Sunday, September 15, 2013
I am so fully aware now of how important it is to make ME a priority. I hate it because it sounds so selfish but my story is proof of how detrimental it is not to. I first joined sp in 2007 after having already lost 60 lbs before I discovered sp. I ended up losing 50 more lbs in 6 months. I worked so hard. I got in the best shape of my life. I kept the weight off for a couple years and maintained my exercise routine pretty well too. Then major changes happened and my family changed (new partner and his kids added to my household). I tried to make them feel at home and made meal plans to accommodate their tastes and rearranged the house sacrificing my space to exercise and my time to workout so I wouldn't bother them. And in a new relationship trying to accommodate the "being together" time with someone who has no interest in working out or eating healthy, ended up being more sacrifice from doing what I needed to do to be healthy. Now after 3 years of this I have gained 35 lbs and I am so frustrated and angry and sad. (An edited post I made toady on a team page.)
I just thought it would be interesting to see the emotional progress I will make as I get back on track again.