In a comment on my previous blog Skatergirl wrote : "I need to remember why I joined in the first place and to stay strong."
I need to remember why I am here on this site.
I am not here to entertain people. (Although I do love the friends I have made and I do enjoy the fun posts shared with them.)
I am not here to lead a team or to attempt to keep teams involved. (Although I do enjoy helping to motivate myself by trying to motivate others.)
I am here because I need the information, the focus, and the inspiration that this site can give me so that I can lead a healthier life.
I am here because like most people I can watch my diet and exercise with great enthusiasm while I can see the results. When the results are not coming as fast as I would like them to come, then I start slipping in my determination. I tell myself things like, "Well, I didn't lose anything this week, so this little extra piece of whatever will not hurt me."
I tell myself it is ok to snack because Hey ! I am not smoking. And these are 'healthy snacks'.
For some reason, during the past 6 weeks, I have lost my focus. I have not been as faithful to healthy eating habits as I could have been. I have swam and exercised and walked but not with the extra efforts I could have put into them.
I have been maintaining my weight ....which is not good. I do not want to maintain, I want to lose.
So I need to return to the basics. I need to think with my head and not with my stomach. I have to reach down deep inside of me to find my will power and determination. It's there. It's just been lulled into sleep by whatever excuses I have been creating.
"I need to remember why I joined in the first place and to stay strong."
Thanks Skater !!! I needed that !! You rock, girl !