Saturday, October 06, 2012
I wonder how many people would buy a magazine with "Lose 10 lbs in 2 1/2 years" on the cover. I'd probably think it was an article lampooning all of those miracle diets advertised in women's magazines to suck you in to buying them (of which I have a collection!). But that's exactly how long it has taken me to really start getting serious about my health/weight and see a consistent change. That's how long it's taken me to get with the program and walk 30 minutes 5 times a week. That's how long it's taken my mind to quit those daily mental beatings of "You'll never change" and erase those "I'll do it tomorrow" thoughts.
I just wanted to write this to remind myself and any of you like me out there that think changes can't come or it's just too hard or I'm not losing fast enough that it may take awhile to finally get in the losing zone, and that little, consistent changes are what matter.
My sister (who doesn't see me every day) asked me what I was doing to lose weight lately. I told her that the only consistent change I had made was going on daily 30 minutes walks with my teenage daughter. Because of these simple walks, my relationship with my daughter has strengthened beyond anything I could have ever imagined, my weight has dropped (about 1 lb every 1 to 2 weeks), and my new mental state has made me more aware of what I'm eating.
Yes, it's taken me 2 1/2 years to finally see this success, but I believe all that I went through (life's major and minor struggles and happenings) made me get to this point, so I'm proud of my Sparkpeople Lost 10 lbs in since 2010 award flashing on my page and looking forward to the next one!