Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This has been happening in person, not online. One reason for leaving my ticker with my starting weight has been just for the reasons some of you have stated - I want others to know that nothing is impossible with a little dedication. I am not ashamed of having been 210 lbs, and I am certainly not ashamed of reaching my new lower weight. If I could touch people and magically give them the power to work this program I would. But weight loss takes dedication and some working with the numbers. Just like anything in life, there is give and take. How badly do you want that (fill in the blank) *___ food*, do you want it badly enough to eat soup for dinner? For me that answer was a resounding YES!
Do you want to lose the weight badly enough to get off your butt and walk/exercise? Again, for me it is an easy YES!
I am forever being asked what I eat. For my Spark Buddies, my nutrition tracker is open to the public, you can look and see what I am eating.
"But Linda, can you eat fried chicken and fried catfish?" Yup, I can but I cannot tell you if you will be able to. How important is that fried chicken to you?
I still cannot believe I have pretty much given up the chicken skin! At 100+ calories a pop it just isn't worth the calories when I am trying to lose weight. But on the rare occasion that I just cannot resist it, I eat it and make sure my cardio "pays" for it.
This is called a Lifestyle Change for a reason. There is no magic elixir of life that will make us thinner or healthier - it takes time and some effort.
But you can believe me when I tell you that this is so worth the effort!