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Sunday, December 02, 2018

Spark Day 2: Today's lesson: Why Do You Want to be Healthy

Answer: It's time to take the "issue" of weight off of my shoulders. I want to check the stress of needing to lose weight off of my life list. I have just a small way to go to achieve my ideal weight but there are big steps to get there.

What I've learned: It makes me happy to do something - just for me.
It may not be perfect.
I'm certainly not perfect.
Life doesn't have to be perfect.
Celebrations can still be had along the way.
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    It's interesting that you feel reaching your weight goal will take that stress off your shoulders. i personally feel that losing and maintaining ideal weight is a life long struggle. There is never a point where i could ever sit back and sigh with satisfaction.
    I'm so impressed that you have stuck it out for years now. You are almost at goal weight. I just can't imagine how that feels. Speaking from a vantage point of gaining about 40 pounds in a year, i applaud your success.
    It's such a head game. I knew i was on a slippery slope but i just couldn't face it. I just couldn't stop myself from sliding this far backwards. I can't believe i'm this heavy.
    That said, i decided a week ago,it was time. I didn't feel like doing it. I didn't feel ready. I decided to just get into it despite i didn't have anything in place. Today i have lost 6.4 pounds in a week. That's encouraging but i know that it's just a start. I won't expect to lose even 2 pounds a week. i wish i could but in the past, despite my best efforts, it doesn't happen. I accept that and i will push forward. One day at a time, one ounce at a time.
    I need to figure out how i let myself go so far before i decide to take action. Why? This is important in living daily with myself, whether i'm heavy or thinner. I need to figure out why i decide at some point that i'm not worth feeling healthy and happy.
    Your right, it doesn't have to be perfect. So wise. My visions of perfect have changed dramatically with the years. Now i want to be healthy, I want to feel better, less pain with more capacity. With just a bit of effort I already feel better.
    I'm so proud of you. Stay present. Keep on top of your weight. You will never arrive to the point of relaxing about your weight. You will however have more options with your food intake when your goal weight has been reached. Maintenance is another journey. Enjoy.
    854 days ago
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