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A big thanks...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I just can't describe the feeling I got when I saw how many comments I got on my last blog. It made me feel so verry blessed to be a part of this team and website. I was so ready to give up on myself last night.

It's so crazy to think that at one point I never had problems with keeping up with this weight loss thing. It was as if it was super easy to lose 40 pounds. Anything after that though? Hah. Yeah right! It seems as if all my bad habits came back and they were 2 time harder to break this time around. I just can't comprehend how my brain works with that.

I've never been one to be good at anything when under stress or pressure and this is no different. I know that others have gone through this and someone is probably feeling the exact same way I am at this exact moment. I'm not alone in this. You guys proved that to me with all those comments on my last blog.

I need to work really hard on how I think about this journey. I need to sit down and rethink my goals. Maybe even set new ones.

A new year is about to start and I want to be ready for it! Goals have never been my strong point though. I always tend to set them too high. So if anyone has any tips then pleas let me know. I would even like to talk about them through PMs if anyone is willing.

Again, I just want to thank you all for the encouraging words. And yes, I'm staying with you lemons!

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MSEMBERSTORM 12/27/2012 5:59PM

    Glad to hear it! You can do this! Step by step.

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SUNPANTHER 12/27/2012 4:13PM

    LIttle and simple! On my ticker I never put more than 2 kgs (4.4lbs) at a time - and it's so exciting to reach the end of that little picture! Sometimes if I am having a hard week I might only put 1lb on my ticker - because I know I am feeling fragile and I need the extra boost of a sense of acheivement.

I have only little goals this week as it's a tough week! I don't have a weight loss goal - I take that pressure off myself (though if I do lose, it's a win!)

I am meeting up with a friend this week to do our 2013 goals together. That way she can keep me in line.

BIGGEST tip - don't confuse something very important - our desire to lose weight/get strong and healthy, is a HUGE desire. The feelings and thoughts behind it can sometimes make us want to squish our goals into a timeframe that is either too short or too rigid. I have made this mistake SO often and stamped myself a failure SO often that I nearly gave up completely a little while ago.

Little steps each day helps us reach our bigger goals.



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FATBOTTOMGRL1 12/27/2012 10:32AM

    You aren't alone in this journey~~ so glad you realized this! I was ready to give up on myself as well and a LEMONmate saved me! For that, I will always be grateful! You are apart of a wonderful spark family, the LEMONS! So happy to hear that you are not leaving us!!

I, too, need to sit down and rethink my goals. What I do know, I need to start slow and take baby steps. And I'm okay with that. As long as we are moving forward, all is good! Just get me over this weekend.. ugh!

Happy New Year, LEMONmate...

xoxo

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 12/27/2012 9:28AM

    I am so glad that you received so much response and encouragement. I think it's important to stay and to struggle rather than to leave and then chastise yourself.

You can do it. emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 12/26/2012 11:12PM

  Make sure you make them (goals) reachable so you don't get discouraged. You can do it. emoticon

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