Time to have an over-view.
Sunday, October 09, 2016
On Friday my daughter would have been 38. That combined with the passing of an old friend on Monday has made me feel very low this week so I have decided to look back at my achievement on Sparks to lift my spirits.
I gave myself the goal of reaching 136 pounds. I should have reached it in 2014 but that was always optimistic anyway. I have see-sawed over the years, losing then putting it back on over and over again. When I started this again, after another ride on the see-saw, I wanted to make this for me, for my health and well-being.
When I looked at my weight loss chart for the past year it has been very 'up and down' so I took it back to 2012. Just before I restarted this journey. I realised I was almost halfway to my goal. It has taken double the time I estimated to reach this level but looking at this chart and seeing the definite downwards trend has helped my self esteem no end.
The conclusion I reached was that is has taken a lifetime, over 60 years to get to my start weight and if I have managed to get halfway (almost) in 4years then perhaps I'm doing much better than I thought.
Lesson being, even when we think we are failing, we are still taking tiny steps to a goal, and, more importantly, succeeding.