Thanks Trish, for rounding folks up.
I have been overweight most of my life, though in good health until about 5 years ago. My BP and cholesterol have continued to creep up. I do not take meds for them and I do not intend to. In a nutshell that is my motivation.
I have 'dieted' a few times over the years but not with permanent success. I finally came to the realization that it cannot be permanent if I do not ALWAYS practice it! That being said, I did not want to be one of those people who is always 'on a diet'. It must be a lifestyle change...for life.
The only one who can do anything about it is me. That's what I finally realized and accepted; since that time, I've had nothing but progress. It has been a short time, it's true, but the old adage is true, 'If it's worth having, it's worth working for.".
In truth, the majority of my success has come from monitoring my nutrition. I didn't even start exercising for the first 3-4 weeks, still I lost 12 lbs.
What I've learned is that I CAN DO IT! The more I realize that, the more I want it. The more I want it, the more I participate in my program.
SparkPeople has been a great support system and I have really enjoyed giving and receiving support from everyone. My wish, is that everyone can find that commitment to themselves so we can all keep one another motivated and enjoy our success together.
Edited by: AINTSKEERD at: 11/22/2008 (14:29)
Excuses are the nails that built the house of failure!
“A ship in the harbor is safe. But that’s not what ships are built for.”
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