Chipping at the Brick Wall
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
One of my spark friends has encouraged me to blog more than once every two weeks. So today I wrote this to two of my very good friends and I thought I would share here too.
I keep saying how much I gained back last year....but I haven't given myself kudos that I did not gain back all of the weight I lost in 2010. In fact I lost and maintained 8 lbs. You know Instead of saying how much I regained in 2010 I need to be proud of the 8 lbs.:) I been looking at the glass half empty...I have been missing the fact that the glass is actually fuller than I realized.
And in 2011??...I've already passed that up...13 lbs. gone...and I still have 10 1/2 months to go.
I just feel empowered today. I was watching a inspirational video on you tube this morning.The speaker Randy Pausch was saying how we come to brick walls, which sometimes completely stop some people in their tracks. The video I watched Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams can be found on you tube at:
For all of us here at spark people who come to those brick walls. If we just keep at it...the brick walls will come down. Randy Pauch said "The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something." For me I have been chipping at this wall for 32 years. I put the walls up when I was sexually abused as a child. I have been chipping at the wall since becoming an adult. It isn't only calories in and calories out but also learning to truly love me, to love my sexuality, to allow myself to be happy.That is why I feel so obsessive about it...and empowered to know Spark People is giving me the tools to chip away.
This photo is of someone chipping at the berlin wall.
I absolutely know that developing a positive self image/losing weight can no way be compared to the magnitude of the Berlin wall coming down. But I love this photo. It is a reminder of what CAN be done.
so Today I say KUDOS for me for maintaining a 8 lb loss in 2010. I'm not looking back at what I regained again. I did better than I did wrong. So YIPEEEEE MEEEEE!
We can do this Spark Friends. We CAN.. I know many of you are maintaining and KUDOS!!! AND Thank YOU for inspiring me. For those of you who are still chipping at that wall and are not yet maintaining. WE CAN DO IT!!!!