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Sunday, February 03, 2019

I am a person who has struggled with weight loss all my adult life. I have actually achieved my ideal weight several times. It’s always - this time I am there. This time I will not go back to being overweight.
As the weight has gone back on I have made excuses. With extra weight always came lower self esteem, less energy, old patterns, discouragement.
With each new attempt at losing the weight yet again , it does become harder to gain the confidence to move forward. Also, being older in age has brought health conditions that complicate things.
I am going to put in this blog some Spark People quotes that are helping me to refocus and overcome the desire to quit and give up.

This is meaningful to me. I am not pressuring myself to do everything perfectly. I still seek progression, but I accept that a not great decision here, a mistake there, a bad day, is not the end of everything. There are more opportunities and many moments to move forward again.
In alliance with this is:

Giving myself encouragement.... it takes work, but I look for the good. If I am honest, there is never a day that goes by that I have not done something to make myself proud. That is empowering to me!
I am putting effort into setting up a much healthier lifestyle that I can live with.

It’s not easy but I feel so strong when I do put into place that which supports my health.
I am learning to not go faster than I am capable of achieving. It is smaller steps now, not everything all at once. That is okay. These are building blocks to support the kind of life that will be more full of energy and ability to do so many more things than I can do now. This is worth working for and refusing to give up, no matter what the scale says. The scale will co-operate as I give my body and soul what they really need!
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    I can do relate to your blog! Especially the last quote, love it!
    821 days ago
    I am so proud of you my friend.
    826 days ago
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    829 days ago
    I have found that there's a cycle; being in the flow and on plan, followed by a crash where everything becomes difficult and every day is a battle. I think the cycles will always be there - the key is how to react to those cycles. Those difficult days are not a failure of motivation or lack of willpower. It helps to think of it as more like the weather; a storm that will pass. The sun will come out again. But every day will not be sunny. I personally know that I'm much happier when I'm doing right by my body, so I keep doing that even on the stormy days.
    829 days ago
  • JLH-23
    Love these sayings. Sending encouragement for you
    829 days ago
    Thanks for sharing.
    829 days ago
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