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My 2 year anniversary with Spark

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two great things happened this month. I turned 60 and it was also my
2 year anniversary with Spark. I am so grateful that I found Spark.

I only lost 60 pounds. I say only, because people that started when I did lost 100 pounds in one year. If you notice, I picked the little turtle for my ticker because I know I'm slow, but the little turtle did win the race eventually.

One of the first things I had to learn before I could change my life was to learn to love myself unconditionally. I realize I am a wonderful person after all and I should take better care of myself. It took me so many years to finally learn that I am not perfect and that's okay. I could feel sorry for myself for learning this late in my life but I won't. If anything, I celebrate and enjoy my life today.

I have learned so much on my "slow" journey. I look at snacks or foods at the grocery store and when I read what's in it, I just move on. I THINK more when I choose food. I've learned to question myself if I'm really hungry or is it something else.
No, I'm not "really" strick or I would be losing faster, but I am losing and it is staying off which is what I could never accomplish in the past.

When I was younger, I could lose 60 pounds in 2 to 4 months, but I would always gain it back and then some.

so, I tell myself that I am doing a good job and just carry on. Taking it one day at a time is so refreshing.

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