What really works?
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Today as I sit here and listen to the rain, I'm thinking I have two choices, I can go back to bed and hide from the rain or I can get moving and not let it be a negative. That is how our lives are. WE are in control of every choice. I don't always want to admit to that. I don't want to be at fault for all my bad choices but God did give us free will so therefore, I am at fault.
Some of you know that I have had cancer, not once but twice. Twice I have beat that devil. It has not been an easy task by no means. But I am here writing to you. The hardest part now are the residual side effects. They are not all bad once you learn to accept them. My big one is I cannot eat after 6:30 pm. This controls my so much. If I am going anywhere I have to do it early or I get to go and watch others eat. I can tell you that at eleven pm I am so hungry, my stomach even growls. So you ask, why not eat. I'll tell you why. If I eat there is a very good chance that I will wake up to being violently sick! This can last for an hour or 24 hours. The acid in my stomach will get even into my sinuses and it is called acid for a reason. Oh the pain that is involved is horrendous. The next day I am totally wiped out and all I can do is sit in my chair and rest. So you see how I can embrace that growling belly. What I do though, is I think of what I am going to eat as soon as I wake up. Last night I settled on eating a Magnum ice cream for breakfast. It is a lot of calories! But they are the best. I don't deprive myself of anything, I just plan for it. I don't have cheat days, I plan for what it is I want to eat. So If I am going to eat that ice cream, I put it into my calories eaten and know that I am going to have to eat less in other areas. I chose to do this so I don't have to binge cause I miss what I can't have. Another choice. OK, I have to let you know that I didn't have the ice cream for breakfast this time. I am going to have Greek yogurt and blueberries. But I will have that ice cream at sometime, someday.
I read where others have tried other apps or programs to lose weight. Again another choice. Sad to say I know few people that have had success with those programs. I feel for Oprah, she is struggling and they made her the spokes person. It is for ever. You have to chose to do what you are going to do forever. Sparks tells you that from the start. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet.
I guess that is all I wanted to share today. I hope that this helps someone out there. That is why it is important to do the social piece of Sparks. We need the help and we are the helpers. Wow what a great concept. When I started this I only did what was for me. Once I joined in on the social part, my weight started coming off. Since you have read this far I will share with you that I have still kept off 157 pounds. It really does work. Spark on my friends.