Pondering My 6 Months on SparkPeople - It's All About Perseverance
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Today is my six months Spark-A-Versary. I don't know if that's how they spell it but that's what I'm going with.
I was thinking of how in the six months I have lost about 16 pounds. Is that where I wanted to be no. But it is better than where I was. And not only have I lost the 16 pounds but I've made friends that I would never have gotten to make. The support on this site has been more than I could ever have hoped for!
I was leaving a message on another person's page who started the same time I did. And while I was leaving the message I started looking through people who I had saved as friends that joined SparkPeople the same time I did. At least 1/3 are not posting or updating their page and have not been for several weeks or months.
So even though I may not have lost as much weight as I wanted to the first six months, I am still here. I am still checking in every day, tracking my food and exercise and weight, be it good or bad. And it dawned on me I have perseverance! I found this quote:
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather
The pounds are coming of slow, but steady. I'm exercising more, eating somewhat better. I'm hanging on. Success will be mine.
And to my Spark Friends - keep hanging on with me! We will be successful together! I also hope for those that have quit checking in or posting that they are finding success in another way. Or that they will find their way back to SparkPeople and can hang on with the rest of us!
Have a great day! And Happy Spark-a-versary to me! Here's to Perseverance!
(angel food cupcake!)