Another step on the journey
Monday, May 17, 2010
Before I joined SP I had reached my highest weight ever of 200 pounds. I got discouraged and disappointed with myself. So I set out to "LOOSE WEIGHT", well every time I do that it backfires on me. I joined the local YMCA and went after work but that soon became work, but I stuck with it. Then I heard people talking about Wii Fit and how it helped them loose weight. So I decided to try it and bought the Wii and Wii Fit. I did not go overboard with it but tried to exercise at least 4 days a week. It was fun and I had fun and guess what the weight started to come off. Then my neice told me about SP and oh what a difference it has made.
I was 192 pounds when I joined SP. I have had my ups and downs with weight but now there is a difference. That difference is my attitude toward my weight. No longer do I think that I have to "LOOSE WEIGHT", now it is a life style change. I moniter my food and I am honest with what I eat. Amazing what a real portion of chicken breast is huh. What you mean that big mixing bowl of cereal is more than one portion!! I decided to use the tools that SP gives us and it has made a big difference for me. My mom is an awesome baker and I used to love sweets and would gladly eat anything she wanted to bake. Now, I would just as soon get my sweet treat from fruit. So mom is compromising and baking more healthy things. She grows rhubarb so I have gotten recipies from SP for her and they are really good. I am not saying that I turn away all goodies, I just moderate what I have. I am not fixated on the scale either and will usually weigh myself once a month. Yesterday when I weighed myself and I was 178.5 I was tickled. I enjoy my accomplishments and don't get discouraged if I screw up cause I'm only human. I like where my journey is taking me and I am taking my time and stopping to smell the flowers along the way.