I saw this the other day and it got me thinking (can you smell the smoke?)
Where are you on this spectrum?
When I first became a "Spark People" back in 2009, I was toggling somewhere between "I CAN'T DO IT" and "I WANT TO DO IT"
However, "I WON'T DO IT" tended to trump those two.
When I created a Spark Page and joined the Spark Community in May of last year, I had progressed to toggling between "I WANT TO DO IT" and "HOW DO I DO IT?" and "I'LL TRY TO DO IT" although "I WON'T DO IT" still reared its ugly head often enough to keep me treading water in the same place, much to my frustration and lack of progress on the scale.
The scale has always been my enemy. It mocks me and when I don't get results, or results "fast enough" (whatever that means) it say:
"See...all that work and what do you get? Not much. Just go ahead and have that pizza. You deserve it and it won't matter anyway."
For the past 21 days, I have ditched the scale and my "limiting belief" that food has some sort of power over me and I'm living in the space of "I CAN DO IT" and "I WILL DO IT"
That is the new me at the top kicking the old me down the steps.
I can comfortably survive on 1300-1600 calories a day and not starve. I've come to think of that little bit of hunger that I occasionally feel as the feeling of fat leaving my body. My stomach growling is it applauding me for not over stuffing it at the last meal.
See this article if you want to know where I got that thought from:
I can drink my glasses and glasses of water through out the day and not resent it, or think it too much of a chore.
I can work in some sort of fitness or extra movement everyday.
For the last 21 days, I can say: "Yes, I did it!" to those things that I can control.
The first day of Summer is Friday June 21.
What can you do in the next 79 days?
What will you do in the next 79 days?
Have a great day and keep ...
((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Spreading the Spark!-:¦:-
Edit for Tortoises' Unite Team: Thanks for the nod for the blog of the week!
Well I certainly qualify as a Tortoise!! From an all time high of 260 lbs, I have "lived" at 195-215lbs for the last 15 years!! Last time I weighed myself, I was at 206 lbs. I think I'm "in alignment" to get to my "fighting weight" of 175 in this next year and hope my 45 year old body can agree on that as a fabulous and peaceful place to live for the rest of my life!
I am Tortoise...hear me roar!!
Spark on and NEVER EVER GIVE UP!!