Sunday, September 30, 2012
“What have you been doing all summer?" Good question…
Ahhhh, my 3rd summer with Sparkpeople. What a blessing as I learned more and more about me. And what could be more beneficial to a healthy lifestyle than figuring out what/who pushes my buttons and floats my boat.
I like who I’m becoming. I feel better all the time. I can do more and appreciate where I am right now. Even when I think I’ve blown it nutritionally for the day I realize my calorie intake is far below what I use to eat and those calories are from whole foods not junk foods. My bad habits have been replaced with good habits and because it’s automatic now, thanks to SP, I’m thinking less about food and more about nutrition.
I’ve finally reached this mind set and count it as a goal. This is a huge hurdle for emotional eaters and I believe I’ve conquered it.
Small steps lead to giant strides as I continue to work on many aspects of my journey. Granted, it takes time and effort. Time I’m willing to put in and effort that’s been paying off since day one. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to use the Sparkpeople trackers… they work!!
Another hurdle for me was the idea of diet versus lifestyle. I was always waiting to reach a certain weight or dress size to live. No more. I’m living and enjoying each day I’m blessed with. And I thank God for each and every one of YOU and all your support on this eye opening trek…
Join me in thanking summer for her long warm days and sweet memories and get ready to tackle the 4th quarter of 2012, with a fond farewell to September and a big embrace for autumn in all her splendor. No more Hail Mary diets!!! We are what we eat… so eat the best. We deserved it.