Sunday, January 11, 2009

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!
=0) Camille
For those of you who subscribe to my blogs, I promise to be motivational and REAL -- TOGETHER we will see VICTORY in 2009!!!
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    I'm so proud for you, Camille! So much success. The holiday weight gain will go away quickly, because it came on quickly - no worries. It's always great to see that positive attitude of yours at work! --Marsha
    4533 days ago
  • no profile photo MOMMA_GRIZZ
    What an inspirational post - thank you for sharing! That's excellent (not being pre-diabetic anymore) - Kudos to you! Good journey and good health to you!
    4534 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    You don't have to promise, Camille - you already ARE motivational! :) This is just a slight detour, and is a part of life. You'll do it, I know ... especially that BLC-9 is just about to start, and there's no way your little Ninja self will let you take that lying down! :)


    4537 days ago
    whewww.... i echo jennifer's comment! how can one not keep motivated on being on track with such high power energy statements! and i plan to be right alongside you for 2009! so keep on sparking! -- mica
    4538 days ago
    The only thing stopping you, is you. That is my new saying in 2009. I am going to do a lot better job. Last year I lost and gained and lost again. I am going to shine in 2009 and know we all will. We just have to get going and keep going and never give up. I make 3 goals a month. I call it my pick 3. Jan: I pick one food goal, 1 excercise goal and one weight loss goal. They are small but doable. Each one I make, I feel more empowered.
    #1- no eating after 7(food goal)
    #2- walk each day, even if for only 5 min. (exercise goal)
    #3- lose 7 pounds by Jan 31 ( weight goal)
    Each month I will change them.
    Good luck on your weight loss. You have done an awesome job. Pam
    4538 days ago
    Phew! "...motivational and REAL..."! You BRAVE WOMAN! :)

    I hope to do the same! emoticon
    4538 days ago
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