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Finally! Really, I mean it :-)

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - not sure what happened, but that is the day a switch flipped in me and I got back on plan. I had weighed in the previous saturday. I just started tracking my food that morning. It wasn't planned, I was already at work, drinking my coffee, listening to a recording of a session I had last year with a psychic, yes, a psychic. She is really good, I listen to it at least once a month, I get something different from it every time. She was talking about my health, etc and that was the moment, I just started tracking. I have had a loss every week since then.

I am a lifetime member of WW, reached my goal over 30 years ago, had been going consistently (mostly) for the last 12 years. Previously, I lost over 50 lbs in 2007. Maintained for about a year, then slowly gained most of it back. I have tried (half-heartedly) over the years, but really struggled. I was unhappy in my relationship, family issues, etc etc. BUT, I still kept going to meetings. Would weigh in once a month and just sat there, knowing I was doing nothing, but felt it was better than not going at all - could only imagine how much I would have gained if I had completely stopped. And I made some really good friends and they were my support system, never judged me and inspired me as well.

So, since the end of June, I have tracked every single day, can't remember the last time I did that - probably over 12 years ago,when I last was successful. I have been walking and started doing yoga about 6 weeks ago, I go 3 days a week. This is a huge deal for me, I had tried yoga in the past, but never stuck with it. Now, I love it! What a difference in how I feel - gaining muscle and strength - I am so excited to see how much better I will be in 6 months.

I have been training for a big hike at the end of October. Actually, we have been trying to doing it for the last 3 years, but I always had excuses, mainly because I was in no physical condition to do it, now I am!!! It is one of the hardest trails in our Sandia Mountains. And for once, I feel confident to do it - it will be hard, but so worth it.

I am down 26 lbs, heading to wonderland and so excited! I am feeling great, have learned so many things about myself this past year and look forward to my future.

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Carolyn



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  • NELLJONES
    I'm not much on psychics, but how can anyone question something that works? How wonderful that you can a recording so that you can retrieve that inspiration!!
    863 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I am thrilled for you, Carolyn! This is exactly what I need to read this morning--an inspiring account of someone who's had ups and downs and who has finally gotten a hold on things. That's what I need to do, as I have been struggling. Well, actually, not struggling at all, just giving in to every destructive impulse. So I'm intrigued by your "not sure what happened" remark about suddenly being able to (or guided to?) take care of yourself through the simple and practical step of tracking. You're a great example of how one good step leads to another--going back to yoga, and now you're headed toward a very challenging hike!

    Your life looks so hopeful and fun. Thank you for brightening my day. So glad you're doing well!
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    864 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2017 8:27:16 PM
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  • INPRAYER
    WTG! Proud and Happy for you!
    864 days ago
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