This holiday season, I let my guard down, relaxed quite a bit, and I showed a significant gain for the FIRST TIME since joining Spark! I gained 14 lbs! It takes me, at age 53 and with PCOS syndrome, an incredible effort to lose mere ounces in one week of perfect eating and vigorous exercise
........... so HOW can I gain THAT MUCH in only 3-4 weeks? I wasn't binging!?
Oh Well, the past is past... and I may have a fresh start any moment I choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down but the staying down! So, Sunday, January 4th, I jumped back up and passionately focused on my healthy lifestyle again.
*** I am very pleased to report a 4 lb loss since last Sunday by journaling my food again and exercising consistently and aggressively.*** For those of you who hold me accountable, my charts for exercising and weigh-ins are posted directly on my SparkPage and my food journals are made public for the entire world to see. I WILL SEE VICTORY IN 2009!!!
Since I joined Spark People and started my weight-loss journey, I have lost 57 lbs & 31.5 inches... slow and steady but continual. AND-- BEST OF ALL-- I had new blood-work taken in December 2008 and am NORMAL! I am NO LONGER PRE-DIABETIC!!!
Historically, I have put myself on "diets" and moaned, groaned and complained to being deprived... I had DIET RAGE! This time it is different. My positive attitude is what is different for me. ELIMINATING EXCUSES is my mantra... Only positive thoughts and motivational attitudes...it’s the elusive key to weight-loss success and a happy life!
Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there. WE ARE STRONG! WE CAN DO THIS!!!
God Bless!!! I pray for you, my dear friend, that your 2009 is exceedingly more wonderful than you ever dreamed it could be!
For those of you who subscribe to my blogs, I promise to be motivational and REAL -- TOGETHER we will see VICTORY in 2009!!!