SP Premium
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 138,431

Plodding Away

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

I am plodding away at this weight loss journey and going uphill instead of down. I keep gaining weight because of the IBS and it is very frustrating to say the least. If it were not for the support of all my Spark friends and my daughter I might quit. i Know that is not an option though. I have come too far for that.So often in this world we have the mentality that only a few people will reach the top. Only a few will become winners and the rest of us will be losers and fall as Abba's song title states. But is that really true?

Are we failures because we cannot lose the weight like other people can? Are we losers if we cannot exercise like fiends? No we are only losers if we give up the fight. If we say it is no use and we just go back to eating the way we did before. Yes I have had some bad weeks but I will not give up. I will drink more water and use my powder so I do not lose food. I will exercise when i can. I will eat less when I have days of less intense exercise. And I will learn to eat sweets with meals instead of for snacks.

Little by little, one day at a time and one pound at a time. I will tell myself I can do this and I will not compare myself to some skinny twig on television or real life. I am different than anyone else and need to remember that.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • KR7770
    Laura, God created you to be uniquely you! The world will attempt to pull you to and fro with quick weight-loss systems. God never changes. Ask Him for wisdom as how to restore His temple and He will provide the answers you need
    372 days ago
    Laura, God created you to be you.. He made each one of us a unique individual , and He put certain qualities in us that no one else has.. He gave you your own special identity... what we have to realize is that God looks on our heart , not the outside of us, He did want us to keep our bodies healthy, and He will help us achieve that goal, but He is not a condemning God who looks at us and shames us for the way we look. God loves us unconditionally. He is always there for us , cheering us on and loving us with an everlasting love..

    We can be victorious with losing one pound a time, and I probably will be the winner for taking the longest time, but I , too, am going to get to my goal one pound at a time... emoticon emoticon emoticon

    378 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15664580
    It took me a long time to get to that place. Not giving up is the key! I don't care how long it takes. Every step we make in the right direction gives us a longer, healthier life!
    378 days ago
    Well said, friend. I will remember everything you said.
    379 days ago
    379 days ago
    Be your beautiful unique self! You can accomplish this heathy weight loss goal! We're here for you! 👍
    380 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.