Making food trackers public
Friday, January 01, 2010
In the past I have never wanted to make my food tracker available I think just because it seemed kind of private. I have gone thru spurts where I track for a month and don't for a month.
I have come to the realization that I personally need to track to "stay on track".
I am feeling like accountability in all the ways I can find it will help me succeed. Whether it is accountability with a buddy, sparkfriends, food tracker etc.
I joined 2 challenges "Lose10 lbs by Valentines Day" and "12 Week - 2 Pound a Week Weight Loss Challenge".
When I joined I mentally committed to do both of these and post at least once a wk and stay connected.
So making my food trackers public and another challenge for me to stay committed to myself and actually utilize this site to get the weight off instead of only prowling around reading other people's success stories.
I love reading them, don't get me wrong! I truly find them motivating But.....
there has to be a time, a moment... a turning point where I say get on with it and make your own success story happen.
Dr. Phil said one time that" the week will pass, the months will pass and that all will happen whether you lose weight or not so why not lose the weight."
I don't want to see another Christmas at this weight. I WON"T SEE ONE AT THIS WEIGHT.
I am so glad all you post your success's and your failures too. They show me I am not alone and there is always someone on here I can relate too.
I am thankful to you guys that post before pictures, progress pics, etc. They are amazing and I love looking at them. Keep posting!
I just recently took some official "before pics" and will post them soon.
Always in the past I did NOT want to do this because I thought I would just use a snapshot that I would find in my albums.
THIS time I did it to make an official beginning.... and official documentation of this journey and I did it because I so enjoy seeing others who have done it. I am sure they all were not happy with the "before pictures" but they are so encouraging to see when you are comparing to the "after pics".
I also did it because I have been in denial about how big I have gotten. I have not been happy with my weight for a long time but I truly thought I wasn't that big; I thought if I hid the belly then I was not much overweight. When I would lay me jeans flat on the bed, I would be surprised at how big the "butt" of the jeans looked but I chose not to think about it for long.
Taking these pictures and really looking at them... shock me but I have finally realized the camera doesn't lie.
I have avoided cameras for so long because I hated every picture. My mom takes allot of pictures when I see her. She then gives me a set for my albums. I throw away all the ones of me.
So look soon for the before pics.
Thanks to all of you for being there during this journey.
Love to all.