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A day for firsts

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today is a day for a lot of "firsts" for me and I feel pretty darned good about it.
emoticon This is the first day back on SP. I finally realized I need this site to succeed. I need accountability. It is so easy to overeat when you don't write everything down. I learned that the hard way when I stepped on the scale this morning-but don't worry the weight gain is only a temporary setback.
emoticon This is my first blog. I can't believe I'm actually doing this. I'm using the Spark Coach and it said that people are far more successful if they participate in the community, so here I am! Quiet, shy, me is learning that this journey is easier if you have friends to share the path.
emoticon For the first time I stood up for myself. I'm the type of person that hates to rock the boat and complain (as I said- shy and quiet). I finally realized that I matter just as much as everyone else and my needs are just as important. I'm dealing with an ugly contractor issue. Today I articulated my complaints in a positive, non emotional, and clear way and firmly stated there will be consequences if the work is not done correctly. Low and behold-the world did not end. In fact, the contractor arranged for the work to be done next Monday.
emoticon For the first time, I did not run to food for comfort after my confrontation. I realized that stuffing my face with food was a way to stuff down my emotions. That is the biggest reason I keep the weight on. By saying what I needed to say and releasing my emotions I become lighter.

So It's been an amazing first day-I can't wait to see what tomorrow holds!
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