Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Today I received a Gold Star SparkGoodie from the At Goal + Maintaining Plus....SparkTeam for logging in once weekly for the last 9 weeks in a +/- 3% of center goal weight. I've participated in several of these multi-week challenges and sometimes having the challenge has forced me to weigh and face -- and improve --my food intake. Recently I haven't felt I needed it so I've decided not to sign up for the next challenge.
This is my year to overcome my scale obsession. I plan to weigh maybe twice a month and see if that works for me or not. I'm not logging my food intake daily now, although I do not think I could have lost the weight nor kept it off without years of doing so almost obsessively. Now I'm trying to get closer to being an intuitive eater, but if I start slipping I absolutely will start weighing more often and tracking my food. I know that works. At this point I know when I have overeaten and sometimes I know before I overeat that I need to stop.
I'm calling this a Gold Star Day. I choose to say it is all good news. Hubby's colonoscopy started at 5:45am this morning. They cut out several polyps, but there is a lesion which they biopsied. Doctor said it will require surgery whether it is cancerous or not. He'll probably lose half of his colon. At this point, it appears that even if it is cancer, it is very treatable. Therefore, it is all good news. Doctor was surprised that hubby had had a colonoscopy just 6 years ago. Maybe I should look up when my last colonoscopy was. It's important for all of us.
So I'll get active, enjoy another day, and be grateful for it. Here's to making the most of every day. Give yourself a Gold Star if nobody else does!!