A week ago I jumped on the "getting healthy boat." I say jumped because I was really ready. Unlike times in the past when I tried losing weight when I would reluctantly "step" onto the boat, this time I felt prepared for the journey. I had read, researched, practiced imagery, etc. this time for the past 2 months in preparation for this long journey.
I have about 100 pounds to lose so it will be a long journey. I've tried a few times to lose weight and have lost only to gain it and more back, and when I made that decision this time, I thought about what had NOT worked in the past. I realized that one of the things I did wrong was not preparing myself for the journey mentally. If you were going on a long journey on a boat, you wouldn't even think to get on the boat without provisions. I mean, you'd need food, a map, fresh water, fuel, emergency kit, etc. I looked at it just like that! I needed to prepare myself for this long journey. So, after reading, researching, soul searching, etc., I finally felt REALLY ready and couldn't waitt to get on the boat. I sat a day to start my journey and waited anxiously for it to arrive.
Well, that was a week ago. Many of you may have seen my blog from yesterday. It took me 4 days, averaging 504 steps a day, 10 minutes at a time,but I finally walked a mile. I was feeling bad because I just kept thinking how in the world did I allow myself to get in this bad of shape.
Today.......I feel much better, I feel in charge, motivated and dedicated. I had my first weigh in this morning after one week. I LOST 7 LBS!!! I'm particularly proud of myself since I really didn't have the right food in the house I needed (low carb) and I had to improvise a lot. (My husband and I just get paid once a month, he will receive a check next week so I can go buy the right food then.) But, it is 7 lbs. and I'll take it!!
Many of you have sent me words of encouragement and support and I appreciate each and every one of you. Also those SP members who never even knew I read your SP page to get inspiration....a big thank you to you too. I LOVE SP!