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60 days and counting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I’ve been active on Spark for 60 days according to my stat. 60 days where I ditched a lot of inflammatory food, that I left added-sugar behind and that cravings are slowly disappearing from my life. It's not my first long stretch but it's the one that's been the hardest.

I really thought this was an impossible task, something I couldn’t achieve. Boy, was I wrong! It hasn’t been a ride in the park, there were days I wanted to quit and just go back to my old habits but I pushed through and now, that’s something I can be proud of. And I am.

I tackled the task one day at a time. Staying focus and keeping in mind the grand prize when time got hard. One day, one baby step at a time - this is how you implement lifestyle changes, slowly but steadily.

There’s a lot of challenges on the path I’ve chosen but that’s the keyword, I chose it. I chose this hard but highly rewarding lifestyle. And so did most of the people I befriended on Sparkpeople.

I’ve asked myself countless times how to make it happen. I have been on this journey for years - I started this health journey back in 2013 and I am 70% done. There were so many days where I didn’t feel like pursuing this healthy lifestyle… so many! And there were also countless days where I knew I was making it happen, staying on track, seriously kicking some b*tts & making the best available choices.

It’s easy to lose sight of the big pictures when you go through a rough patch but don’t give up - going through rough patches successfully is what makes you stronger. Those difficult times are part of every journey, whatever the sort and it’s how and what your learn from those days that makes you more capable to overcome obstacles. It’s through experience that we grow.

So those 60 days are a big milestone for me, even after years of being on this journey, every success deserve to be celebrated with joy! I am learning everyday how to make better choices, how to implement it and how to make them stick.

So to us, to you, to me.

Thanks for being part of this journey with me, for your input, your kind words and sometimes, the much-needed tough-love.
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  • BJAEGER307
    Absolutely great Isabelle. I am so happy and proud of you! You kept to your plan, no matter how you didn't want to. For this goes to show you how you are a very strong person with determination. You now are feeling and reaping the rewards of your hard work. A healthier life. You have learned so much it makes your head spin.

    Continue on as this will be your lifestyle. There will come a time you will not even think about this, it will not consume you, it just will be. You won't have make decisions or even think about this, it just will be second nature to you.

    Again, I am happy you have found what works for you and that you are doing so well! emoticon
    1270 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    A wise woman once told me that the only way to fail, is to quit. You're no quitter, and you are going to get to your goal, just as you say, one day, one step at a time. Yeah you! Susan

    1272 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    emoticon emoticon This is soo exciting! feeling better just makes you more willing to keep living healthier. I have moments when I want to just throw the towel in, but I don't want to live with the constant headaches, skin rashes, and just overall feeling of BLOAT emoticon Being on Whole30 changed the way I look at food. Food is not the enemy. Its a Metabolic Dysfunction that I need to understand and work towards finding ways to heal.. Easier said then done.. Your doing it!!!! It gives me Hope to Stay on this path of Clean Eating.. I just feel better~.. Cheer's to all your Success emoticon
    1272 days ago
    Great blog and I agree you should be happy with all the changes in the right direction! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD16401498
    Such a beautiful blog! You ARE amazing and I am glad you are proud of yourself. I thank you for your example and enthusiasm. They have kept me going through my own struggles with the knee surgery. emoticon AND emoticon emoticon
    1272 days ago
    Congrads. You pushed through and you can see your rewards💫
    1272 days ago
    Congratulations.. you have earned every step you have taken. They are not easy steps but together we can get through..
    1272 days ago
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