Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I want to update on sparkpeople all the changes occurring in my life! When I first came on here I thought I had enough motivation to keep going. Don't get me wrong... everyone on here is GREAT and I love the support. But for myself, I needed more! So here goes...
On September 15th I started Weight Watchers. I never in my life thought that would've been the beginning to a new me! That day I got weighed... I was 211 pounds which for some may be overwhelming and for others thinking that's nothing. My friend had been talking about joining for a few weeks and hoping for me to join with her. On that note, I made the decision to try it out! I have been heavier than that before but to me this 211 has been lingering here for way too long. I want to be healthy... and wear my skinny clothes again... and play with my kids without getting all out of breath... and... there's so many more reasons why I have to do this, why I will do this!! There have been 2 meetings since I joined and in these two weeks I managed to lose 8 pounds... and the right way!! I thought it was impossible to eat healthy, I thought it wouldn't taste good. Wow... was I ever wrong! I've been trying new recipes like crazy and I love the food and I'm satisfied with the portions and I can even still have snacks!!! Amazing!! In these last few weeks I've also been learning to teach myself to overcome that emotional eating, boredom eating, all that good stuff. When I crave something unhealthy, I give myself just a little instead of waiting til I want it so bad that the control is gone! I've even gone out to eat without feeling the need to order the whole menu!! I'm so proud of myself... and I figure if I can resist now and continue this, my goals are right around the corner!! I can hardly believe it... so long with no results until now. I could log my eating but before didn't really care if I fell off and ate three brownies before bed!! Now, I'm finding ways to fill myself up on good stuff, still have a treat now and then and not be disgusted with myself at the end of the day!! I'm completely in awe! I know I'm probably not going to lose 8 pounds every 2 weeks... but it's a great start... great way to have been able to motivate myself to keep going and I will see results!!
Now, I'm thanking myself for doing this for myself and for my family! And mostly I'm thanking my friend for really believing in me and for pushing me and telling me I can do it! I appreciate it so much. I wish for everyone to have a friend like that. Someone they can look to for encouragement, go to the gym and work out with, go for walks with, share recipes, whatever it is... knowing that someone is working right along with you, and just as hard as you are is so comforting. So, thank you! And thank you to all of you here on sparkpeople who keep the encouragement and motivation flowing! It's a great circle!! Anyone can do this!!! I have finally found faith within myself... and I have faith in everyone who truly wants this change in their life! Good luck everyone!!!!