Thinking about all my adventures
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Good morning Sparklers! This morning was another early one since Prednisone keeps my mind active long after my body wishes it wasn't. I have been incredibly productive during this time. I built a new blog for one of my favorite endeavours, balanced my checkbook, cleaned a second room and started to analyze this Spark journey as compared to my others.
This is not my first journey down the Spark Road. If you look around my page, you will see I have come and gone, lost and gained weight a few times. I tried all the other "pay for" websites, but in the end - they just don't really compare. I get more here, better quality than I ever got on all that long lost money paid out. No - this isn't a "plug" for Sparkpeople, but rather a tribute to all of you!
The folks that I have known on Spark have been the best. For me, I thought I could do it all alone. Never tried Weight Watchers, TOPS or Curves because I felt that I could do better holding myself accountable to me. If I couldn't do it - then no amount of support would help. If I didn't "want" it, I would never lose the weight. The problem is - why wouldn't I want to lose weight? Why wouldn't I want to improve my health? I did - but I always would get discouraged, and quit and resign myself that I am just a "big" girl.
This time (mind you, I am still a fledgling - only approaching 3 consistent months of logging in daily) I have reached out to my fellow Sparklers for help, guidance and motivation. It appears to be making a difference. I am developing good habits and sticking with them. I am packing my lunch - eating what I pack and no more. I don't expect to be perfect EVERY DAY this time and I certainly haven't been. I am trying to allow moderation in my life - but it is dangerous with un-healthy food. I need to remember I am an "addict" and will fall back in with bad habits if I over indulge.
This journey, the difference is my Sparkfriends. They are there with me even when they don't know it. I enjoy sending them encouragement and receiving it too! I have never met a single one face to face, but they have all become good friends and I think of them, and worry for them, and want them to achieve their dreams.
Today is for you fellow Sparklers! Thank you for making such a difference in my journey this time! Here's to getting to know more of you!