You Can Go Home Again
Friday, March 29, 2019
"You Cant Go Home Again" said Thomas Wolfe. Not necessarily true with SP. Home is there, when one needs it. I am one of those people now, recognizing the need for the home. I chose not to join the last 5% challenge. Thought I could do it myself. Turned out not to be true, as I look back in retrospect (and looked at the scale)
Last year when I was on chemo I lost considerable weight. My Oncologist encouraged me to simply eat whatever I felt like consuming. He just wanted me to get some calories in. I followed his advice. So I was finished with treatment, and forgot the part that my pushing calories was only supposed to be while in treatment. Now that treatment has been over for 7 months and I found myself returning to my pre cancer weight, (which was too much by the way). A voice in my head reminded me that is is time to stop consuming the calories now. Duh. Git a grip , Bill, and begin to focus on the behaviors that will keep me healthy, said the voice.
So about a month ago I began to change for the better, once again. I am back out biking, walking, hiking the nearby trails and doing some yoga stretches most every night. Food choices have improved too. But I know myself. I will not keep it up with out the extremely important sense of community. A supportive group of like minded folks with whom I can share in part of the positive energy and movement forward. Hence..... SP, and a challenge community.
Because of the group, one person can be awesome.
Now on to the 5% challenge.