Saturday, August 07, 2010
I quit...I've been on Spark People for 4 months now, and have lost 11 pounds. I've lost and gained the same 1 pound for the last six weeks. I'm tired of doing this, it doesn't work.
That's what I've told myself before. Before SP, when the entire emphasis was on weight loss. On other programs when I have reached this point, and have plateaued out. I would just say it wasn't worth it. Never mind the fact that I HAD lost 10 pounds, never mind the fact that my clothes were fitting better, none of that mattered, I wasn't losing, so I QUIT.
NOT THIS TIME!! This time IS different. This time is not just weight loss. This time is about getting healthy and fit, and staying that way.
It's not just about the food. It's about getting out of bed in the morning (every morning) and walking. It's about getting the report from the doctor's office that my blood pressure is good and my cholesterol is down.
It's about pulling a pair of slacks out of the closet and KNOWING that they will fit and be comfortable all day long. What a feeling.
So yeah, I quit. I quit worrying that the weight is not coming off as fast as I had hoped it would. I know it will, but right now I'm getting stronger, I can run further that I have run in 30 years, and I feel good.