Sunday, June 10, 2012
Today marks my 5 month anniversary with SparkPeople. I came here in January on a whim seeing the link through a friend's facebook page because one of her friends posted it. If I'm honest with myself, I've been trying to lose the weight since I noticed it came on. I've only tried hard twice before this and obviously it didn't work.
I'm still here. I'm still working at it. I'm still learning about the foods out there. I'm still losing the weight. I'm still making friends here. I'm still moving my butt on a regular basis.
I could have given up already. I could have decided that counting calories was too hard. I could have decided that I'd rather sit on my butt all the time. I could have decided that french fries come with every meal.
Coming back here every day reminds me that I'm worth the effort. My Spark friends remind me how well I'm doing. They remind me that I'm worth keeping up with this program. I still have a goal and I'm still working toward it. The end result will be a longer living, healthier me.
It reminds me that I can do much more than I was able to do five months ago. I am making it up all my stairs much easier. I am keeping up with the kids. I am able to lift more groceries up to my apartment. I have more energy. I am able to do more stuff than I was five months ago.
I am focused on that end result and will look much better this Christmas than I did last. It's worth coming here every day and I'll continue to do it for the next 5 months and more!