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SURPRISE AT THE SCALES

Thursday, August 01, 2013

As most of you know I have fallen by the wayside these last 4-5 months. I gained a lot of weight of the first of the year and just couldn't get the scales to budge. I lost my motivation and will to try. Then my dad became increasingly sicker and weaker. I retired to move in with my dad and help take care of him. I had little reason to keep sparking except for my friends here. Thank you all for your love and support.
The last time I weighed was May 29th. I had gained more weight. I became lax in tracking my food and workouts. In fact I ate all the wrong foods junk foods, Hi amounts of salt, stopped drinking my water. I just didn't care. My friends kept encouraging me to keep trying, not to give up...it fell on closed ears. I wanted to do better but just couldn't seem to follow through with the commitment. I became increasingly depressed. The only thing that kept me afloat was YOU!! my friends at Spark people.
This week I decided to weigh myself, I knew I hadn't been eating right of exercising. I felt depressed and defeated. I just had to know how bad it was, how much damage had I done.
So, yesterday I did it. With a fatalistic attitude I got on the scale. I couldn't believe what it said. In fact I weighed myself again to be sure. On May 29th I weighed 273. The scales said I weighed 264. I had lost 9 lbs. I don't know how but I am thrilled! I gave me a lift I most definitely needed. Maybe I will find my motivation and will power once more. Heres hoping and praying. ... Thank All of you my friends for being there, encouraging me to hang in there and keep trying.
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SONGBIRDPAULA 8/12/2013 7:00AM

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Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

Paula

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ENUFF81020 8/12/2013 12:57AM

    Hi there, Pat,
It is obvious to me that you have been making good changes here and there since becoming a part of SP and that although you didn't realize it, you were taking better care of yourself. I am so glad for your success and I am willing to bet that you will do even better when you can focus on things more. Please try and notice what you have been doing to help yourself and then, you can add something new to that as well.

Congratulations on this great loss. It means that you are really making a change in your lifestyle and it is one you can live with. I am so happy for you!!

Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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DULCINEA54935 8/5/2013 9:10AM

    Losing weight while unhappy is probably not the way you want to continue, but that was good news for you. Let's hope the future brings more positive ways to reach your goals. You remain in my prayers.

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WESTERNSAGE 8/1/2013 11:12PM

    I am thrilled with your good news. It sounds as though you were doing some things right from the force of your new-found habits - just letting the new behaviors kick in when your conscious mind wasn't paying attention. It's good to hear from you and know that you are beginning to regain your sense of yourself. Keep up the good work - and welcome back!

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YOYONOMORE1 8/1/2013 2:27PM

    Don't you just love it when you go to get weighed dreading what the scale is going to tell you and it turns out way better than you could have imagined. emoticon emoticon emoticon I hope this loss helps to give you the push you need to get back at it wholeheartedly. I've been going through a rough patch too, it happens, but we can do better. We need to keep encouraging and supporting each other. I always appreciate your spark mail or posts on my spark page or blog, I am sorry if I have not been very responsive lately, hope to change that. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Hugs,
Shirl

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DAVENPLK 8/1/2013 12:59PM

  I have been there, and it does take a team . I am so glad that you are back with us. I also took a break from Sparkpeople. I thought that I had my eating under control. I had stopped weighing myself, and I knew I had gained. I just did not realize how fast it goes back on.....whoa! I am back, and I am glad that you are,too! After a month, I am feeling so much better. I have my energy back, and I have a smile on my face. You can do this! We know how to do it because we've already done it once before. I am here for you! I hope that you are here for YOU as well. We need each other to get this done. emoticon Linda

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JOYINKY 8/1/2013 12:00PM

    What a great surprise! Not something that happens often. Embrace it and keep going! It's about making healthy choices. emoticon

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