Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This past holiday weekend, it finally sunk in. First, a little background. I've been on this new lifestyle change since last October. I found SP in January 09. Since then, I've been on a slow loss but mostly plateau and I recently read that's no plateau anymore - it's not doing something right to fire-up my metabolism. I have 20 more lbs to go, and my body just does not want to relinquish any more weight. It seems to be saying, "hey, I've given up 33 and that's it!" (smiling) Okay, so I've been reading on some SP webpages of people who are using assistance from weight loss products. I researched those over the weekend. Nope. Won't work for me. Then I've been toying with the idea of going back to Nutrisystem for just a couple of months. I started with them for 3 months and it worked well. Not only do I not have that in my budget, but I also feel that, even if I lose the rest of this weight with that program, I'll still have to learn to do this on my own at some point. And what I have personally found is that I can tend to rely on a program if it is working. I then think it's the only way to do it - especially since this has been so slow at this point. The point of the story is this... It has finally sunk in. Stick with Sparkpeople and do the right things, and the weight will come off. No magic bullets, just hard work and patience. Again, thanks to all my sparkfriends for all of your support and help.