I really loved this article. We have to stop comparing our NOW body to back then. If I think about my THEN body, I wanted to lose weight at that time. I'm pretty happy with the results I am getting in inches (down 1 1/2 sizes) but not too much on the scale.
I think the piece of advice that I want to take with me from reading this article is just to start slowly. I get excited and ambitious when I first start an exercise program, and end up getting burnt-out and I just stop. If I ease into it, I may have a greater chance at success.
This really helps me out. I have a type A personality, so balance is always the key for me. I love the comment about how many loads of laundry, etc., you've done. It's a great reminder of everything we already do, and that what we're asking of ourselves is a small part in the big picture, and that we deserve it!!
I am new here. I have gained 20 pounds in one year and have many telling me I have to lose INCLUDING the woman who runs the bridal shop I just purchased my dress in. Getting married in June and want those 20 pounds gone. HELP
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.