Lifetime Momentum #18
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Just a short check-in today. I have had a great day. Went over on my calories today and will tomorrow too with a big family dinner, but it's ok. I'm not beating myself up over it and will be on track with nutrition on Monday. I did get to the pool this morning and swam for 90 minutes.
Have a great day today and as always NEVER STOP MOVING!
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Everyone goes over occasionally. No sweat.
2766 days ago
I've taken a gander at your spark page and your intro and I see that this is take 2. You have hit on a theme that pretty much from March 2008 until now has been floating around in me (amongst others) when you wrote "...I'm not beating myself up..."
When I started and erased my mind of everything I knew about diets, exercise and weight loss in September 2007, one of the things I promised myself is that "I'm not beating myself up" about the past. It helped me to set a course of proper nutrition, never denying myself the basic nutrition I needed. I wasn't going to starve myself in order to become healthy.
I never hung a number out when I started. My original goal was to "Feel good again". Although I never hung a number out there, I did keep track of the numbers in a diary as I went along. I didn't find Spark People until November 26, 2008 when I was well on my way to my lowest weight ever since high school.
People find it odd that I dropped to 193 pounds, looked fit and trim, very muscular and did it while hardly straying below 3000 calories per day. There was nothing odd about it for me. I did research on exercise and nutrition while I was developing my plan in September of 2007 and one of the things I promised myself is that I would never be hungry in my effort to feel good again.
Feeling good again is not just a slogan, but an accurate description of how I feel and have felt since mid to late 2008 and it is not only the theme of my spark page, but my life.
One of many key points is to not beat yourself up, even when you stray as you've written that this is your second attempt at spark people which brings to mind a quote from F.Scott Fitzgerald...
"Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over."
2770 days ago
Have a great weekend!!
2772 days ago
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