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I haven’t posted a blog in a while.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I haven’t posted a blog in a while. With work and Christmas, I have been so busy.

I wanted to take some time and reflect on my progress over the last 6 months. I am not one for tooting my own horn, but I think I need to put in writing the things I have achieved. I want all the changes I have made to be permanent ones.

My Top 10 Achievements!!

1. I can lose weight while being happy. emoticon
All my previous weight loss successes were tied to stress or a life crisis. I now know I can be happy and healthy. Happiness is not tied to food!

2. I can control what I eat. emoticon
Tracking my food has been the biggest help for me. I keep myself accountable everyday for what I put in my mouth. It can be a huge pain in the backside but it works!

3. I can run 5k. emoticon
Running is something I have always wanted to do. Now I can!

4. I can feel good about myself. emoticon
I see the changes in my body over the last 6 months and even though I am not perfect, I feel good about what I see.

5. I can say No! emoticon
Guess it is the same as controlling what I eat… but it’s also saying no to peer pressure. People are always offering you food, at home, and at the office. I have learned to say “No thank you”. I am not depriving myself; I just don’t want to spend my calories on a donut or a piece of cake.

6. I can stick with my weight loss plan! emoticon
I was sick before Christmas and had to take a couple weeks off from working out…Then Christmas happened. It seemed like I was never going to get back on track but I did. I managed being sick and getting through Christmas without gaining weight and without losing sight of my goals. I understand that there will always be bumps in the road I just need to deal with them and move on.

7. I can be proud of myself. emoticon
In the past, I could not take a complement… If someone said something nice about me, I would not believe them. Now… I’ve had people say wow you’ve lost a lot a weight and I can say ‘Thank you, yes I have!”. If they ask me how I tell them all about Sparkpeople!!

8. I can find the time. emoticon
It is so easy to talk yourself out of exercising. That old voice says “I don’t have time”. Now I make time, whether it’s just walking the dog or running on the treadmill…I make time.

9. I can push myself. emoticon
When I do workout I just keep thinking “If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you”. I push myself to run faster and to go further. I push myself to try harder.

10. I can do it!! emoticon
I am 5 pounds away from my goal weight and I know I can do it!!

My next big challenge will be to get through my holidays. I am going to Cuba for a week at the end of January to an all-inclusive resort. All the food and booze you can handle. I want to enjoy myself without gaining weight! Wish me luck!!

Thank you Sparkpeople!!

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