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A few steps back is NOT quitting

Friday, June 08, 2012

No, I did not quit. No, I did not give up. But did I slow down? Yes. Did I take a few steps back? Yes. Did I slide? Yes. Did the world end? No emoticon
emoticon if you don't fight him, he's not all that scary.
So, this is all about MORE, not less.
More happiness, more joy, more power, more strength, more confidence, more miles, more pulls and pushes, more energy, more flexibility, more challenges, more dreams, more love, more possibilities, more good food choices, more, more, more!
I've stopped fighting. Sure, I am stronger than chocolate and cakes. No doubt. But I like them. So I make room for them too, alongside mangoes and grapes, broccoli and peas.
I am stronger than my DVDs. But I like them too. So I use my "double relaxation method" and get the best of both worlds.
This is about getting more of the good stuff. And there's no "bad stuff", not really. Unless you make it so.
This is also about getting there slowly. I've always liked emoticon, lucky me.
My initial goal was 59 kgs by the end of July. Well, that's not happening. Maybe by the end of the year. Or maybe not. I don't really care, as long as I keep on getting "more". I want strong, not skinny. I want fit, not frustrated. I want healthy and happy.
Have a great day Sparkies. There's no doubt in my mind: I would not still be on this journey if it weren't for you emoticon emoticon emoticon
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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/19/2012 7:24PM

    Healthy and happy is the only way!!!!

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BBONET 7/19/2012 1:41PM

    Never give up, never say no. Stay focus and get healthy that is all that matters. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARVEEME 7/4/2012 7:10PM

    Sometimes, we have to back up to get a running start to clear the next hurdle, ya know?
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RIVADERCHI 6/28/2012 12:54AM

    Hi Yiwen! I "liked" this blog. Very positive! I'm sorry I haven't been corresponding regularly with you but it sounds like we have been on a similar journey! Good luck, hang in there, one day at a time! emoticon emoticon

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BRAVERUDE 6/24/2012 4:50PM

    You are doing fine!
And back to France, eh? My daughter just set sail from Marseille and will return there, next Saturday!
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MINIUM 6/15/2012 3:20AM

    I loved this blog! You're absolutely right - it doesn't matter how long it takes because you ARE making progress and learning everyday.
Just like you, I made room for chocolate by incorporating smart chocolate recipes.
But nowadays, believe it or not, with all the sweet fruit full of nutrients I'm eating, I don't crave it at all. It's been almost 3 weeks and I just don't miss it. I still like it of course but I don't 'need' it.
Time is wonderful! Go, Yiwen, go!

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CELLISTA1 6/10/2012 1:57PM

    The tortoise and the hare --- hurray for the tortoise!!!! Healthy & happy are the best things to want. Wonderful blog.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 6/10/2012 1:38PM

    Great blog! You will succeed at your own pace. Sometimes we set goals and when we don't reach them we get all bent out of shape. There are many other victories we have other than the weight on a scale. Keep doing all the good things and you'll get to where you want to be. The trick is to enjoy life as you work towards good health and lower numbers on the scales. Love yourself now and always! emoticon emoticon

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LISALGB 6/10/2012 10:42AM

    Very wise, indeed!! I agree, you need to enjoy this journey!! Otherwise, you will eventually burn out and no one wants to do that. I see great success in your future, dear Eve. Maybe it will take a little longer, but that is just fine.
And, BTW, I have always been partial to the turtle, too!!
Hugs!!

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CLAIREINPARIS 6/10/2012 5:26AM

    I love your attitude, dear Eve! There is no hurry, you'll get there! And the journey is the reward... Let's enjoy it!!!
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STRIVER57 6/10/2012 5:21AM

    that is totally and completely correct. the hard part of maintaining for me is precisely figuring out just how much slack to cut myself ... how often i can have a treat (in a reasonable quantity) without creating problems ... because damn it, i like food and treats. i like strawberries a lot , and in season we eat them 3-7 times a week, with just a tiny bit of sugar if necessary. but once or twice a year in a shortcake or fraisier, and another time or two with chantilly is really nice -- and ok. have a great summer and yell if you're in the neighborhood!

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SHERIO5 6/9/2012 12:08PM

    Excellent words to live by!!!
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1BEACHWALKER 6/9/2012 1:02AM

    That is a great attitude! I feel the same anymore! Sometimes you can just push yourself too much and just get overwhelmed! I have had that happen to me and have done the same-pulled back a bit. Just keeping on track, enjoying life, eating healthier, exercising and the pounds and inches lost are a big bonus! I know I will get there, slowly but surely! And you will too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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MISTYBLUE716 6/8/2012 9:41PM

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GLORYANDME 6/8/2012 4:25PM

    Love your blog. Very encouraging. We can do it! emoticon

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LORILEEPAGE 6/8/2012 11:54AM

    Loving yourself, every bit of you...body soul and spirit! That's great!

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JERSEYFLOWER 6/8/2012 9:37AM

    How very positive and realistic! This is *exactly* why you will succeed.

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GINGER_BEAR 6/8/2012 9:36AM

    Great blog! emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 6/8/2012 7:55AM

    If we don't have some time to slack periodically, we'll quit. Or we'll go crazy at the end. I fully believe that. Sliding back a bit isn't too a big deal, especially when the payoff is worth it, and it's definitely got giving up. I plan to do the same later this summer when I'm at my in-law's house for two weeks. I'll need it right about that time, and I will be happy to take that time for myself. Not going to beat myself up, and I'm glad you're not beating yourself up either. :)

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