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Thursday, November 29, 2012

I've found a fun site. It's not SparkPeople, certainly not a replacement in my opinion, but it's FUN, it's different and I'm enjoying it. It's sort of ...a game. A healthy living game. Dunno, check it out yerselves, LOL. This is my activity from there for today and I thought I'd post it here.

YOUR QUEST: Take a dose of honesty and write a paragraph about how it is to be above your ideal weight. No one else will ever read this unless you show it to them—this is just for you.

Okay. Here's my paragraph.
How is it to be above my ideal weight? Well...it's hard. I never know from day to day what is going to fit when I go into the closet. I feel self concious about my body in different aspects. I love to dance, but when I see the body I'm using, it's distracting to the dance. The small, muscular moves I've worked so hard to learn to do well don't show up as well, because the body is covered in layers of fat. Shopping is a big pain in the butt, becuase at 5", clothes that are my size are all sized for giants...apparently, if you are a size 2x, you MUST be 6.5 feet tall...I'm tired a lot, my knees hurt and sometimes I have a hard time getting in and out of booths at restaurants, or bending to tie my shoes....and those moments are embarrassing and hard.

Now make a list of what you imagine losing weight might help you achieve or do. Put this list somewhere you can see it every day for motivation and refocusing.

Well, that list might look like:
I could buy an "off the rack" dance costume and it would...fit. I could easily go to the floor for yoga or stretching and back up again. I could bend over to tie my shoes. I'd probably have a LOT more ennergy. I'd be more self confident. Perhaps shopping would be fun, to be able to try things on that would fit....I might feel more attractive. I'd probably have less daily pain, because my arthritis would have less issues carrying me at a healthy weight vs 250 pounds.

Okay, that's that. Sooooo busy. 2 sets of dance students tonight (after a full day of work).
CPAP Streak: 2 days. argh. I'm shooting for 30 days. I can DO THIS for 30 days, right? right!
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ACTIVEMJC 11/30/2012 1:07AM

    I got a SuperBetter account a while back and then forgot about it. Thanks for your blog post - will go back to it this weekend! :-)

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BRAVELUTE 11/29/2012 11:34AM

    You will notice many improvements as you melt off those pounds. The improvements have been as gradual as the weight loss for me. Sometimes I realize, Hmmm. my hips haven't been clunking in quite a while. And they don't hurt as much when I walk. I wish I could mark that on a calendar as a red-letter day, but I don't like to focus on the aches and pains.

Love your background!!

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LEXIE63 11/29/2012 11:31AM

    Yes you can! :-)
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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