Monday, December 24, 2012
Back on September 14, 2009 I posted a blog entitled “Onderland my dear “Onderland.” I remember how excited I was on that day when I could finally say that no long weighed 200+ pounds and it had been 7 years since I was anywhere in that weight range. Well my fellow sparker, I have once again entered “Onderland,” and yes I’m just as excited now as I was 3 years, 3 months ago. It has been a struggle to get there this time. You see last time on my weight journey; I was unemployed with a lot of time on my hands. That was when I had time to plan meals and work out several times a day if I wanted to. I was on a great path then my lifestyle changed once more. I found a job in January 2010; thank God; and the free time I had was gone; as a matter of a fact, on the same day; January 4, 2010 I started a full time and part time job; boy was I stressed out; thankful but stressed out; so guess what; the pounds gradually came back.
I kept telling myself; I got to lose weight, I got to do something; but it was only words; I never took action. It took me 2 ½ years to get my butt moving and finally put my words in motion. I am still working the two jobs and my time is limited; but I figured I got to do this for me; I’m not getting any younger and there are so many other things I want to do. And to add onto work I am enrolled in school studying for my Doctoral Degree in Theology. I have been called into the ministry so I’m preparing for my initial sermon late 2013. Not to mention other obligations and commitments; yes, my plate is full. I guess it’s better late than never. For one, I no longer want to shop in the plus size department. I want to run a 5K and a laundry list of other things.
So this is the deal; today, my official weigh in day; the scales said 198; oh my goodness; “Onderland” Once More! I set my 1st major target for 190 by December 31, 2012. I’m a bit off track because I hit a terrible plateau the scales were stuck for over a month; but the plateau has been busted! Thanks to the support of my fellow sparkers and the Plateau Busting team; the scales are stuck no more! I’m so excited I could bust myself. I am prayerful that this time I will continue to move the scales downward and meet my goals. I have one more week to December 31, 2012 and even though I will not reach my target weight; I will not be that far off. I will not let that get me down; I will set a new target and work just as hard if not harder to reach it.
I just had to share this moment with all of you. I know we are in the Holiday season and temptations are forever present and will be even more so as far as nutrition goes. I know I don’t want to sabotage my progress so I’m going to enjoy myself and make wise decision so I can continue on my path of progress. Besides; this is a lifestyle change not a diet. I have discovered that you cannot out train bad eating habits. It is important not to deprive yourself of some of the things you enjoy; just make wise decision in enjoying them. I wish you all the best. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and May God continue to bless you all!