Sunday, May 06, 2012
I joined an amazing 100 days of Summer team and part of today's challenge is to blog about why it is so important to me to lose weight now. Why this is urgent. In truth what is working for me right now is my patience. Not feeling like everything has to be perfect right this minute. I lost 20 lbs and gained 25 more times than I can count. Each time part of why I gave up came down to things not happening fast enough. I'd worked so hard and only lost a pound, half a pound, or stayed the same so what was the point. I binged so I had ruined everything, I was never going to be able to do this. Now I can't understand my former mentality. I lose some, I stay some, I try not to gain some. But if I do gain, I look at what I need to improve upon because Spark has definitely proven to me that this program works. I focus on how good it feels to take care of myself, to feel healthy and strong. I keep trying to figure out what is different this time. Why haven't I given up or given in? I think it is because I've replaced urgency with patience instead.
We can do this.