I am so blessed...I have the BEST Sparkfriends! A few days ago, I wrote a blog called "Pity Party", where I admitted that I was struggling, that I had stopped exercising, that I had binged...and that I had gained weight.
It was difficult and a little embarrassing to admit those things, but I knew that I had to do it. It was time to stop living a lie. Time to stop fooling myself that I was doing ok. And you know what? Being honest about it was the best thing I could have done. I got so much support and encouragement on my blog, so many good ideas from my Sparkfriends on how to get back on track and beat this plateau I've been at.
Thank you, Sparkfriends! Because of your support, caring and encouragement, I am back on track! Today is day 4 of my current streak, and although I have no idea how long I can keep this streak going, I do know that I will do my best to make it last...and when it ends, I will start another one. I'm not giving up on myself or on reaching my goals!
I've been giving lots of thoughts to what I was doing BEFORE I started going off track. What was I doing when I was successfully losing weight? Truth is, I have really gotten far off the path. No wonder I was at a plateau for so long! No wonder I eventually started to gain the weight back!
Time to go back to what I KNOW works for me. Number one on that list is having a Spark streak. This is something that really keeps me motivated and focused. I love trying to add as many days in a row of being on track as I can. I've been "sort of" keeping a streak going for a while now, but my heart wasn't fully into it. Well, it is now! I am so proud of my little 4 day streak, and I'm excited to see how long I can keep going. For me, this streak is not at all about being perfect. Its just about doing my best each day, and knowing that some days are certainly going to be better than others. But as long as I have put forth my best effort, then it counts as a successful day.
Thanks again, Sparkfriends, for your support, advice and encouragement! And thank you Sparkpeople for this awesome free site!
By the way, I am still challenging myself to make as much progress as possible by New Years Day...which is 73 days away now! I've taken a few steps backwards, but I'm moving in the right direction now, and I'm excited to see just how much progress I can make by the end of the year!