Thursday, January 24, 2013
I know many of you, get SP e-mails, and follow them to the letter. I, for one, READ them and LEARN so much! Today, was no exception. From SP member, FIRECOM, was the BLOG ....
"IF SPARKPEOPLE IS SO GREAT, WHY AM I NOT THIN? "
As I read this BLOG, I so agreed with the statements, but it was FOR ME, as well. SparkPeople is a TOOL, a GREAT TOOL, but like so many "tools," one being the GASTRIC BYPASS surgery, like I HAD in 1984, I STILL DID NOT LEARN the things I had to complete, to know about ME.
I have been on diet, after diet, you name it, and more than likely I tried it! So WHY did they NOT WORK? Because I wanted the quick fix, overnight results.....oh it didn't happen! Why not? Because I still did not take it a step at a time, and DO IT!
If SparkPeople taught me one thing, it was to JUST DO IT, CONSISTENTLY! One day at a time, one step at a time, but keep at it!!!
We just came back from a week of vacation, and I did everything to the BEST OF MY ABILITY.
And I ate well, following in my ranges, and walked 10,000 to over 15000 steps each day! And yes, when we got back I was "higher" on the scale than when I left, but this HAPPENS EACH TIME WE TRAVEL! I call it "AIR TRAVEL WEIGHT!" Because I lost 6lbs, back to normal, within two days!!! It happens all the time, so I do not get upset about it....do I wish I was smaller? Of course! But I also know, that it will be harder and harder for the pounds to come off...but I WILL NOT STOP! All my "small changes" are lifestyle changes, forever changes, I can, and will keep up!
The best of this is something I hear all the time, which even I can not believe it....."OMG, you are so small! What do you weigh 140-145 pounds?" To which I feel is NOT SOMETHING I AM WILLING TO SHARE with just anyone, but NO, I AM NOT THAT TINY!!! In fact, I weigh 183-184 pounds, DOWN 80 POUNDS, thank you very much. So yes, I have lots of POUNDS to drop, and will! But I feel so much better, active, healthier, less pain in my joints, and the list goes on....
So..."IF SPARKPEOPLE IS SO GREAT, WHY AM I NOT THIN? " I only have one point to make....because I am NOT DONE, YET! I will never be done, because it will be for LIFE, my LIFE, and the LIVES of those that I hope to inspire, so my example, my life, my changes, and what THEY can do, if we learn to USE the TOOLS. Okay, so I think I will go pick up one of my tools....a video, and USE IT! What tool will you use?