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Motivation needed

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So, I started SP on 1/5/09 and have not really lost that much weight. I am not consistent and that is my problem. I start work in two weeks and will wear the largest size ever to a new job. I hope that my embarrassment serves as a reminder that an unhealthy lifestyle will do this.

Sometimes I want to blame my 50 pound pregnancy gain on my new roundish figure, but that is not true. I found a picture of me from 2005, before I was pregnant and I was getting round around the middle then...and I wasn't even pregnant yet. So...the problem is me...only me.

I have a wonderful friend on this website who pointed out this blog to me. It is written by Cassandra_Wynn. She is an amazing person. I have copied her blog here because she mentioned things that run through my head all the time. It just hit home and now it is time to stop bad thoughts and head straight into success.

I have never been called a Diva...but I like it. emoticon Somewhere along the way, I have assumed that I would never be "sexy" again and the proof of that is wearing maternity clothes when you are NOT pregnant. So...I will be a sexy and healthy person...and soon!

Here is Cassandra's blog:

Okay, so Diva’s if you have been struggling this week then I say it’s the weekend now & you need to really focus on what plan you need to come up with for next week & stick with it! It is NOW or NEVER, or you will be here in this same place next August 2010. Do you really want to be at the same place next August still talking about “I need to lose this weight once & for all?” How about we go ahead & get this weight off now that way next year we are focusing on maintaining our weight loss & leading a healthy life!! So I know you have it in you Diva’s, no more excuses on why the scale isn’t moving b/c I know why the scale stopped moving for me. Mine was due to evening excessive snacking on different things that added up extra calories.


I would find myself looking for something to snack on before & after dinner ~ chips, cookies, and cereal, etc.! I thought it was okay to eat 3 cookies, then 20 chips & 2 bowls of cereal b/c I had just worked out for 45 minutes but I pretty much just countered my workout with eating unhealthy every night!! So I had to pin point what I was doing to sabotage my own success & had to decide was I going to stop sabotaging myself? Is there something you are doing to sabotage yourself? If you are consistent with healthy eating & lots of exercise the weight will come off!

YOU can be YOUR best MOTIVATOR or YOUR Worst SELF-DESTRUCTOR!

**DIVA TIP OF DAY**

“So decide to UPLIFT your Body with CONSISTENT Healthy Eating & Exercise!!!! SABOTING SELF+ NO CONSISTENCY= NO RESULTS!!!”


Have a Healthy, Sexy Weekend Diva's!!!


****Remember, the above blog is not mine but Cassandra_Wynn's. I cannot take credit for such genius! emoticon
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  • GR8GAMMY
    Thanks for sharing Christie. I know what you mean. I get so discouraged too having to be up & down on these steroids for my breathing. They make you eat. NO I don't want to be this weight next year either. But ya have to wonder sometimes if there is actual sabatage going on. Why are we afraid to win or is it we're afraid we'll lose and feel like failures.Sometimes it feels not worth the struggle,BUT on one day it feels Great to feel good after working out and staying within your caloric limits and you feel good about yourself and this rolls the motivation out and we are all in this together. Amen! emoticon
    4259 days ago
  • PAIGESMAMA
    I am glad Cassandra's words helped you. I read her blogs all of the times, she is always inspiring.
    4260 days ago
  • RUTHIEBEAR
    We all need motivation. I was still doing all of the right things and my scle stopped moving. I was getting discouraged. I, too, figured I would never be attractive and sexy to my hubby again. But I am not giving up the fight.
    Ruthie
    4261 days ago
  • CESAU5679
    Thanks for posting. Cass is really motivating us at the lose 10 pounds in 30 days team with her inspirational messages while we try to commit to working hard at being consistent in exercise and nutrition and, most importantly, loving ourselves.
    Good luck to you
    4261 days ago
  • LICIA4608
    I think we all needed to read that. I know I did. We all need motivation from time to time, but yeah, I definitely want to be maintaining by this time next year :) It's something to shoot for !
    4261 days ago
  • 2LABS2LOVE
    Cassandra just said what I am always thinking...so let's all be "maintaining" next year!
    4261 days ago
  • CRANBYRRE
    Take courage and stick with your plan! Remember, the next 12 months will go by anyway and you must decide today how your body will be in August, 2010!
    4261 days ago
  • RD03875
    I know you (and all of us) can do it! I did it once, gained back some and now need to lose it again.
    Lots of hugs and good luck with the new job.
    4261 days ago
  • RUMBLETIGER
    Some great thoughts there, both yours and Cassandra's. Thanks for sharing them. Next summer we'll all be hot momma's! Good luck with the new job too. Your co-workers will love seeing you move DOWN in sizes as you work there too.
    4261 days ago
  • TINYBUNCHES
    Wow! That was nice. Really hit home. Thanks! emoticon
    4261 days ago
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