Saturday, March 15, 2014
I am relatively new to Spark but not to dieting and trying to deal with my own nutritional behaviors. I can honestly say that I have never found something as motivating, informative, and supportive as Sparkpeople.com. Today I read the Spark Diet information and completed a questionnaire on my personality diet type. I am beginning to realize that I need to be compassionate to my own particular personality type when it comes to food and that will go a long way in helping me achieve my weight loss and healthy life style changes. It has always been difficult to 'fit' into a program and I really like the idea of working with my own quirky ways with food and changing the focus on 'fitting in' to a program that 'fits me'. I learned that not only do I emotionally eat but I also am a carb/calorie eater and that this sabotages my success. I believe I have known this for many years but didn't want to give up my carbs or other high calorie fixes especially while I am feeding my emotions. I will have to find a way to make peace with these behaviours and I am ready to do just that. I have determine if abstinence is the answer for me when it comes to some high carb foods or of I need to ask myself honestly if I have the mental awareness to control portions while I am eating them. Honestly with self is the key here.
I am so grateful to have this site...to have the knowledge that will help motivate me and help me stay focused on my goals as long as I refer to this information regularly...and that giving my goals the priority in live in my mind above all other thoughts I will have the ability to get to where I want to go. I want to succeed on this journey and I know that putting something into my mouth that will steal away my progress is certainly not where I want to land.
All the best everyone!