Saturday, April 20, 2013
I have been working out a few kinks with my plan...let me see if I kind find a few words to focus on: reboot, re-establish, reset, renew, re-apply. I guess those will work. I am staying away from back-sliding, starting over, rebounding, yo-yoing. Those are kinda negative and when I think clearly and optimistically they really don't describe the place I am in. In the past they most certainly did, but this time I just never quit or gave up. I took breaks, rested, refocused, reassessed.... And so with the help of other Sparkers my journey continues.
It amazes me that so many people motivate and inspire here at Spark many without ever knowing the full impact that their stories even have. I go to friend pages to see what the journey is like on a particular day and say woohoo, if she's still at it then why not me. These are all real people leading real lives with ups and downs and yet they persevere with healthy eating and moving. Then I come across those who are struggling or have fallen and I have compassion and sympathy because I I soooo know that feeling. It's saddens me when I come across pages that are no longer active because I wonder what happened???!!!?! I am so supported by all Sparkers with each and every post. Even after Sparking for almost two years, I am still an amateur at navigating the site, but often times I just link to someone who is posting exactly what I need to hear!
So I shout out a grand WooHoo! and a great big Thank You! To fellow Sparkers. And to any newbies who may come across this page, you will find motivation, information, and inspiration at Spark.
I have finally learned that this weightloss and management is a lifelong process and can only be done in ways that you can live with forever. There are quick starts, reboots, failures, and successes. I have not yet mastered this but there are many here who have lost and maintained for years! Many of them still do not claim to be masters because it is a lifelong process. But those lifelongers all say it is worth the effort! So I too, Keep Sparking!
I am shedding my winter coat slowly...down 2.5 of those 10lbs.