SP Premium


Why I started and why I won't give up.

Monday, October 03, 2016

I start over, a lot. I tend to be a perfectionist. So, if I mess up, I usually just give up. I'm almost 100 lbs too heavy. I feel awful. I'm a horrible role model for my children. I have health issues. This is why I started. I have to fix those things. I can't let them beat me, even if I mess up. So, why won't I quit? My children need me to be there, both for the long haul and to run around with them. I don't feel attractive to my husband anymore. He's never made me feel bad about myself, but I feel ugly. I want to feel the way he sees me, both inside and out. I hurt, all the time. How much life am I wasting feeling so bad? I could go on and on. However, the most important thing is this: I started, and I can't quit now.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I now exactly how you are feeling, so many of us are in the same boat..never give up...baby steps...conquer one bad habit at a time....do something for you each day..remember we are worth this journey so let's get started emoticon emoticon

    Hugs Elaine
    939 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    emoticon Great reason to get healthy!!!! We just got to keep pushing!!!
    1758 days ago
    You can do this and you will.
    1759 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1759 days ago
    You are right, what matters is that you started. emoticon You are doing a emoticon job. I am right there with you. I still have 90 pounds to go, but it's for our kids, so one day at a time, one meal at a time emoticon .
    1759 days ago
    I've started and stopped more times than I can count, but each time I start again, I go a little longer and stronger, using what I learned from the last times- recipes I liked, exercises that worked. But dropping perfectionism worked best. Keep on it
    1759 days ago
    You are beautiful right now. Best of success! 😊
    1759 days ago
    You have started that is wonderful.Live each day being positive that you can be successful. Wake in the morning with a smile on your face and joy in your heart for the blessings of your children and a husband that loves you. You have begun Spark People now use its benefits and start blessing yourself by living a Spark life.
    1759 days ago
  • RHT8439
    Me too, I don't feel good about myself most of the time. That why I started this. We are all here for you!!
    1759 days ago
    Your already on the right track. I can relate. Take it a minute at a time and log in everything. Minutes turn to hours and in to days and you will achieve your goal. Please be patient with yourself and don't beat yourself up over this. You go
    1759 days ago
    Im in the same boat so I completely understand we can do this :)
    1759 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.