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just sayin' ... did I change my mind???

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Just got off the phone with BFF. We have been friends for 30+ years. We met when our boys were in kindergarten and they become friends ... and we became friends. She knows everything about me ... and loves me any way.

This was part of our conversation:

You had water retention ... and cried for a week. Panicked that you would gain allllll the weight back. Had nightmares that you'd be bigger than ever and stuck in a body that hates you and you hate back.

Yep.

You gained 14 pounds ... in 7ish weeks over eating coz you were frustrated, tired and/or not feeling well coz of the water retention and migraines that went along with it.

Yep.

There's no tears, no panic, no crazy talk, no ripping your hair out, no talk of jumping off a tall building, no whoa-is-me ... are ya sick???

Nope ... I think I have experienced ... a change of mind!!!!

I was very upset with myself when my body forsaken me and I gained water weight due to the unfamiliar humidity and heat.

But for some reason I am not panicked because I gained weight due ... to my actions. My ol' behaviors came back. It was like watching a s-l-o-w playing movie of myself. I was very aware ... and made conscience decisions.

What I did right:

I continued to walk in the blooming humidity and some days in the rain.
I refused to buy foods that I know are triggers.
I continued to eat vegetables.
I continued to drink clear water.
I talked to myself ... positively.
Out of the 3 months on the road ... I did good by me more times than not.
I was on track for over 6 months with food and exercise.
I did not give up.

When we travel ... free WiFi is just that ... free IF you can get it. So it took me awhile to catch up on the going ons at Spark. I loved ADARKARA's blog Tough Love which was Voted Featured blog ...it spoke to me in volumes.

A reality check is what started many of us on the journey to healthy. We asked ourselves hard questions, did diet and exercise research and made promises to ourselves and sometimes made promises to others.

Change your mind ... and the rest will follow. I'm changing mine.

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  • DSJB9999
    Great thinking, I need to organise myself!! emoticon
    1211 days ago
  • BEBARB149
    Wonderful!
    1212 days ago
  • LIVINTODAY
    emoticon Attitude, Cat. You are right where you should be, understanding yourself and your eating patterns; working with the ups and downs of life and travel, and now back on track! Hope it was a wonderful trip in spite of the heat and humidity. We are experiencing that too and we're hoping the weather breaks before our August vacation.

    Thanks for the blog....it is going to help me prepare for the issues you faced! emoticon
    1212 days ago
  • LIZZIE138
    I'm working on the mind thing.. The only way it will change is to keep working on it. Thanks for the enlightening post. emoticon
    1212 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Yeah. Taking myself to the hospital and having them scrammble and announce a "team alert" on my behalf was quite the wake up call. Got my attention. Changed my ways. Biggest thing for me has been learning to say, "No."
    1212 days ago
  • RUTH4141
    Wow. That's a fantastic attitude. Mind if I borrow it? Am talking to myself as I write.
    1212 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    Keep on keeping on.
    1212 days ago
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