Happy Anniversary to Me!
Monday, February 02, 2009
So I have been on Spark People now for a year. Some may look at my weight tracker and think that I did not accomplish much in one year. (I thought the same thing!) But as I reflect on this past year I know that I have accomplished a lot for one year. Here are a few things I have learned:
- This is my life style change, it is NOT a diet! And this journey will take time, it does not happen overnight. I put the weight on fast but it will come off slowly. I will be the healthy person I want to be!!!
- I do need support! I always thought that I could do this journey alone. I was wrong.... I need support! I need people there for me cheering me on, letting me know that I am doing good, or yelling at me when I am on the wrong path. Everyone here on Sparks has been so supportive and I thank you for being there for me!
- I can do it! This last year I re-learned how to ride my bike. Yes, I looked ridiculous the first time around the block, but by the end of the summer I was going everywhere. My point is that I always thought I was too big for certain activities but I learned that I am not. One thing on my list was to run my first marathon after I lost some weight. Well I did just that before I lost a lot of weight. It was a great experience and gave me momentum to run more. I can do this as long as I try and put my mind to it!
- If you eat something bad... it will not ruin your life. I would have bad days of eating everything and anything that was not good for me. Then I would start to give up saying, "why try.... I ruined it now.... I give up". Well now, I learned that you can have bad eating days (everyone does) and to keep it in the past and move forward. The food tracker has been great when I use it consistently!
So for my next coming year with Spark People I still want to learn more about myself. I still have an issue with eating. I am either eating too much or not eating enough. I have mastered my workouts but I need to throw in more weights and keep on challenging myself. These are things that I can accomplish and hope to accomplish much, much more. I still have so much to learn and lots of weight to lose.