I joined spark people on September 25, 2011, according to the little note on my spark page. Do the math (or, um, look it up on google) and it's been two thousand six hundred and twenty-nine days between that date, and today, the 6th of December, 2018. In the first year after joining SP, I lost 20 pounds. In the past one year, I've lost 20 pounds. It's the in-between that has sucked, where I gained 50 pounds.
Now, at the beginning, those 20 pounds seemed like the easy/excess weight. I managed to shed another 10 pounds thereafter, working for it, sweating for it. The past year's 20 pound loss seemed more difficult, leaving me wondering how tough it will be to achieve those next ten pounds, and thereby get back to the weight where I started this spark journey. And if I manage that, where any further weight loss could possibly come from. I mean, I look in the mirror, and it isn't difficult, visually, to see what I could stand to reduce (whoa, big belly, bam a lam!). But there's a gulf between seeing it and doing it.
But...and this is a thought I've had, and expressed in this space before...the idea that it can be done comes from the fact that it HAS been done. I mean, I'VE DONE IT BEFORE. So why couldn't I do it again? Granted, I'm in my mid-40s now, rather than my mid-30s. And circumstances have changed from the last time I achieved such results. But those are just mere details, right? Was it over when the German bombed Pearl Harbor?
(Not least because it didn't quite happen that way, outside of Hollywood, e.g. www.youtube.com/w
The battle rages on!