It was never about losing weight wasit?

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I feel rejuvenated from my SP break. I have learnt some stuff too

1. This journey was never about losing weight!

My dad jogs for a hour days per week. he just drive out and drives back in sweaty and smelly. i went with him a few times when I was younger but never got into running around a field. But he does it. He has never entered a 5k marathon etc,he does it and he told me this week he eats veggies every night before he does to bed. He never stopped after he lost a bit f eight and he never stopped after maintaining he weight for years.

Then it occurred to me....I will be doing this the rest of my life, not just till I lose the weight! So this journey cannot be about losing the weight. Weight loss is an added bonus to it all.

So now with my new discovery, I will set my goals cause they will make me a healthy old person, who can swim for a hour non-stop instead of being hooked up to machines.

2. Baby steps are really small

I have gone back to my food issue and have made the following goals, which I stuck with more all but one day on my break' even on Saturday...my eating habits usually get thrown out the window on Saturdays
--eat one fruit for breakfast
-eat two fruit/veggie for lunch
-eat one veggie for dinner

Now that is still less than the required 5 servings but I find that when broken down like this I stick to it instead of one big goal of 5 servings per day. I decided to leave the snack part out because I do eat them for snack and that as never my issue and if I don't for one day that is cool too.

Two very important lessons to help me on my life long journey and on the ay I will be ticking off items on my bucket list1
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    Great blog and just what I needed to remind myself since I have been away from Spark for a few weeks. It has to be about the healthy and feeling good, not about the losing weight. That is what will help us know this is a lifestyle change.
    2856 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I love how you've done that
    2879 days ago
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    You are so right! This is a lifestyle choice for the rest of your life not a diet! You have to do what you find that you can maintain for the long haul. Asd long as you include eating healthy foods most of the time and exercise daily even if for only 10 minutes it is something. Find an exercise you will enjoy not one because someone else you know does it or says you should try it. you have to find what will work for you. this is your life so you have to live it for you!

    Take care and have an awesome week emoticon emoticon I know you can!!!

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    2881 days ago
    Those sound like great goals! emoticon
    2881 days ago
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    You are so right, it is about getting healthy, but I sure LOVE losing weight as an added bonus!

    You are doing wonderful Dar!

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    2882 days ago
    I am going to borrow you sentence
    This journey was never about losing weight!
    its something i need to keep reminding my self when the scales goes up and down!
    I will ask my self how much better i feel can i walk longer with out having to stop ?
    how are my meals going or did i toss the plan out the window?
    Baby steps are really small is another good one all to often we have these hug plans and then get down on our selves wen we don't reach them. thinking about this sentence reminded of a game we played as kids.Mother May I thanks for the memory and the reminder we can win the game with baby steps. keep us up dated on how things are going. I even found some ideas to see if we can get our team going if its O Kay. when i get written on paper i will ask you first
    have a great week on the spark trail.

    Every day is a new chance to take steps towards reaching our goals! Keep doing your best, and never give up. Always remember that you are worth the effort

    2882 days ago
    Its great that you have figured out what the healthy habits are about......By reading this I am learning a few things about "life" as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts...they really hit home this morning as I am having some changing thoughts about growing older.At 43 years old I'm still young enough to make the changes needed to grow old.Wishing you much success and motivation!
    2882 days ago
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