I started changing my habits in January, but only found Spark in September when I realized I needed a tool to help me track and stay within my ranges. I tend to have an all or none personality and am not only at my goal weight, but am the healthiest I have been in my adult life.
Today, with many holiday parties this week, I realized that it really is OK to just indulge sometimes because it truly is a lifestyle and there will be days where more calories are consumed, some with less, some with more exercise and some with less exercise - but looking back over the big picture is the key. So at tonights bowling potluck, I sampled and put it into the tracker the best I could. Guess what - I went way over my 1200-1500 calories, but I don't feel the normal guilt that I would have just a few months ago. I know that I'm living healthy overall. I know I ran 3 miles this morning and will run at least a mile every day this week (thanks to the "runners world" holiday streak - 1 mile/day from Thanskgiving to New Years!)
So - that's my story to share over these next two weeks of parties, potlucks, and holiday celebrations. Focus on the big picture, realize success, and know that a few indulgences will not simply undo all the work, but let us actually live in our world with a new healthy outlook and attitude.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, New You!
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I k now I need to change something.” ~ Steve Jobs
Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein
| Pounds lost: 123.4