Second Day Strong

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

I became a Spark member over a year ago. My doctor gave me the web address and told me it was a good place to try. I rarely logged on and tracked my food and exercise even less. Since then, my attitude has changed a lot. I am now very committed to making the changes in my life that I need.

There was a little whispering in my head: "What about all those dreams you had?" It was a very small voice and very hard to hear. For about 5 years I just gave up. I was tired. Now, slowly, I am beginning to understand that without goals, without dreams, I was very sad---laughing on the outside to cover up what I was really feeling.

I am excited to start again. I have logged my food on different programs and I know it makes me very accountable---or at least I tell myself "Hey, I've got to log that if I put it in my mouth!" The hardest part of logging food is admitting to myself that I've been eating a lot more than I thought I was. My excuse was: it's my thyroid. Well, time to change my tune!

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. ---Abraham Lincoln
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    Good for you! Sometimes just acknowledging to ourselves that our own choices are not resulting in the best, happiest life we could be living is the HARDEST part of the process. Sounds like you've DONE that hard work and are ready to make different choices. Every small step brings you closer to where you want to go, and there are plenty of us right alongside you, cheering you on!
    1907 days ago
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