Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Hello my dearest friends!
Today is my 9 month SparkVersary! Woohoo! It's unfortunate that today, of all days, is my weigh in day...& I'm UP 1.4 lbs! But no fear! After my one hour walk this morning, I weighed exactly 1 lb less! Go figure! So, in actuality...I'm only up .4 lbs! Laughing....
Don't ya just hate when that happens!
Anyway, I'm not fretting! I'm just getting back to basics! 'Cause I know when I do so...I feel in control & see immediate results! So, it's back to measuring & weighing EVERYTHING I put in my mouth! And it's back to tracking ALL that I eat! I'll continue to drink the water, & walk/jog every day! I've been eating all the right stuff...so I'll continue my focus on healthy eating!
Woohoo! Go me!
Now, I thought I'd emphasize what's been going RIGHT! And how SparkPeople has vastly improved my life! I also want to give credit, where credit is due! I'm so very grateful for all of you, my precious Spark friends! You've all made it possible for me to "stay the course" & remain accountable! And of course, your words of wisdom, the kind words of support & encouragement has remained "the wind beneath my wings"! Without your love & friendship...all things would not be possible! I'm eternally grateful for all the continued support as I further pursue my quest for better health & wellness! Your presence in my Sparklife is truly a gift! I offer to you my heart & friendship in return! May we accomplish all we've set out to do...together!
WHAT I'VE GAINED THESE LAST 9 MONTHS IS...
SELF CONFIDENCE! I feel I'm soaring in flight w/a sense of pride & accomplishment!
ATTITUDE! I'm seeing the glass as half full & I have a CAN DO attitude!
CONTROL! I control what I put in my mouth & what I do w/my body!
FREEDOM! To be myself!
ROUTINE! I walk/jog everyday & complete ST 3x a week!
TRUST! In myself! I'm able to give myself support & encouragement!
WHAT I'VE LOST IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT! I'VE LOST...
SIXTY POUNDS! Now, THAT'S incredible!
USELESS worry & negative thinking!
CONSTRAINTS! There's absolutely NO limits to what I can achieve!
TAKING diabetes medication! I'm OFF the Metformin! Woohoo!
I still have some ways to go before I reach my weight loss goal! And even though I don't see myself reaching my initial weight goal of 150 lbs by June 2011...I feel I've done pretty well my friends! And I must say, I feel pretty darn good at the weight I'm at right now! My clothes fit well! I think I look good! I believe that's all that's important!
Now, as I look forward to celebrating my 1 year SparkVersay...I officially revise my weight goal to 155 lbs & intend to reach it by August 11, 2011! That gives me 3 months to lose 15 lbs! that's 5 lbs per month!
I CAN do it! I know I CAN! With your help my friends! With your help! I also want to be more accountable & plan to blog a little everyday, so as to remain on task! I'll keep it short & sweet, I promise! Just wanting to stay connected & on target each day!
Alright now! On your marks, get set! Go...! And I'm off!
Catch me if you can!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Yep! S-I-X-T-Y P-O-U-N-D-S!
I began my journey in Feb, 2010. I weighed in at 230 # then, diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, & was started on diabetes medication to help keep my blood sugars in check. I was dumbfounded & angry! And motivated more than ever to rectify the situation! I knew I was headed into dangerous territory, including the real possibility of ending up on insulin like my mother! My worst fear! I needed to do something.....& quick!
I began watching what I ate & had lost 11 # on my own, but needed something more... My massage therapist suggested SparkPeople.com & I logged on 8-11-10! All the support, resources, & tools were all in one place! I was never more excited, motivated, & determined to succeed!
I've learned to focus on one day at a time, to make changes that mattered, & I found the courage & strength (& the SPARK, if you will!) to continue! The Spark community has been instrumental in helping me stay accountable & keep going! I have JOY in my heart for all my Spark friends! I'm weighing it at 170.0 as of yesterday! Woohoo! And I'm no longer on diabetes medication! Whoopee! And life's soooooo much better now w/SparkPeople in my world today!
What I've learned is that....
LIFE HAPPENS! Get over it & move on! No matter what happens...you adjust & keep going! There's always gonna be SOMETHING that gets in your way! Just go around it! You CAN do it!
MOVE EVERY DAY! Absolutely NO DAY OFF from walking & moving my body! I remind myself every day that I'm one step away from being on insulin, if I let my guard down! NOPE! Ain't gonna happen...not on MY watch! I'm finding that a combo of cardio & ST are superb for keeping my body fit & healthy!
EAT AS MANY FRUITS & VEGGIES as you can each day! Eat a variety & try something new as often as possible! Whole foods doesn't mean boring!
MODERATION IS KEY! I can EAT anything I want...in moderation of course!
LOG ON TO SPARKPEOPLE every single day! It's your life line!
DRINK THE WATER! 8 or more glasses every day! It's essential!
TRACK YOUR FOODS & FITNESS to help stay accountable! Honestly, it works!
STAY CONNECTED w/your Spark friends! They're your life blood! Truly they are!
RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT every day! You're worth the effort!
SparkPeople IS my JOY! And you, my friends ...are my JOY! Thank you all for walking arm-in-arm with me on this wondrous journey! You truly ARE the wind beneath my wings! Love to you, always!
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