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First day in the life of me!

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Well..I'm going to start over, again! But to me, I look at it this way, yes, I quit and gave up on myself for some reason or another, and I'm sure made every excuse in the world and then justified it. I'm feeling like a failure right now, and pretty weak. I'm hoping, that by restarting with sparkle, listening to all of the great testimonies, and motivational messages, I will make this work. I'll be 62 in June, but my body is acting like it 92! Some days are really good, and then there are those days....that I'd rather just stay under the covers! I can come up with a million excuses, but not one good one. Other than having migraines, and Fibromyalgia, I'm healthy. I've just let myself go. I know that there are others in the same spot, so I'm hoping we can go thru this together. I'm 5'5 and weight 180. Although I'm pretty well proportioned, I feel the strain on my body. My blood work confirms it. So, my goal, is to stay committed to sparkle, share my days, help someone else in the process and make new friends! I'm on my way to work for a few hours, and have already tracked my day...unless of course, it changes, and I eat more than I should. I'm a part time nanny for two boys. I taught special needs for almost 30 years, so looks like I'm staying in the childcare field. I stopped teaching at 48 due to some pretty tragic events, but that's for another time. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives. The good part is, We can start new every and any day we need to. Good luck to everyone ‚̧will post photo soon.
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    164 days ago
  • no profile photo CD25286720
    Good luck on your journey! Good job listening to your body. I have A LOT more weight to lose then you, however... I've just now starting paying attention to what my body has been trying to tell me for a while, lol. And I am 20 lbs down, which is relatively inconsequential to the actual weight I need to lose, but my body is already starting to feel positive effects... not to mention how I feel mentally, emotionally, and my energy levels. I have started over more times then I care to count... And each time I give up... I manage to gain more then I did when I started... I am done with all that though... It is time to take control!

    175 days ago
    It all begins someplace and you just started there. Sp is the way to do it.

    We want to remember it took us a few years to put our weight on and it comes off a little at a time, just like it went on. People get frustrated with it not coming off faster than we put it on. But with consistent focus on doing what we are told on SP we will hit our objective. Like many things it just wont get there overnight.

    Make sure you make one of your most focused goals you water intake. Myself, when I hit plateaus its because I am not doing the water correct. I found using a reminder on my phone to be very helpful in making sure I keep on track with the water

    176 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    176 days ago
    Thank you for the encouraging words!!!
    177 days ago
    I'm just starting over again too. I have also made all the excuses and justifications to quit, but this time I have to see it through if I want to be around in my later years. You can do this! I can do this! It's just a state of mind.
    177 days ago
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