I have noticed lately that quite a few Sparkies have hit a wall. People who have been overweight for decades, let alone years, are disappointed with their:
(2) back sliding
(3) lack of motivation
(4) lack of progress
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Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a good curve. Kipling was right: When all around you doubt you, it's always best to remember that you, above all, must believe in yourself. It all stems from that. You cannot be a success, ... Read more
Here I am Sunday morning, trying something new: I'm going to attempt (my first!) to create a pictorial of our day at the beach yesterday. (With apologies to 330POUNDWOMAN who inspired me with this creation.)
My friend likes to go to the b... Read more
Over the years, this poem has resonated with me, and several people have sent it on to me, to give me courage, to lift my spirits, and to help me "exceed my grasp" as I like to say.
Perhaps it will do the same for you. For the sake of poli... Read more
In the past several months, I have been on a quest looking for a new job. It is interesting to me to see how that event so closely mimicked my battle to lose weight. Both are a struggle. Both bring into question "worthiness." And both requir... Read more
I have been giving quite a bit of thought to this lately, as I lose more and more weight than ever before. I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I was hoping to put together a more extensive search of my own. I remember years ago, at a... Read more
Taking a chance that this is allowed.
I just thought it would help get us in the mood, to take a moment to pause, and to reflect what it means to be free, and for what our service men an... Read more
A friend asked tonight if I were going to the Y in the morning. (She had finally seen the light, and decided to join with her boys.) The response was, "Yes, it's Sunday and that's swimming day." As if, "you didn't know?"
It's interesting... Read more
Today is the inauguration of my monthly weight goals. I'm aiming for a one pound a week, approximately four pounds a month, benchmark.
I'm glad to report that I'm back on track. And oh, baby, it feels so good! With my landmarks set, and ... Read more
This morning I had an important interview which kept me up late last night worrying. We are our own worst enemies on so many fronts, sad to say. I woke up early, and decided to go back to bed for another 45 minutes or so, in order to be at my ... Read more
Coming off my recent "high" of hitting a new weight loss milestone (an all time record loss), it got me to pondering how what I am learning about weight loss can be applied to other endeavors. So much of why we became morbidly obese has little ... Read more
I've reached fifteen pounds down on SparkPeople, which added to the fifteen pounds BSP (Before Spark People), I'm now down 30 pounds total. Whoa! As I get deeper into this journey, and the pounds slip and slide off, I've discovered a few thing... Read more
Today I officially cracked that nasty plateau that has been haunting me since forever. Now, I am officially (there's that validation word again) on a roll. Between the gold stars that I have been getting regularly (not perfect, mind you, but r... Read more