area of my life. I pray that I will be given this opportunity.
My prayer for all of you is for a very Happy New Year filled with fitness, good healthy food, friends, fun and faith in God!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Dear Fellow Sparkies,
I am praying for all of us, that we will proceed through the next two weeks by taking steps to make sure we don't sabatoge our weight loss efforts! I, for one, have been on several plans through the last 23 years that I've been overweight and know how very hard it is to get back on track after falling off. IF, you do get off track, I encourage you to get right back on. That has always been hard for me in the past, but now I focus on my goal and my health and it helps me.
I think it was on SP that I read about how we act if we get a traffic ticket, we don't continue to speed afterwards. We change our behavior. In the same way it doesn't make sense to have the attitude that, "well I blew it, so I might as well just eat what I want." You can see where that makes no logic at all!
I encourage you to menu plan and even have an emergency snack bag. I noticed that as I'm busier I've run into trouble being overly hungry and unprepared with a quick snack. I'm loading up with fresh fruit and veggies that I will clean and package for a quick snack. That actually combats not only the need for a quick low cal snack, but also I have trouble getting all of my fruits and veggies in.
Merry Christmas to all you in Spark Land! Make it the best ever by making wise choices!
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