Thursday, February 04, 2010
I was getting ready to do my blog entry for today and decided I'd look at a few of my fellow Sparkster's blogs first. WOW, did a large percentage of us get hit with the self doubt/possible self sabotaging bug today? My blog to begin with was going to be about how I felt a little down because I didn't think things were moving as fast as I thought they should. I'm doing everything right to transform my lifestyle into the healthy realm it should be, so why is it not showing as strongly as I think it should?
Then I read the other blogs and to tell you the truth I got a little ticked off about the way a lot of us are feeling today. AND I refuse to feel defeated. We are exercising more and some of us consistently for the first time. We are revamping the way we eat to be healthier. We are seeing results in a number of ways - feel better, clothes fit better, look better, you insert your "better". We have a lot to be proud of and need to relish it and SP I'm finding is a wonderful place to help us realize this and help squash the "down" thoughts.
Also, I believe a lot of us used our weight as our excuse or crutch for not doing or achieving something in our lives. I know this is true of me. As we lose this weight, many of us are having to face new challenges that never faced us before and we're having to learn new skills that weren't needed until people started taking notice of us. SP gives us a great forum to find and learn these skills and share experiences we each other.
I have a long road ahead to get to my goal weight, but I know I have a mountain of resources available to me here at SP in people and print and I hope to make full use of them.
So, in ending this blog, I guess my main point here is don't give up. Many of us have put too many things on hold and it's time to push ahead and GO FOR IT.