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Friday, March 08, 2013

WOW! I am not sure if all my energy is coming from the new way of eating, the 10 pounds I have lost because of it or what. But the last two days, I have felt like I was floating on cloud 9.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop as it so often does.

I have about 12 minutes left at lunch. I have spent the first 40 eating and sparking, reading my friend feed and their many blogs. I have so many sparkles in me I am about to bust a seam. Fortunately my seams are a little looser this week.

I have read many blogs and posted many blogs about setting the goals, searching for the puzzle pieces, collecting the keys and finally making it to the end! THe last four years I have spent doing all these things, baby step after baby step, building up my healthy way of living and mostly maintaining my weight, stress situation are still awful but I have faith these two will become easier as I continue.

Many years ago I tried nutrisystem and was very successful at it two different times. The first time I lost 50# in 2 months, being much younger and with less physical obstacles to cure before being very active. Second time I lost 50 but didn't have the time for much else. The journey was truly get it off and get on with it.

Which is what dieting does for you, get it off and go back to life. The "back" being the most important word in that sentence.

I have dieted from the time I was 11 until I was 50 when I said NO MORE DIETS. I have spent the last 9 years trying to figure out what this stupid and wonderful body of mine needs, doesn't need and what I can live without or change to live with. For the last 4 years, my husband and I have both been through major surgeries and have had to make even more life adjustments. stop smoking, eat healthier, go to gym MORE regularly and not just use walks and house work as our exercise.

We have more or less maintained our weight, gaining the 5 or 10 pounds on special events and losing them again. About 2 months ago, I decide I was really tired of this and started a campaign with my DH to try out the Nutrisystem eating plan. He agreed and 2 weeks ago I ordered it. After 10 days, I Have lost 10 pounds, he has lost 4.

Apparently there is something about their food that this crazy old body of mine just loves more than oxygen. I cannot believe how it seems to be just sucking the fat right out of me! My trainer told me he thinks it is a good eating plan because it is low glycemic. at any rate, I think I have found the key to losing fat for me and I am so terribly elated, I can hardly focus. And yet I am so leery it will fail like so many other plans have.

My goal is that this eating plan works and I am going to figure out what it is about it that makes me lose the fat. When I lose my 50-60 pounds, I believe I already have the tools to maintain in real life, and the desire & need are in place.

I can't wait to say look it;s been a year. I lost 60 pounds and it is still off!
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Look it's 5 years, 10 years!

My point is, don't give up sparkers. Keep believing and keep searching there is a plan that will work for you, you just have to find the right pieces!!

August 2008.

Can't wait to post my picture in August 2013! I have these clothes and will keep them until I reach my goal for one last picture! THen I Will share them with someone else who needs them!

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