Sunday, January 06, 2013
If itís in writing, itís real! I donít typically read my horoscope, but Yahoo had them posted last week and I read mine. It has been my experience that in many situations, if you believe something, you can make it happen. My horoscope started with: "2013 is nothing short of stellar for you, Pisces. By summer, you're ready for the grand water-trine influence as Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune all flow together in Water signs to make magic." --- I donít actually know what the influences of the planets mean, but I gather by summer, good things will happen. That fits perfectly with my timeline to get myself back to a healthy and active life -just in time for summer.
I found SP in 2009 and had great success over the first year, losing about 50lbs. by tracking my food and fitness. Like many others who have had success with WL, I thought I had it all figured out and did not need to keep tracking. I was aware that I was slowly gaining weight, but was not too concerned Ė I assumed I would be able to get back on track before things got too out of control. About half of the clothes that I bagged up to give away because they were too big, were still in the basement. Periodically, I would dive into those bags to find the next larger size. I wish the first time I did it had been the warning sign I needed. The warning sign came in December, when I had pulled out the biggest clothes and they were not fitting. I was pretty much back to where I started.
Iím back on SP to lose it again. Iím exercising again, and tracking my food. My endurance is not what it was; Iím slowing building my workouts. My eating habits were so crappy through the second half of 2012 Iím being strict with my food for now. This is not a long term approach, only my transition plan until I feel like I have better control. So far, so good, Iím on my way. I know Iím not able to exercise portion control easily at this point. By February, I expect to be more in control and not have certain food off limits.
Iím also making SP part my life again. When this worked for me, I was on SP daily. I was reading blogs and staying inspired. I didnít view it as a waste of time, but instead as part of my plan. Being on SP helped me stay focused. 2013 is going to be a great year, because Iím going to make it a great year.