How goes it?
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Well, my weekly weigh-in put a smile on my face~~~~~~~~a loss of three and a half pounds! It made me realize more than ever that this time I am going to make it. I have not been
'dieting' as much as I have been making life style changes. I don't feel that I am starving myself like so many other times I have been on the weight-loss journey. Those times I did starve myself and lost maybe 80 pounds in three months and then spent the next three months gaining it all back, plus some. When you spend three months depriving yourself of food, suddenly you find yourself eating anything and everything, and lots of it.
I thought back to what was the main thing that started me on this present journey. I had been to see my orthopedic doctor in April. I won't go into details but suffice it to say, it was due to knee problems. I told him it was getting harder to get up out of chairs and that someone had told me that age has a lot to do with that. He said, yes, age does but also weight can cause that. I told him I was working on it and he replied that I had told him that last year. So true! So on the way home that day I told my grand daughter that I was going to lose 50 pounds before I had to go back to see him in six months. Little did I know that that just might be a possibility. And all that because I went home, got on the Internet and tried to find a means of counting calories. God was truly with me at that point because low and behold, I found SparkPeople. And the journey began.
Yes, I am sure I will have times of discouragement and plateaus but I know that my Spark friends and my Spark teams are there to see me through those times. What a fantastic group of people! Am I addicted to SparkPeople? Yes, I am and loving every minute of it. And I tell everyone I know what a great thing it is, whether they need to lose weight or just get healthy.
Thank you SparkPeople for walking along beside me!!