Wednesday, July 04, 2012
So I've been hovering around 230 for three to four weeks now. I've been under more stress than usual, and it is showing up on the scale. I have learned to recognize my emotional eating and hunger for what it is. That doesn't mean that I've learned to stop it, but I am making progress. The big difference that I am seeing, and that I am super excited about is that I know I am not giving up on my goals to get healthy. In the past, if I would not see results or have a rough patch, I would totally give up on my diet. But for some reason this time it is working. I am really learning new habits and new ways to think about my life. I no longer feel guilty about bad choices, or hate myself because I am fat. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I think I've actually learned to love myself...right here and right now. I've accepted that I am not perfect, nor do I need to be to deserve love from others, or from myself. I am human, I make mistakes, but I also make great choices day after day to improve my health. I can't say enough how much the support of my Spark Friends has encouraged and motivated me along the way. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart! May you all have a healthy and happy 4th with your friends and family. God Bless America!