I've Been Away Too Long
Monday, March 23, 2015
As I entered 2015, I found myself weighing more than I ever had in my life. And I realized that I had been only following the SparkPeople program around the edges. I would get my points, read an occasional article, occasionally track my food on the app, but that was it. So on January 1, I fired up my Kindle an read the book in earnest.
What a revelation. I can't believe what I was missing. I was totally short changing myself on how to work in exercise. I was completely skimping on how to celebrate success and reward myself. I was setting completely unrealistic long long long term goals. So I started on my new journey.
Today I have stuck to the program and have lost almost 9 lbs. I feel hopeful and excited, and I feel like I have support if I start to slip. Today, I realized that I hadn't updated my blog or my SparkPage since I was the old me. My original goal was 10 months long, with nothing between the start and the finish. No wonder I didn't achieve it.
So I am back, with lots of short term goals, lots of ways to celebrate that don't feature food, and lots of support if I need it from my online community. And I'm feeling amazing!