Looking Back-- So Happy with Today
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Today I took a look back at where I started (weight wise) on Spark and visually saw the graph of my yoyo dieting pattern. Lately I have really felt very strong in not judging myself by the number on the scale, but instead to judge my progress by the non scale victories.
So I know that overall I have not made a huge dent in the amount of pounds I want to lose. However there are so many changes that I have made in my life that I am very proud of. Almost everyday I walk at least 2 miles, and often I walk over 4 miles a day. Some days I climb 2 flights of stairs, but generally it is more like 15 flights. My blood pressure is almost always at 115/70 - Most days I keep my calories under 1600 for the day and my diet is balanced and healthy. I always drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Lately I have been successfully conquering some much bigger obstacles of emotional eating. Very rarely do I bring home junk food anymore. I will look at different things at the store, and then leave them on the shelf, all the while telling myself that these choices are not helping me keep to my healthy life changes. And I have been challenging myself by pushing to exercise just 5 more minutes, or adding one more exercise to my workout. It has been quite awhile since I have binged on any food - and lately haven't even had an urge to binge.
So even though my weight is not too much lower than when I started on Spark several years ago, and even though I have lost the same weight over and over again several times, TODAY --- I am very happy with where I am at. My mental and emotional state of mind is much more balanced than it was 6 years ago. My body is stronger, my endurance and stamina have improved. My health has improved. But mostly I am so proud of myself and finally can say that I love me. That is a huge improvement and I look forward to where my future is heading.