Me with Bad Leroy Brown
One step at a time
CAT-IN-CJ is a SparkPeople Motivator!
We're switching internet providers and will be without internet for several months (maybe August, probably September). I live way out in the woods and don't have public wi-fi nearby so I'll be checking in on the SparkPeople app on a very limited basis.
With or without internet. . . .I'm sticking with my plan:
No more DIE-IT for me!!! This is my LIVE-IT plan!
I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.
Like so many other SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where where I wanted to be....
I maintained that original loss for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits were right there to take me back into that vicious circle where I had been all my life . . .
The scale went up and down, down and up, again. One step forward, two steps back. . . but rather than inching down, the scale kept inching back up . . . and so did my waist, and hips, and . . .
And then it happened --- I was busting my all-time high weight record. . . . and sailed right on by it. . . . on my way to a NEW all-time high.
Besides the horror of setting a new, all-time-high-weight record, what was even worse that that, I had failed myself again.
It took me a while to get the courage to try again. But on December 26, 2015, I'd had it with myself. I was sick of myself and all the excuses. It was time to just do it.
While the number on the scale does not define me, it is a good indicator to my all-over health . . . and I knew that the risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc. . . . was just waiting to bite me.
I have already proven that I can lose the pounds . . . I just haven't been able to keep them off.
If I want a to have a healthy life, I have to start living it.
The fact is, there are no quick, easy fixes.
If I want it, I have to work for it.
I have to move, if I want to keep moving.
I have to eat healthy if I want to be healthy.
So, I have determined that at this point in my life, I can do it if I really want to.
I have also determined that I don't want another 'bandaid' . . . I want to make good choices, and I want to keep on making good choices.
I don't want to start something that I am not prepared to continue for the rest of my life. One day at a time. This is a life-style change. A 'forever' program.
For example, if I thought I had to give up eating chocolate or peanut butter, I already know I would be setting myself up to fail.
I am learning how to incorporate the things I like into my 'forever' program. Definitely not to the regularity and magnitude that I used to consume them . . . but in some form or fashion that will not cause me to suffer withdrawals and send me into a feeding frenzy.
So, since that disgusting weigh-in on December 26, I am now 10 pounds down . . . back to where I started when I 'started over' the last time.
Time will tell if I want it badly enough. . . . but way down in my heart of hearts, I know I can do it.
One good decision at a time.
I've made it half way . . . I can do this!
My Dr said "You're doing good . . . you can kick it up a notch."
Remember that I am doing this for me.
I want to be the best that I can be.
I want to have quality of life as well as quantity of life.
Stick with the good program.
Track my food . . . if it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.
Minimum, 6,000 steps per day.
I love living in the beautiful forested Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.
Married to my best friend. Still newlyweds after 7 years. We do everything together. God definitely saved the best for last.
I'm mom to a 10 year old, 6 pound Yorkie named Bad Leroy Brown.
I love making jewelry, especially copper and am learning metalsmithing, etching, wire working, etc.
I love artsy/craftsy stuff; to read; take walks & hikes.
I love music; and I really love to ride those tight twisty roads on Lil Red, my Can Am Spyder.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!' "
"It's never to late to live happily ever after."
The best is yet to come!
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