Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I don't know how much I weigh; I don't know how much I've lost; and I don't care.
All I know is that I look and feel like myself again and that was always the goal. Numbers were never the goal.
Through Sparkpeople I've developed new habits of eating--very tiny portions!--and new habits of exercise. I still cross train because it's what I love to do, but I apply the TED talk rule of 20 minutes to all my activities because I know I will do them. Twenty minutes suits my psychology and suits my lifestyle, such as it is. No one told me to do these things, but through Spark I was able to discover these things through trial and error. My journey is one of patience and persistence with no quick results.
I plateaued my first 6-8 months of Sparking, but changes--big changes--were happening on the inside, so I stuck to the plan. I always stayed within my calorie range and just rode things out.
The constant support--and you know who you are--has meant everything, too.
So here are the pictures, but not the usual before and after pictures since I don't have those, unfortunately.
The old, healthy me:
And the new, healthy me:
I can live with this and fully plan to.
Thanks, Sparkpeople and all the beautiful Sparkers! Here's to us on our Sparking and sparkling journey!