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Lost and Found


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

12 weeks ago I had reconstructive foot/ankle/heel surgery and it is a happy thing to be 12 weeks on this side of things. I definitely have gained weight during this time, but I was already in a "lost" place before surgery. Surgery just gave me an excuse to make more dismal choices to become ever more lost on this journey of mine. In fact, it has been close to a year since I got to that 50 pound weight loss and now I have put over half of it back on. Wow, that is a lot to say out loud and a lot to consider. I think that I remember what it was like to feel strong in this area of healthy choices. As I recall the more I made solid choices, the more success I enjoyed and the more I wanted to make good choices. It was a cycle of mindful eating, good activity and accountability that yielded good results. What I planted, I was able to harvest. And that has been true in the reverse-I have planted mindless eating, no accountability and have harvested weight gain and a lost place on this journey. It's not fun to be lost, is it? I sure don't enjoy it. There is my very own personal GPS on Spark People that is just waiting to help me navigate. So, what I am waiting for? Do I want to stay lost and feel sorry for myself about how lost I am, or am I ready to plug that GPS back in and power up.? Power Up!
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MNOT2THICK 7/26/2013 10:16PM

    POWER UP!! I am going to plug myself in as well. emoticon

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DOLLYHOLLY 6/13/2013 8:17PM

    I know what you mean. I have bad knees along with vertigo and other medical issues. And when they act up, I use them as excuses to skip exercising and eat junk!

But I congratulate you for acknowledging that you sabotage yourself. That's the first step to changing for the better!

Kudos! emoticon

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SHEL_V2 5/21/2013 3:23PM

    Saw your post scroll by when I was checking out our Group from the week we joined SparkPeople. That we can keep coming back and moving on is powerful. This is a great time of year to recommit to more mindful eating, so much wonderful munchable produce!

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DOODIE59 5/17/2013 9:05AM

    Way to go, Becky. You have a clear view of what made you feel better -- and isn't it glorious that the mindful activities that made you feel better are the same practices that are going to return you to good health?! I KNOW adopting the healthy lifestyle is never as simple as it sounds -- human nature gets in the way -- but improvement, not perfection is a very supportive mantra to adopt. You'll get back on track ... and tracking is a crucial part of that. Good luck, and big hugs,
Deirdre

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