Tuesday, February 19, 2013
It seems whenever I begin to show a weight loss, I start getting the “What is your secret" question. I usually chuckle since I find the “What is your secret" question funny.
As we know the "secret" is hard work. We all want a quick fix, some advantage that will make it easy! Well there is no secret or quick fix or magic pill. There is only dedication, effort and hard work. It is easy to put the weight on and a struggle to get and keep the weight off.
If there were a "secret" that made it easy, we would all know the "secret".
My heart goes out to those that are suffering from with weight problems due to other medical issues. Your medical situations tug at my heart strings and this blog is not directed your way.
However I am sure that over 50% of us here are so because we took in more calories into our bodies than we expended through physical effort.
I am an emotional eater, addicted to food, who binges due to emotional distress, stress or even as a celebration of a good event. When I was younger and burned 3,000 calories a day through physical activity, I could eat as I wanted and not have a weight issue. As each phase of my life opened before me, I took time from my physical activities to devote to the new phase of my life:
• Graduating College (University of the State of New York) and getting a full-time job meant less time for physical activity
• Marriage meant less time for physical activity
• Our first child meant less time for physical activity
• Our second child meant less time for physical activity
• Our third child meant less time for physical activity
I gained over 110 pounds, then finally realized the error of my ways, got my consummation under control, reintroduced daily exercise to my routine and lost all 110 pounds. Then after a few years of maintenance I got on the downward slope once more. I regained the 110 pounds I’s lost plus another 45 for a grand total gain of 155 pounds.
This has taught me that when I complete my 155 pound loss, the maintenance mode must be maintained for the rest of my life.
I find the thousands of Sparkers here that have lost huge amounts of weight and are still here interacting with SparkPeople truly inspiring in a “if they can do it, I must be able to do it to” manner.
We can do this! Remember to keep going and do not stop your efforts.
Also I want to see if I can get my blog “King of all Weight Yo-yos Abdicating the Throne” voted a featured blog so please read or re-read the blog and click “I Liked This Blog”.