Thursday, March 26, 2009
*a sparkmail I sent today:*
Surprisingly I am not often asked how I did this.
Keep your eyes on the prize is probably the best advice I can offer. (Sorry, I know you didn't ask either but it really can be done and it was easy for me. Allow me to share a minute. This will be my blog for today too.)
At 57 there are few foods I haven't eaten, fewer cakes I haven't tried. My mother worked in a bakery and my dad was a Master Pastry Chef with Junior's Restaurant in NYC, Junior's Cheesecake his specialty (of QVC fame). He didn't create the recipe but he refined the recipe and worked in Junior's as the Master Baker for better than 20 years (1960's through 1980's) making mostly just the cheesecakes. I had good reason for being heavy with all the cakes, cookies and bread in the house 24/7. As active as I had been, I just couldn't burn it all off 24/7. My mother kept fruits and vegetables in the house 24/7 too, but I chose the cakes, cookies and bread myself. Both my parents had to work back then just to support a family of 6. I was a latchkey kid long before I knew what the term was.
The Lord works in mysterious ways.
Why last year did I wake up and say to myself, "no more?" Can't answer that one. But I feel confident The Lord wanted me to reach 210 before helping me to stay on my program to lose more than I ever dreamed possible. This I feel is so I could help others who were also obese to get a handle on getting rid of this excess body baggage. I have not strayed from my chosen program - counting calories. I smile kindly when I see the looks on people's faces, you've seen that look, "oh but she'll never keep it off!" I think to myself, they'll find out the truth - yes I can and yes I will.
And you can too. We can all reach the prize! One day at a time, One pound at a time.
SparkPeople works, if you are willing to put in the time.