Thinking about the past year
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Reflection on the past year.
I joined SP just a little over a year ago and it has been full of changes. A year ago I felt like I was losing my mind and was sure I was dying. Guess that means I was losing my mind. Had to take control of myself and my surroundings.
I lost 60 lbs. in the past year. For the past two months have been more maintaining what I have lost so far. I still have about another 50 lbs. to lose but that is okay this is journey not a race. The eating habits I have formed have stuck. Do I ever have the foods that are not good forme? Yes, yes I do have them but not as often and smaller portions of them. I am aware of what and when I eat now and that is the change that has gotten me to this point.
Last December I tried to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. That has been an an up and down situation. I have quit smoking 3 or 4 times since then and am on my 3rd day of quitting once again. Working on getting my roommate/ex-husband to join me on this. He is on his 3rd day as well right now.
Becoming more active has been up and down as well. I get going and do a little each day adding more and more as each day comes. Make it up to doing over 10,000 steps a day, working with strength training 3x a week and then poof I stop for a bit. This has become a cycle and I really need to work on making it a daily habit. I refuse to just give up so that is a step in the right direction. I will get there but this one just like quit smoking is going to take more work than changing eating habits.
In the past year I have made a lot of headway in the direction I want to go. Lost 60 lbs. smoked less cigarettes, got more active. got my divorce, getting out and being more social, house is slowly but surely getting to where I want it and my mind frame is a lot more positive than it has been in years.
I am proud of how far I have come and I am excited about what is to come in the next year.
Good luck to everyone. We Can Do It.