Saturday, April 19, 2014
That is so true! So many people have told me that they could never do what I have done, but I don't believe it. Why? Because I didn't believe I could have done what I did even while I was doing it. To say I amazed even myself is an understatement because I had literally tried so much out there and nothing worked. I tried Jenny, Nutrisystem, LA Weightloss, Physician's Weight Loss, prescription diet pills, hypnosis tapes, crazy teas, every little bottled concoction or pill, read the latest diet books of every guru... you all know where I'm coming from. With all of that, I still got up to 460 pounds- I dieted my way there.
My answer was in a prayer when I gave up completely. I was very angry with God for not healing me or helping me with my food issues after I had prayed and prayed and dieted for years, failing on every diet. I just told God that I gave up. If HE wanted to do something, HE could, but I was done. In giving up, I opened myself up to expecting less than perfection and accepting any sort of loss and healing. I was guided to SparkPeople.
Here I have learned that it is the baby steps you take that turn your life around. It is the community of supportive people that make the magic happen. So set your sights on something real this time around. What can you really do? Think in terms of CAN instead of CAN'T. If you are disabled, as I am, that doesn't come easily. So, if you can't move your legs, get an arm bike like I did. If you have upper body issues, walk. If you are sore all over, soak in epsom salts and get physical therapy or try water exercise. Maybe try leaving a few bites on your plate at first. Cut back on soda. Order one size down from your normal order. These are all doable changes that lead to weight loss and a great place to start.
Basically I was just a loser who tried one more time... and I still fall flat on my face some days. I get up though. I turn it around at my very next meal. Just remember to always try one more time and you will never be a loser, except maybe in pounds.
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