All or Nothing leaves me with Nothing.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I have been a fluffy girl all my life, with the exception of a few years after I lost 160 lbs.
I gained half of that 160 back; in part because my method of weight loss was too quick (that loss occurred within about 13 months) and in part because I am an emotional eater and I found myself in an extremely dysfunctional and stressful working environment.
I'm happy to say I've left that environment and I'm hoping to return to a healthier lifestyle. I am encouraged by the community I've found in SparkPeople.com.
My difficulty is that I've always been an "all or nothing" person, which has been both beneficial and troublesome.
With weight loss, "all or nothing" leaves you with nothing-no fitness, no health, no weight loss. Making goals that are all or nothing hasn't served me well of late.
This go around I am committed to "a little" because "a little" gets me somewhere, inch by inch, one healthy meal after another, fitness minute by fitness minute. I am committed to not making unrealistic goals, not beating myself up, and celebrating the little things, every achievement that I can celebrate.
I've got a long road a head of me, but I have the map, and step by step, I get closer.