Friday, June 07, 2013
I joined SparkPeople on June 5, 2013 which was just yesterday. I think I have finally sifted through all the "newby" stuff. I am ready to rock! I have been overweight for most of my life. I have been lucky though, that I have remained healthy. I have not had to deal with high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol. Even though I am considered obese I have taken care of myself. But lately I haven't been happy with my appearance. I just realized tonight that when I reach my goal weight I will have lost 1/2 of me. I will have lost basically a person. Right now I can't imagine that! It just seems overwhelming to me and I have a long way to go. I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel yet but I know it is out there. I guess that is why they recommend baby steps. I set my goal to lose at least one pound a week. I have done so many diets and I know that quick weight loss does not work. I need to change my way of thinking. I need to create a healthy lifestyle that will stick with me for the rest of my life. So here is to my first full day tomorrow. I will track my food and my exercise. I will drink 8 glasses of water and I will maintain a positive attitude. This is not a diet but a way of life now.