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Wake Up Call!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Over the past week I have had a number of wake up calls! That have pushed me to join Sparkpeople.

Wake up call # 1: Tight Clothes: - I had a meeting for work and instead of wearing something in my closet I had to go out and buy a larger outfit.

Wake up call #2: Weighing 225#'s - I had to Face the bathroom scale. Why don't my clothes fit anymore??? Well, I wasn't that shocked when I saw the number. - I guess I thought if I didn't weigh myself I wouldn't weigh so much.

Wake up call # 3: Excuses/Lying - I told my friend I was busy when she invited me to go walking on Monday. The real excuse: my energy level was at 0, my joints hurt and I was tired after doing basic housework.

Wake up Call #4: Old Age - After going out for dinner this week with 7 of my friends, I realized that these wonderful, outgoing, happy women, whom I have known for 20 plus years, are my age and have stayed thin. When I asked them how they do it their responses were obvious: "eat healthy, count calories, limit white carbs and exercise, exercise, exercise". Makes sense why I now way 225 # -- I'm only 51- It's not due to my age - that was just an excuse I let myself use.

I like many people have always had issues with my weight was teased by classmates. But growing up with brothers I got involved in sports. Sports helped keep my weight under control. However, due to Injuries and foot surgery 2 years ago I stopped playing competitive sports. I also put my walking, riding bike on hold as well and gave myself the freedom to eat whenever and whatever I wanted. Portion size was not an option. Although, I was given the Doctor's okay to begin walking and bike riding after 6 months. I chose not too. (will have to dig into the reason for that later) The consequences of my actions have changed me both inside and out.

I am no longer the active, outgoing person I used to be. I have become someone else. I make excuses to myself, my husband and my friends to avoid bike riding, walking, gardening, swimming, etc... Instead of being honest with myself and my friends and family, I blamed my weight gain, laziness, aches and pains on my age. I have become a person who is unhappy, insecure, out of shape and exhausted and I am tired of letting my weight control me.

I am tired feeling this way! It is time for Me to Get My Spark Back!!!
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    Have fooled around for the first six months of 2013
    Now to get back on track
    One day at a time
    Best Wishes
    Love prayers peace
    1702 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon for being so honest with yourself and the SP community! That is a huge step toward your success! Being on this site, joining a team or two and finding some SparkFriends will help along the paths of this journey. Sending you blessings for your entire journey and offering support when you need it! emoticon
    1702 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    emoticon to Spark People, and much success on you spark journey emoticon
    1702 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople! You have taken important steps by acknowledging what's happening and not happening in your life and taking steps to make changes in order to achieve your goals. emoticon

    I would suggest avoid making too many big changes all at once at that can feel really overwhelming. Select 1, 2, or 3 small changes and stick to those. I read that it takes 30 days for a new behavior to become a habit.

    I wish you all the best with your journey!
    1702 days ago
    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
    1702 days ago
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