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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Here it is, nearly the middle of February already. I don't think I've lost more than 1 pound since the first of the year. But I keep telling myself this doesn't discourage me. I have so much to be grateful for.

1. I have good health - no flu, no real aches or pains, no symptoms from my macular
degeneration, and I have the strength and stamina to work out almost daily even after
working at my job.

2. I have a good job - it is mentally demanding and keeps me moving around during the day, so
time passes quickly; the company seems to like my work so it's as secure as any job can
be these days, and it pays decently.

3, The rest of my life is solid - the house has no major problems or defects, I have friends who
share my interests, and I have the tools of SparkPeople to help me reach my goals.

4. My family members are all doing ok - adult children and their families are all working and
healthy, my husband is recovering from his skiing accident and looking forward to getting
back onto the slopes, and my marriage is steady and solid.

So what more could I ask for? I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT A LITTLE FASTER! ! ! !

My dream is to be able to look back at this time and smile, the way a patient parent does in mid-December after listening to a small child yelling that they want to have Christmas NOW. All in good time we tell them. Well, I'm working hard and I know the weight will come off in time. I just have to keep working at it (I'm being good, Santa) and, like Christmas, I will finally get what I want.

BUT I WANT IT NOW!

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  • LIFETIMER54
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    1324 days ago
  • BRASKIN
    thanks for the "stop and smell the roses" moment. Nice to think about all of the good things and not the weight loss frustration.
    1324 days ago
  • GRACEFULJOURNEY
    Thanks for sharing all that you have to be grateful for....
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    1324 days ago
  • MARYGOLD5
    I too am at a standstill. This may be in part because I don't have much further to go, but I realize I am getting heathier as I wait for the weight to come off. Thanks for all the reminders of the things we have to be thankful for. Keep up the good work and it will come in time. emoticon emoticon
    1324 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    You reminded me of the new saying, "I wish mosqitoes sucked out fat instead of blood" !

    1324 days ago
  • KANDOLAKER
    Yes, patience is a virtue. Way to keep with the healthy journey, even when it doesn't appear to be paying attention. All is due time is right! Congrats for sticking with it!!
    1324 days ago
  • TRYINGHARD54
    lose weight a little faster? wouldnt it be great we go to bed fat and get up skinny...lol

    1324 days ago
  • SLACHETKA103145
    Great Outlook on life!!

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    1324 days ago
  • CAROLINAKIWI
    God has truely blessed you. The rest comes with time.
    1324 days ago
  • GOODGALLEFT1
    I haven't lost very much weight myself considering the amount of effort and good decisions I am making. But I just try to keep reminding myself of the weight I would be gaining right now if I was just eating whatever I wanted to (primarily sweets) and not exercising. Hang in there! It will come off. They say it is better to come off slowly anyways because you actually keep it off.
    1324 days ago
  • BESSHAILE
    LOL Don't we all? Don't we all?

    Keep reminding yourself that your body has its own timeline. Maybe that will help - but ... I wonder just how many calories you burn drumming your heels on the floor - you might try that too.

    Good luck
    1324 days ago
  • DLBROWN93
    Congratulations on losing a pound this year. I too am struggling with losing weight since the Christmas holidays. Although I am not back to eating within my calorie range, I have continued to exercise daily and I have not gained any weight. emoticon

    I know both the healthy eating and exercise will sync once again, but I will continue with my daily exercise and strength training three times per week, because I know that has kept me from gaining back the weight I have loss. Guess what? I did learn something from all those months of tracking food, exercise, and reading all those articles on Spark People. emoticon
    1324 days ago
  • CORNERKICK
    Way to go!
    1324 days ago
  • WANRAS
    We should all take a couple minutes every day to remember all the things we have to be grateful for, just as you did. When I get frustrated because I didn't lose my "one pound" this week, I just need to remember that it will come. I didn't gain this weight over night, it's not going to come off that way either! emoticon emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • GLINDAW
    You do have a lot to be grateful for. The weightloss will happen. That's what I keep telling myself! emoticon
    1325 days ago
  • HOTPINKCAMARO49
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