Thank you for your nice note! I think reading THE SPARK again is a good idea! I think I will do that, too! I need to be reminded of such simple things ... like changing a SMALL thing and persisting .... Thanks for the reminder.
Something that has helped me (SOME days ... I hope their number will increase! I am just getting started again.) is to spend 10 minutes in the morning thinking positively about what I am doing for my body and my health. I say things such as, "God gave me the power of choice. CHOICE IS POWER. I have the power to choose healthy foods / to exercise / to say NO to 2nd helpings, etc." When I am on the treadmill, I say such things as, "I am lowering my blood pressure and reducing my bp medicine; I am lowering my cholesterol and getting off my statin; I am increasing the strength of my cardiovascular system; I am gaining energy, etc., etc.!" I have told myself wrong things for 76 years, and it is hard to change my thinking, but I believe the key to everything starts in my mind!
Yes! I hope I can encourage you as you encourage me!
I am going to get my Kindle and start reading THE SPARK again! :)
Hi! I'm just stopping by to thank you for all the LIKES you have given my feed! I'm sure you LIKE all of your SP friends' feeds, but still you have encouraged me. I have been away from SP for several months ... almost a year ... and am just coming back. I think it is probably too late to join the Daisies in the 5% challenge, but I may do it next time. Are you still on the team?
I read a few of your blogs. You have achieved amazing things! That is exciting and encouraging! I'm sorry for your loneliness and challenges to maintain your new lifestyle. I do not have your excuses (reasons!) but I do have the same weaknesses! I get so frustrated with myself and am still wondering why I sabotage my efforts! I ate enough the past two days for three people each day! Today I have done great, but I live in fear of losing control!
I frankly wonder if I am afraid to reach my goal because maintaining it will mean not ever eating again! (It seems that to lose weight I have to eat practically nothing!) I have also learned that sleep deprivation is my ENEMY! When I am tired I am a bottomless pit!
Have you come to any insights that you can share with me? I'm open to them!
I hope you have made some friends by now. Just one really good friend is one of life's greatest blessings!
I hope to see that you have gotten back on track and are losing again. You blogs sound very mature and self-disciplined!