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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 don’t they? My partner wanted to take some friends (whom I don’t even get on with particularly) down to my little cottage in the country and much as I didn’t wish for any of it we all do things we don’t want to for our partners don’t we? That’s the nature of being with someone. I actually wanted to scream – ‘Don’t you realise how much harder it’ll be to stick in my calorie range with all that food I’ll 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 – I’ve 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 - I’ll 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 it’s 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 I’d 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. Here’s hoping . . .
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  • MOSTMOM1
    Oh, good for you!
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    1786 days ago
  • SPARKLEIIGHGAL
    emoticon . So glad you managed to cope with it all. And you are doing so well. xx
    1786 days ago
  • PINKANGEL73
    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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    1787 days ago
  • TSEWARD
    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
    1787 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    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
    1788 days ago
  • CATLADY52
    I would say you probably will do it without thinking. emoticon
    1788 days ago
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