I can relate to feeling weak. I too am a strong willed intelligent woman in every area of my life except weight loss. I have been paying close attention to my habits and have realized some serious faults in my routine. I guess this whole process starts with realization so I'm on my way. Now I get to work on changing my unhealthy habits. I'll keep my motivation up by using SP and getting support from all of you! Thanks for sharing....
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!
Happiness is not getting what you want..... it is being happy with what you have!
Pounds lost: 16.1
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 4 1/31/07 9:34 A
Hi Just read your message, I just joined Sparks can relate to what you are saying. I will be 52 in March, mother of 3 grown children, nana to one grandson. Our 23 year old is still at home, so I havent got the empty nest yet. My husband and I have been together 35 years. Looking forward to spending time with him, want to be healthy and feel comfortable in my clothes. I need to lose 30- 40 pounds, I try to walk everyday, hard in cold weather. Like you I dont think I will ever put on a string bikini, but it would be nice to wear a bathing suit and feel good about it, without wrapping a towel around or wearing something over top. Keep on trying, thats all we can do. Pat
Fitness Minutes: (3,544) Posts: 1,153 1/31/07 8:01 A
Hi Milinda and welcome. I often wonder why we are our own worst enemies. You say you go for things with gusto, other things but not yourself. I found that so true with me too. I even talked myself into thinking that where I was weight-wise was okay. But what has happened is that over the years (I'm 60 now) it CONTINUED to "creep up"!! And now I am paying for it. Other things have crept up with the weight...my cholestoral, my blood pressure. I can't dance like I used to. I get winded so easily. This last month since finding SP and really trying to do what's better for me, I am starting to lose it and to feel better. Make a little time for yourself to take a walk or eat a sensible meal or enjoy a healthful snack. I'm learning that I put me behind all theother things I was doing. I didn't eat right. Lots of stress. It caught up with me and if I don't change now, I may not be around to enjoy those walks in woods or the grands or anything else. i'm so glad I found this place and all the people here!!
We can always dream can't we. My husband gave me a big hug and said I looked great. I sometimes think we get obsessed with it when we look to the guy who we are supposed to look good for. I just want to feel healthy and be able to breathe, walk up the steps, and tie my shoes without being miserable. But a whistle would be good.
Be the best that you can be. Go for the gold. Never say never, I can do this. I will do this. I will not take no for answer. Be positive in your thinking.
I noticed you said "mountain". I just get the warmest feelings inside when I imagine time in the mountains.
I wish every day I could be faithful. I "think" I want to lose weight but in fact I sometimes wonder because most anything else I want..I go after with everything in me. However, time after time, I just give in. I know one more will hurt, I know this once is not really true. I am bright and very intelligent but for some reason, when it comes to my weight, I just let stupid take over. I don't care about wearing a string bikini (have you heard they are coming back?) I just want to prove to myself I can do it...to walk away from old habits, old weaknesses and be strong. Girls, I'm not fussing...just stating how I understand that "weak" flesh theory.
the little train said first "I think I can" and then he said "I know I can" and he did it!!!
LOL If anything, it was harder today. However, we did it. Both my dog and I were stiff and the fact it was a robust 20 degrees made that worse. But we completed day two and I'm amazed and proud of us.
I noticed last night that I was mindful of what I ate because I didn't want to ruin all my hard work. I noticed that Dear Remy slept on his back, belly up and chewed on one of his toys peacefully instead of engaging in his usual activity. He tends to be very busy and a bit of a night time barker, alerting me continuously of real or imagined transgressions, i.e. deer coming down from the mountain, someone coughing two blocks away.
So. We did it and it didn't feel any better, but we got farther up the road this time and we will be out there again tomorrow. Thank you all for your support, it means a great deal to us and it keeps us accountable. Just knowing I can share my minimal baby steps with you keeps my spirit willing and this weak flesh out there walking.
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