Monday, May 13, 2013
I've been struggling with the last 15-20 pounds I need to lose for quite awhile. I realize the last pounds are the hardest to go. Being hypothyroid and going through menopause make it even harder. Those are both things that are out of my control.
On a positive note, I've conquered many healthy habits and changed my life in many ways. This is all good. But frankly, I'm tired of malingering around those last 15-20 pounds.
I love SparkPeople and everything they stand for. I have a wonderful community of friends on SparkPeople and my life would simply not be the same without my gratitude practice. So I saw purchasing "The Spark Solution" as a win-win. Buying the latest book supports SparkPeople, which I'm happy to do. More importantly, it's a 2-week program to help jumpstart your weight loss. I read that it can be a good thing for people who have those last few nagging pounds that are still hanging around.
So ... I'm in. I started the 2-week program TODAY. I'm taking advantage of having the extra group support as the Spark Solution team leaders take you through the program, day by day. THIS IS AN "OPPORTUNITY" FOR ME ... and one I plan to take full advantage of.
I've done a pretty decent job over the past few years of dumping the "all or nothing" attitude, but found myself slipping back into it over the last few months. Gone, gone, gone. It is - as of today - GONE!! I'm going back to the minimum of 10 minutes per day (and I rarely, if ever, stop at 10 minutes). But that knowledge, that I can stop after 10 minutes if I need or want to, gets me started. The endorphins do their job after that.
So we'll see what happens in the next four weeks. I've been struggling with getting out of the 180s and back into the 170s. I've been hovering in the low- to mid-180s for a few years now (I'm very fortunate that I'm taller and big-boned because most people are very surprised when I say I weigh 184). For some reason, that 170 marker has had me stuck. I plan to unstick it!!! That's my goal for the next 30 days (the book also provides a two-week program for how to move forward after the two-week jumpstart).
So here's to SparkPeople, The Spark Solution and me!!!