Stuck on cruise control
Monday, March 09, 2015
My ticker. It is stuck on cruise control & I am not happy about that. But the funny thing is, I'm the one responsible for turning off that cruise & making changes! I love exercise. That is a huge accomplishment for me b/c before I started losing weight - I hated it. When friends would ask me to walk with them I would grumble under my breath the entire time I was getting ready... and then I would huff and puff & complain in my head about how miserable I was :) Now - I love it. Lately I've been grumbling that I can't walk outside b/c our roads are still covered in ice and I don't want to fall... so I use the indoor bike, or treadmill, or the great workouts I've found on Daily Burn. But enough of that.
Food. I still love food. That is the problem. And honestly, it shouldn't be. Because I do believe that we should be able to eat all things - just in moderation. Obviously, I'm having a problem with the moderation part. And I don't understand WHY I give it such control over me. It's ridiculous, really. I know that I have to cut sugar out of my diet - that's a no brainer for me b/c I am too easily addicted to it. When I have cut it out before, I do so much better and I lose the cravings. Well, those dang cravings have been whacking me over the head a lot lately. So the time has come - I need to go cold turkey. That means about 4 days of headaches and feeling sick... but the rewards... yeah, it will be worth it.
You. I don't know what I would do without Spark People. Mainly, you guys! My Spark friends here encourage me on a daily basis & I know that is such a huge part of me pushing on and refusing to give up on myself - as I have done numerous times in my life. You've helped me to learn about loving myself & the power of positive thinking. You send little notes or goodies just when I need them most. You make me laugh & bring me even more joy - and I love that. So many of you are staying on track and doing such a fantastic job - keep it up - I love seeing that. Other friends have lost weight and have been maintaining for a long time - that is awesome to see as well. And some others, like my dear friend Button just said to me... she fell off the track into the ravine as well & it's time that we stop partying down there and get back up on the track! Yeah baby! Time to leave the ravine behind and take care of ourselves again. It is so easy to fall off, but we are strong enough to get back where we need to be. It's Monday, we lost an hour of sleep, but let's celebrate a new week and be good to ourselves :) Love you guys!