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And a 1000 days on...

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Besides committing to be more active this late-summer/fall, I'm trying to blog more. I have something pretty cool to blog today: 1000 days logging into Spark People, which means 1000 days working the program.

I have to admit, not every day has been perfect; not every season has been great. But I've tried and remained mindful of my food intake and activity through it all. What happened on November 29, 2015 to start me on this journey? Actually, I don't know. I'm not sure it was anything other than being horrifically tired of being where I was physically. I just wanted to be healthier, see if I could lose some weight.

Even without remembering exactly what it was, I know that I probably didn't start into things very hopeful. I mean...for all the years of my life (okay, 45 if you must know) nothing had worked. Nothing had stuck. I'd lost and regained and regained more. But something that day got me started. And it has stuck.

There have been times in the past almost three years that I've bounced up and down the same three pounds for months. Six months. Same three pounds. And never during that time did I think, "the heck with this, I'm not doing this anymore. I'm done. Hand me a Big Mac and shake. Stat."

I'm not a superhero. Not even close. The thing is, the thing that stuck with me was:


Translation: I'll never reach my goal if I quit. I guess that's it. That sank in with me. I had to decide to do it. Commit to do it. Then succeed. I’m still working on the last one, but unlike 1000 days ago, I know I'll make it.
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