Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I was thinking we want the weight off fast and sometimes I hear of people who have lost twice the weight I have in half the time and feel jealous...booo hooo why can't I do that. Now I'm thinking differently. Losing so slowly has caused me to learn how to have a healthy lifestyle for life, rather than a diet for a few months. I've realized that its not all or nothing. In the past had I had a derailment like I have this week with sickness. I'd have had a real hard time starting again...I'd have been so discouraged. Now its different I know that life is gonna happen, and exercise and eating right over time has become the norm just like brushing your teeth. This time I'm not worried I know I'll be back exercising as quick as I can, and I'm not totally upset about a seemingly wasted week...because I know its just part of life and you go on and everything balances out in the end.
Its nice to feel like I have stepped off the diet rollercoaster and into a healthy lifestyle. Spark always talks about a heatlthy lifestyle, but what we were doing here seemed just a healthy way of dieting, now I see little by little over much time healthy eating, and fitness has become a part of my normal being. So Yeah...I really feel I am not on a diet, I'm just living healthy. I may not get to my desired destination as fast as I would like, but the lessons I'm learning are priceless and will help me to keep the weight off once its off.
So thats real progress and I'm celebrating that today