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A Kick in the Rear

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

For those of you who have been around since I restarted this journey in July 2012, you know that I have not had a smooth path to success. Yes, I am 25+ lbs down from my highest weight, and that's good.

But honestly? I'm a big gal. 25 lbs is a drop in the bucket for what needs to happen. I've been on and off, up and down. Cognitively, I know what I need to do to make it happen. But (there's always that BUT!) I am my own worst enemy. I consistently get in my own way, and it makes me nuts emoticon

Then I read this wonderfully honest blog post by one of my SP idols, STEPH-KNEE:

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She put a disclaimer on it as if it would be something brutal, but it really wasn't. It was a necessary dose of reality. She said:

"Spark is a great place and it is a huge part of my "success" this far, and I couldn't do without it, but sitting around talking to you fabulous people all day (as fun as it is), isn't taking the weight off me. It's what I do with this site and how I use the tools that does it. It is planning and tracking all of my food. It is getting off my tushy and getting in a walk with my Sparky. It is eating my planned food and not eating a double cheeseburger when I'd really prefer the double cheeseburger. You have to do the work!"

Yes, I do have to do the work. And I am making some progress. For example, I abhor meal planning -- just totally. So it finally dawned on me that I should plan out several weeks of meals that I just cycle through instead of having to do something every single week. I've done up 6 weeks so far, but I think I want to get to 10 weeks so I am sure it doesn't get boring.

But I need to stop slacking on tracking and be more consistent with exercise. Really, those are my two biggest downfalls. And that seems ridiculous, right? I mean, keeping track of your intake and getting regular exercise are cornerstones to a healthier life, and yet I am not faithful to them.

Fall down a million times, get up a million one times.

*sigh*

Thank you, STEPH-KNEE. I will keep working to internalize your message and actually DO what needs to be done, not just talk about it.
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KENDRACARROLL 3/2/2014 3:56PM

    Read her blog. Excellent and very well put.
I've been thinking the same thing many times, but I guess I'm not feisty enough or well spoken to put it into a blog :) people get offended too easily. Guess hearing what is your truth just gets too close to home sometimes.
Glad you're recommitting. Now go do the work!
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LISACHOSECHANGE 2/26/2014 5:04PM

    So true and such great advice.

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DDOORN 2/26/2014 9:11AM

    YES! Be the SPARK you want to see in your world!

That's the ticket! :-)

Don

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_BABE_ 2/26/2014 1:35AM

    emoticon We all need a reminder of what we are truly here for....for us!

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STEPH-KNEE 2/25/2014 11:51PM

    I am so honored that you even mentioned silly ol me in your blog! I am so glad you didn't think it was brutal and that you understood the message I was trying to get across. That makes me so happy! :D You have lost 25 pounds, and that is outstanding! There are so many people that do not even make it that far. That shows me that you know how to do this and I see your strength and determination. I know you are going to get the weight loss rolling again! emoticon emoticon

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LINDA! 2/25/2014 10:42PM

    I just read her blog after you posted it. It was wonderful. Glad that you are seeing some progress.

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