December 18, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
So much information today. I continue to reflect on this past years & years gone by. What I have realized is that I truly am stronger than I give myself credit for. In the past eight years I have taken steps to improve my health. I'm now a non smoker, I no longer drink soda. My beverage of choice is water. These to me are huge steps in the journey to getting healthier. Eight Years ago I didn't belong to Spark People, yet I was beginning to realize & accept the fact I needed change.
When I joined Spark People in 2011 it was due to a diagnosis of Diabetes. My Diabetes Educator felt I didn't have enough support, suggested I check it out. I did, but was in denial. I wasn't ready, & didn't put in the effort until recently. Shortly after that more health issues arose, again I went in denial. It wasn't until this year that I truly started getting my act together. I still have a long way to go, and as more health issues continue to confront me, I now know that I must get serious .. get consistent ..& find a way to deal with things I can't control.
Reflecting on this year I do have accomplishments. I have lost 25 lbs this year. That number may appear to be small when compared to the amount I still need to lose. It's proof that small changes do work. With this accomplishment under my belt I will aim to lose another 25 lbs in 2014. I may lose more, or I may lose less, what I have gained in knowledge is priceless.
I'm starting to be intrigued with the idea of juicing. It seems like a good way to get your fruit & veggies in. That's a problem area for me. I plan to explore more on this.
Yesterday I did 20 min's of walking in place. Didn't feel like it, but my Fit Bit said I needed more steps to reach my goal. Mission Accomplished!!
I still have a long way to go. Each day I am learning more about myself. I feel I'm getting stronger. Trying to reduce stress by doing Meditation. Right now that seems very hard as my mind wants to wonder, but in this I will be successful. I'm learning to be grateful & appreciate everything that comes into my life. I am blessed!