Friday, March 08, 2013
Well, I still have not reached my goal weight of 133. In fact, I was one pound away from reaching my goal and then gained a few, lost a few, gained a couple, lost a couple. I guess it could be a great deal worse. On the bright side, I am still 30 pounds less than I was a year ago.
A year ago, I would have beat myself up....ALOT. I may have even given up completely on living a healthy lifestyle. But, not anymore. Since joining SparkPeople and learning about eating healthy, how important exercise is, and more....... I have a new outlook. SparkPeople is such a positive place and I rarely see or read anything negative. I have become a more positive person since December of 2011 after joining.
I can choose to look at my minor situation and beat myself up and call myself a failure or I can look at the positive side and really see and praise myself for how much work I've done and for how far I've come. SparkPeople has taught me to do that. I am now much thinner (down 8 sizes), I am leaner, I eat better, I feel better, I look better, I am more positive, and I am even off all of my depression and anxiety medications. That's huge!
I am only 5 pounds away now....that's not altogether bad and I know I can take off the rest and meet my goal and I plan to do that by my 50th birthday on June 11 of this year.
The important thing is I am moving forward (as Coach Nicole always) says. I keep Sparking (as Coach Becky always says), and I am always giving motivational Spark Cheers (as Coach Chris always says).
I know if I take one step at a time, one day at a time, I will reach my ultimate goal.