It is a year this month since I came back to Spark People. I was so hoping to be further along by now. Twelve months, only twelve pounds lost. Just a little progress there. It would have been fifteen if not for all the birthdays and holidays from the end of Oct through Dec!
So, I guess I get a very small
I think I will give myself a great big
for being here almost every day through that year.
I have discovered a few things that have helped me: I need to chart everyday. I need to make sure I work on adding protein (I am not a red meat eater). I have added protein drinks sometimes to make up the difference. That is a change I can live with. I need to work on my sweet tooth BIG TIME, but I have been able to walk away from donuts many times--just last week and this week, by the way. That is a big improvement! Maybe I should get a big
I have met a few people that are absolutely encouraging! I believe I have encouraged a few myself. I have found I enjoy this community of people just trying to make life healthier--not just lose weight. I have learned a lot about me and about food in general. One huge thing:
I need not be afraid of food or let it run my life, invade my thoughts, or rule my emotions.
On the lighter side: I will not cry over spilled milk
especially if it was whole milk. I will not care when the smoke detector goes off. I didn't need that batch of brownies. I will not get fussed up when no one notices how nice I look. It was just 'that old thing' anyway.
I will not bemoan my hair loss until there is more on the pillow that on my head. When my knees creak, I will thank God I am still walking. After I fall down (
) I will be happy to be able to get up and go again. If I have to, and I want to, I will jiggle my way through exercise and jingle my way through discouragement.
As for today, I broke two cups this AM. One was a collectible Fire King mug. I cleaned it up and went on. Things are not important. People are!
I will hang on to my motto even when my thoughts hint at failure:
" I HAVE NOT FAILED. I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DISCOVERED HOW NOT TO DO IT!"
Let's have a great day!