First Steps Toward My New Life
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Well I've completed my first week on Spark. I have been super excited to join and am overwhelmed by the powerful feeling that we can overcome this struggle with weight, together. I guess it is really true, there is power in numbers. For the first time I don't feel alone in this, I feel like with the help and support of everyone on this site I can do this. We can all do this.
I have so often heard in life that the first step is the hardest. I disagree. I have taken many first steps in my life. Over and over again I have taken that first step toward a healthier and happier life and haven't gone any farther. Well, I am over that first step. I want that last step. That step on the scale when it reads 150lbs. That seems to me to be the hardest one.
For me the first week is always the easiest. I am excited about a new program, I feel motivated and inspired, I actually have a little faith in myself that I can succeed. It is after this first or second week that I begin to really struggle. I become tired, bored and lose motivation. I feel like as weeks progress the climb up the mountain becomes harder and harder and so I begin to slow down and then eventually give up hope and return to my previous ways.
This is where I hope this site will help me the most to finally succeed and overcome my weight loss struggle. To make this happen I know I'm gonna need to stay active in this community, to be accountable to this community. I'm gonna need the support of this community.