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FINALLY . . . I find I DO have (some) willpower


Saturday, September 01, 2012

Had intended to be blogging every day for a while to keep myself from the slippage I could feel coming on after a pretty good couple of months but things go awry dont they? My partner wanted to take some friends (whom I dont even get on with particularly) down to my little cottage in the country and much as I didnt wish for any of it we all do things we dont want to for our partners dont we? Thats the nature of being with someone. I actually wanted to scream Dont you realise how much harder itll be to stick in my calorie range with all that food Ill have to cook and serve worse, sit at the table looking at it and all that wine flowing that will be so hard to resist? So Ive been struggling this week but it could have been worse

There was no time to Spark much apart from tracking but I just thought: OK - Ill have to be big and brave and get on with it on my own without support from SPfriends. Actually my food and wine consumption have been better than they might have been. Lesson learned about determination if I REALLY want it to work then its up to ME and no one else get on with it.

I managed to resist most of those bright signs beckoning me to the cheeseboard and wine bottle in the knowledge that I would then avoid the disappointment that would otherwise await me on the scales later. I exercised when I could make the time and walked a lot tho not as much as Id hoped. However good enough - and although I am saying this in a tentative whisper I really think I may have learned some more good Spark lessons FINALLY!

Now I'm home and have a week ahead with no temptations so I can apply myself with renewed vigour. Heres hoping . . .
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MOSTMOM1 9/3/2012 8:21AM

    Oh, good for you!
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SPARKLEIIGHGAL 9/3/2012 6:25AM

    emoticon . So glad you managed to cope with it all. And you are doing so well. xx

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PINKANGEL73 9/2/2012 10:27AM

    Huge pat on the back from me! These are the real big lessons we have to learn - dealing with everyday life without totally giving in to the many temptations. How to have treats and enjoy ourselves without going completely off the rails. Otherwise we are back to the yo-yo diets of the past - lose some, gain more back in my case.

I'd say that you have just taken a massive leap into a brighter future
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TSEWARD 9/2/2012 9:28AM

    You did so wonderful! I too have felt the pressure of cooking and being 'on' for company. It would be so much easier to stick to our food plans if we had no intrusions like company and vast quantities of food! But you kept your goals firmly in mind and acted accordingly. Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! You have really helped me to look at things in a more positive way. It is so easy to get in a negativity rut. Sending you lots of love and warm fuzzies! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 9/1/2012 6:48PM

    Way to go my Friend !! .
I think the Spark is finally lit within you !!
Enjoy being home again and back to normal!
Love you ..Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 9/1/2012 6:41PM

    I would say you probably will do it without thinking. emoticon

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