Sunday, August 05, 2012
Well, I hope some of you can forgive me (esp. Azure Destinations) for dropping off of the face of the earth. I felt like I just couldn't devote enough time on here, especially during a vacation I lost touch and felt like I had to stay out. My mind set just wasn't right, either, and I couldn't seem to get it right. So, it felt like I couldn't keep up with my commitments to you all in SP land, but now I can't lose weight really without you all either. I need the support and the resources here. The emotional and attitudinal (is that a word) side of weight loss is the biggest part, really-- at least for me. Most of us know what we should do, but this site gives me a drive and attitude and tools that I wouldn't have otherwise. I have all of you to thank and to pre-thank (can I make that a word?) in advance.
I've been maintaining that near 50 lbs weight loss--- what I lost in 1 year on SP for about 6 months now. I've been exercising and tracking food sporadically. I realize it takes 100% commitment from me to have this work.
So who else has been watching the Olympics? I watched that man from South Africa with both feet missing win silver in an event yesterday. I know some Olympians come from circumstances that seem almost impossible to overcome. My husband told me about one of the runners from Sudan being a slave at one point. People from crazy situations run right next to the privileged. We see short next to tall people. It just goes to show that circumstances are such a little part of what we create out of life, and that most of it is attitude. Attitude levels the playing field, because all of us can learn to have that no-quit attitude.
I'm willing to start out again in my own journey and build up my consistency in healthy eating and exercise. I hope that I can support all of you with the time that I have and I already have been given so much support in return. Here's to us! Here's to hitting the ground running for me for this week.