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starting over


Monday, August 09, 2010

I'm so disappointed in myself. I stepped on the scale this morning and was almost all they way back to where I started when I joined spark people. It's been a very hard year, the worst of my life, really....but I am forgiving myself for it all, learning from it, and starting over.

I dusted off the old VitaMix machine and made a breakfast smoothie of fruits, veggies, and fat free yogurt. I am using the nutrition tracker and counting those calories. I have been pretty good about exercising and staying active but the munchies have been getting to me and southern fried temptations are EVERYWHERE. It is all still a novelty with me being a newcomer down here an all.

The positives are that I have accomplished a lot of things this year, faced down several demons and came out stronger. In fact, I am downright happy. I love being here in the South. I love the community I live in and I am positively relishing in the fact that I am surrounded by family and support that I never had before. I am truly blessed.

My husband's family reunion is over labor day in Charlotte, NC and I'm really looking forward to it. I would like to see a little progress before I get there? I know I can do it!!
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 8/12/2010 12:14AM

    You have definitely had a very rough year, but I think you are so much stronger in many ways because of it. You are one very strong lady and have accomplished so much this year!!
Don't worry about what has happened with those scales. You did it once and you can do it again. Praise God that things are going so well with you in your new home and community. He always opens another door when one closes for us. Sounds like you got the better deal all the way around this time. Praise Him for all that He has done for you.
Keeping you in my prayers,
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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POOH_BEAR_69 8/10/2010 10:00PM

    You can definitely do it!!! Attitude counts for a lot of the battle. I have faith in you... At least you are able to recognize that you are in a better place now and ready to face the challenge ahead!

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C11ELF16 8/9/2010 4:54PM

    It is VERY hard to stay on track with so many ups and downs and changes going on. You will do great now that you are getting settled in and getting back on track. Life is good....now it is time to be GOOD to yourself. Yay for you stopping to realize you need to START over. Your going to do great !


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CAMELA_55 8/9/2010 12:29PM

    I understand your disappointment. I have done a similar thing. I lost 6 pounds after joining SP in Jan, then gained back 4 and haven't moved since.
Glad to hear that you are starting over. That's what I am doing.
I love the South too. I was raised in NY, but have lived in GA most of my life. I am not enjoying this unbelievable heat though. I've never seen a summer this hot. I'm glad fall is just around the corner.
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