I blogged about some changes, and figured I'd post part of my blog here:
----- I had a couple of main reasons I really wanted to do SP:
1. I realized that food had become an idol in my life--I was putting far more focus on it than I should be
NOW: I have a bit more willpower now that I know what eating a few extra cookies actually MEANS to my figure! LOL. Moderation...something that I am continually striving for in ALL areas of my life...and focusing on this past year specifically with my food--still will be working on it as it's always tempting to be selfish and go for more than I really need...Other parts of it are still a bit of a struggle sometimes--cuz even nutrition can become somewhat of an idol if I'm too anal about everything...it's important to use wisdom and discretion, but also important to keep my eyes on what is MOST important in life.
2. I knew that I needed to lose the weight--I'd been keeping it on after the babies, etc., and it was TIME to get to a skinnier self again!
NOW: I'm 30 pounds lighter than I was (184-154), and am actually in the "normal" range for my height. I still would like to lose 15-20 more pounds, but that can come this year...I'm happy with where I'm at for now.
3. I'm still young! I want to do things and enjoy being active while I can be--the older I get, the harder it will be to start this lifestyle--and the benefits of starting earlier in life are MANY!!
NOW: I've enjoyed running a 5K (something I NEVER would have done without the encouragement of a friend), and am wanting to find more ways to do the things that I really enjoy doing that work with where I'm at in life (i.e. kids at home)--and incorporating those into my everyday life...
One of the things I like most about SP is that it allows a person to tweak the nutrition stuff to meet their individual lifestyle values... and it's about being flexible, too...and jumping right back up when I've had a day that wasn't the "best-for-me" kind of day. There is nothing "off limits", only portion sizes that are "off limits." I think that this is the best method out there b/c we always tend to crave/want what we can't have--part of human nature.
A big to all of you who have been a huge encouragement to me as I've tackled this area of my life this past year... and here's to another year of healthy choices/living!!!
The "good" is often the worst enemy of the "best"!
current weight: 184.5
Fitness Minutes: (1,035) Posts: 1,035 3/1/08 1:57 P
I was reading one of our teammate's observations of how she has changed during this past year & found I felt the say way as she for a LOT of it!!! Share your observations here, if you wish. What are you doing now differently from a year ago?????
Well-behaved women seldom make history ~~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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