Update 8/5/13 The last 10 months I have been doing things half-way. Either my nutrition is good or my exercise is good. That's not working to get the 15 lbs I gained over the last 10 months back off. I've done a lot of soul searching and my goal for the rest of 2013 is to get those pesky 15 lbs back off and start 2014 on the way to losing more... I am one of those many emotional eaters - and drinkers LOL - I love a glass of wine at the end of a terrible day. However, the ...
Update 8/5/13 The last 10 months I have been doing things half-way. Either my nutrition is good or my exercise is good. That's not working to get the 15 lbs I gained over the last 10 months back off. I've done a lot of soul searching and my goal for the rest of 2013 is to get those pesky 15 lbs back off and start 2014 on the way to losing more... I am one of those many emotional eaters - and drinkers LOL - I love a glass of wine at the end of a terrible day. However, the wine turns into grazing for me! This weekend will be a turning point - some very heavy emotional eating triggers will be over with. I look forward to updating my page in Sept with many positive results.
Updated 1/6/2013 Hi all -- I've been on SP since Feb 2012 and this is the first program that I haven't felt like a failure, even when my weight loss hasn't been consistent. Life stuff got in the way of my progress for the last 5 months, but I truly feel with SP support that I am still in the game! I've refocused my goals. I've broken them down to challenges by quarter and I am starting a few streaks. More to come... WE can do anything we put our hearts and minds to!
I started this journey 2/20/12. It's been a 1 day at a time journey and Sparkpeople have been there every one of them. I don't think I would be this successful without them. Looking forward to the end of month 3 with excitement! 2 month accomplishments. 15 lbs gone forever 2 inches gone forever Went from NO exercise to surviving a 20 minute mile walking pace and 4 miles. When I started I could barely make it 1 miles in an hour. My knee osteoarthritis is still giving me pain but not nearly as many bad days. On to month #3... Month #3: Successful. Lost a total of 5 lbs and 6.5 inches. I'd certainly like more in the weight -- at least 10 lbs per month but very pleased with the inches lost. I will be adding more cardio every week and starting my strength training in the morning for month 4... Here's to another "lighter" month. Month #4: Slow and steady wins the race - right! 5 lbs and 3 inches smaller. Doing strength training in the mornings and walking in the evenings. Still struggling to reduce my walking pace. But not going to let it beat me! On to month 5.
"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible..... It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice. Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time. Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!" -Lysa TerKeurst
Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort! Hugs, Pixie
“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it. Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing. People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful." -Michael Josephson
Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort! Hugs, Pixie
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks. We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects. One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.” -Jillian Michaels
"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life." -Tom Venuto
Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Do It Afraid." I hope your September has been going great!
"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself. It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable. It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things." ~Jo Coudert
I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are! Hugs, Pixie
"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life. Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now." -Robert White