Wednesday, June 08, 2011
May 31st 2011 was my one year anniversary with SparkPeople, so I thought I would spend some time updating my page and feeling good about my accomplishments and hopefully show someone who may be feeling that SparkPeople is not working for them to just hang in there it can be done. During my time with SparkPeople I have had all the classic (and very common) problems that we have at one time or another on our quest for a healthy body - that looks great also...
*LONG plateaus that make you feel like you will never reach your goal
*Lack of supportive people
*Parties where cake, cupcakes and soda are handed out freely to everyone who walks by.
*Lack of time and the feeling that you can not even fit in a 15 min workout.
*Feeding the family different meals then yourself because they refuse to eat the "icky stuff" your eating
*Self doubt and loathing (these are the worst)
But I made it through and can see the light at the end of my tunnel. Have I reached my goal - nope not yet but I am more determined then ever to reach it. I have lost... get ready for this... 140 POUNDS off of my 5'5" frame. I lost a whole grown person. I fought and fought and I am WINNING. I want to lose another 30 pounds but am so motivated and so proud of myself that even if I plateau for 6 months I will reach my star. It can be done just believe in the Spark that is inside of all of us and don't be afraid to reach out to your SparkPeople family if you need a push. All of you have been there for me at one time or another and I love you all for it. Thank You!!!
*On a side note when I reached the same weight as my daughter it really motivated her and she acted out in high gear. I am proud to say she has lost 18 pound and her BFF who has also joined in is down 14. I am so proud of these girls and that they are learning to live and eat right now at 15 and 16 and will hopefully never see the struggles we all have seen.