It has taken me almost 3 years to lose 49.2 pounds, the last 18.2 with SP(since October 1, 2011). I have another 55.6 to reach my goal weight. I WILL REACH MY GOAL WEIGHT! It may take me another three years. But, hey! The next three years are going to pass whether I am taking care of me or not. So, I CHOOSE to take care of me. I am not the numbers on the scale, nor am I the size of the clothing I wear. I am going to enjoy my journey to better health and fitness. For me, the battle is really between my ears. SparkPeople is helping me not only win the battle of staying positive, but it is giving me all the tools I need to actually WIN the war against poor helath and obesity!
Tomorrow is my 6 month SPARKversary, and what I have gained in improved mental and physical health is far more important and fullfilling than any weight I have lost.
Some days are a breeze, some are downright hard. Some are just "blah". Each day IS a gift, and I am better because I have lived it following SP.
I am going to take some time tonight to look back at the last 6 months. Re-read my blogs and journal pages. I will keep what has worked and file the rest for later scrutiny. I can learn from what didn't work! This is why, for me anyway, it is SO important to track and keep written records of my days! It shows me I have far more "good" days than "off" days. Even the mundane, boring days have value if I look for it. The fact that I am living and breathing should be enough to make me grateful for the day!
Who would have thought that SP would help me to grow in my Faith? Who would have thought SP would have helped me adapt to the "new normal" in my life, and find I am able handle anything that life throws at me?
SparkPeople isn't really a diet or a lifestyle... it is a philosophy that gives you the tools to become the best YOU you can be! All you have to do is use them and incorporate them into your daily life.
Faith. SP. Commitment. Honesty. Work. Determination. Choose life! Choose to love YOU.
I cannot fail. I can only grow. The joy is IN the journey, and I WILL persevere to the end... and WIN!
Progress not perfection.
Happy 6 month SPARKversary to me! Just wait until I have my first year SPARKversary!