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Is that really me?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Think about it. As you run across this article. Think about your weight loss journey, wherever you are. Is that really me? Is that really you? Yes! Emphatically, it is. You and I are making this thing happen. You, and I are losing weight, getting stronger, getting leaner, getting more flexible, able, mobile, day by day, moment by moment. Even if all you are doing is walking to the mailbox when you didn't do that before, you are making it happen. It happens when you say "NO" to the doughnuts offered at the office, and when you push away your plate, and don't reach for seconds. It happens when you get on that recumbent bike and pedal a mile, then another, and another just because you can.
Yes, it really is me. Again. I am losing weight, pounds, inches, and gaining confidence, ability, strength, flexibility, mobility. I am slowly gaining better pain management, better sleep, and self control that motivates me to say no in the middle of the night when pain usually is yelling at me looking for food to appease, to comfort. I am making small compromises that won't break the bank, like simply getting a small glass of milk so that the calcium can ease my ache, and tell my cravings to shut up.
It really is me, back here again, losing the weight I had regained, making it go away again, but THIS time - for good.
Yep. That's me in leggings, going out the door, with my hubby grinning at the view, as I trot across the street to get the mail, so I can get my steps in for the day.
And one of these days I will push my daily limit from 5000 steps to 6000 steps, but for now this will do. Because this really is me.

Getting healthy is my job. One day at a time, one step at a time.
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  • JILLIAN48
    Yes, it really is us making the decision to find ourselves again, to put ourselves first, to remind ourselves that we are worth it! Slowly and steadily we will do this and each step along the way is worth celebrating. We have planted seeds and now we are watching ourselves grow into beautiful trees and flowers emoticon
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    276 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Love the leggings. Yes, we are taking charge of our lives. I saw my dr today and down officially 7.5 lbs in the last 4 mo. Not huge and I wish it was more but knowing I didn't deal well with the stress of Irma and ate things I should not have I am happy I didn't gain. Labs were all good so I am a happy camper today.
    277 days ago
  • TOPS-TORTOISE
    That's awesome. Little changes add up to big results. Sounds like you're doing great.
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