OK so I 1st joined Spark People on 5/24/2009. It took me all that time to reach the 1st major milestone I set up for myself. The milestone was to be under 300 pounds. I reached that goal on this past Sunday with a total weight loss of 75 pounds to date with Spark People.
The old Yvonne would have thrown the towel in ages ago. The very 1st year, and actually it was less than a whole year, I shed 73 pounds. Then I came down with a very bad case of the shingles and was on steroids for almost an entire year. It wrecked havoc on my weight. I gained back a good portion of what I had lost.
Bummer! Now I had to start over again or let's say half start again. The weight started to come off again but then I hit a plateau around 315 pounds if I recall. $@!% January 1st of this year, well really the 4th
I went back 100% Raw. Almost one whole month of eating Raw, doing what I was supposed to be doing and zip. Inches came off, clothes were falling off, but no numbers on that stupid scale were coming off. Finally in February the numbers started dropping on the scale.
Happy Days! I could stop whining!
Fast forward to this Sunday and I am doing the Happy Dance!
I gave myself an early birthday present. I made a statement in one of my teams that I set a goal for myself to be under 300 pounds by my birthday. Well that is about 10 days from now. Yippee and by the way I am ahead of the game!
My next milestone is set for a weight of 275 pounds and I am setting each additional milestone in 25 pound increments.
The moral of this blog is that there will be setbacks but we can't give up. We need to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and begin again not looking back but forward. When you get up in the morning, smile at yourself in the mirror before you brush your teeth for the day. Tell yourself that today is the 1st day of the rest of your life. And then believe it!
When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."