I learn so much from the wisdom of my Sparkfriends! Slenderella61 wrote the blog referenced above. To look at her, you would see a youthful, willowy-thin grandmother who "has it all together." She is at a weight I can only dream of!
Yet in this blog she talks about still attending Weight Watchers meetings AND using Sparkcoach!
That was an AHA moment for me.
I'm still struggling to lose weight using only one tool -- Sparkpeople. Yes, it is a powerful tool, and it's helped me beyond measure. But: Why am I not ADDING tools to my toolbelt? Why am I continuing to endlessly use the hammer when I can buy a screwdriver, wrench, and drill if necessary???
That doesn't make any sense! Lots of people don't need more than one tool, but apparently I do, so let's acquire them and get moving!
To that end -- I've started Sparkcoach, and I've actually found it to be very useful in setting the tone for the day. I don't just blast through the daily activities, I read and explore each link. For me it is worth the $50/year investment, especially considering the two free exercise DVDs and 4 free e-books.
I've also joined the local "Women Run Arkansas" running group. Our first meeting is Saturday and the program meets twice a week for 10 weeks. At the end we'll run a 5K. Last summer I ran two 5Ks but then I stopped running altogether because IT'S HARD. But from other Sparkfriends I know that running really helped them lose the last stubborn pounds. I'm thinking I'll be more motivated with a big group of women (over 500) and hopefully I'll make some new fitness-minded friends!
If I feel I need even more support, I won't be shy about going back to Weight Watchers, either. I think there's an OA group around here somewhere as well.
I am in a major struggle here; I feel like I am spinning my wheels endlessly covering the same ground. It's time to stop thinking I can do this without more support because I obviously cannot. I'm changing my paradigm, so I can finally MOVE FORWARD!!!!