A friend of mine went through the fires of Hades this past year with a personal situation. Watching her soul tortured through a shocking family illness, a family ripped apart and the huge plot twist that brought her to a higher level of joy and faithfulness taught me several things.
Most pertinent to Sparking is that I learned I must submit.
1. Submit to the truth that my body is of my doing and it's floppy flabbiness is me.
2. Submit that my thyroid is useless and I can only optimize it.
3. Submit that my interest and attempts at Fad diets prove they don't work.
4. Submit to the illusion that getting to goal weight means you can go back to eating crap.
5. Submit that my excuses aren't valid. Any excuse (lack of time, energy, thyroid, age, perimenopause, my period, etc) is never going to make me thinner. Often it's the reason I am fat (perimenopause, thyroid and my period
6. Submit in understanding that fudging on your food table or forgetting to entry is not going to mean success unless you are lucky.
7. Submit that I personally need to weigh daily, measure weekly, and record every meal
8. Submit that there is no magic cure to weight loss but time, good food, correct calorie counting, and exercise is the only key. Eat less, exercise more.
Other things I learned
1. Stuff is nothing, love is everything.
2. Life is NEVER secure. The truth is sometimes impossible to see. If you keep running into a brick wall, you're going in the wrong direction. In other words, if you keep hitting the brick wall, you are wrong. Quite pertinent to my weight loss!
3. After saying #3 there is some real evil and some people are really horrible. Even when they try to ruin your life for their gain, you have to remember there is GOOD. Surround yourself with the positive in thought, word, and deed!