Maintaining our new weight takes the same dedication as losing weight does.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Hi Spark friends,
It has been a long time since I have last blogged about anything. To be honest, it has been way to long since I have even signed on here to do anything. I say this with regret because I learned so very much from this site and from all the wonderful friends I have made here. So then, why would I take it off of my "to do list"? Well, initially I was sick and going thru a lot of medical stuff. Then from there I got out of my routine of sparking. Finally, I have a friend who is terminally ill and am spending as much time with her as I can.
Today, I realized just how much I need to find the time to get back here and at the very minimum log in my food intake. I worked really hard losing the weight I needed to be healthy. Now, I find myself slowly slipping into old bad habits and I want to STOP before it gets out of control for me. So I am thinking about what really helped me and it was ALL of you and this site! SO, if something worked so well then why stop it? I still have limited time to be on here for now but am making a promise to myself to begin logging in my food everyday once again.
It is so very clear to me that we need to put in the same commitment and dedication in maintaining our goal weight as we did to lose the weight initially. I think I was losing sight of this. I am beginning to indulge a bit to often and in the back of my head, I hear myself asking what are you doing? I also hear my subconscious saying you know you should NOT be doing this. All the life lessons and healthy changes I incorporated into my life to drop my weight are in me and screaming in my head to get it back together. SO, here I am taking the first step to do this. I have put on 6 pounds and it stops here!!!! I will NOT go back to old BAD habits and gain weight!
We cannot just forget all the VALUABLE changes we incorporated into our lives when we lost the weight. We need to utilize them EVERYDAY!! I was really good about that until the last few months. I am the only one who can change my thinking and behavior and I do that today with my first blog in way to long! I am committing to myself in from of all my spark friends to get my self back on track and STAY there!!!! I have missed all of my friends here and even if I do not have tons of time to spend here daily, I will be logging in my food and just know I appreciate you all and respect you all for the commitments you make to yourself everyday! Bottom line is we have to do this ourselves for ourselves!!! It cannot be done for us!!! When we cheat, we cheat no one but ourselves!! So no more "I don't need to" or "I don't wanna" or "I don't feel like it", I am worth the effort and so are ALL of you! So, keep moving forward to your goals my friends, you WILL succeed! If you are a maintainer, then keep the healthy changes in your daily lives and you will be just fine!!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day everyone!