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Back to Square One:(...what's love got to do with it?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

What a difference a year makes! This time last year I was in the groove...exercising & tracking my food daily. I was also in the midst of my greatest weight loss success ever!!
By Sept. 2012 I had lost 65 lbs!! I went from a size 28 to a size 18 pant, from 3X to XL in shirts...I couldn't have been prouder of myself. emoticon But then the dreaded plateau showed up, and it still hasn't gone away! As each week and month went by I was getting more discouraged. I kept exercising and eating healthy, but not at the same level of intensity. I was able to maintain my weight loss, but couldn't seem to lose any thing more. But then something miraculous happened....I met a man and we've fallen in love emoticon . I say miraculous, because I had pretty much given up hope that it would ever happen! And as our relationship grew stronger, I spent less time exercising and eating healthy. In my mind, what did it matter? I had someone who loved me regardless. Plus, before, when I had "no life", it was easy to spend 60-90 minutes a night working out....I had nothing else to do.

So what's love go to do with it? First of all, I've regained about 15 lbs., and my clothes sizes are now changing, but in the the wrong direction!! So I am realizing that it's not enough that he loves me regardless of my size. What's really important is that I love myself enough to take better care of ME. I started SP with a goal in place...to live a healthier life. And that means regular exercise and making healthy food choices on a daily basis. And I want/need to attain my goals.

So it's back to square one for me. I know how to do it and I know that it works, I just need to find a balance in my life and get back to taking care of business. Loving myself can only make my relationships stronger, right?
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  • no profile photo CD13275554
    2797 days ago
    How are you doing now? It has been a month since your post? Hang in there and maybe you can incorporate exercise in your relationship? Go in long walks together?
    Hang in there. emoticon
    2894 days ago
    moving forward, or even backwards means you are still moving. Don't let this plateau beat you!
    2912 days ago
    You go, girl. Take care of yourself. Live the life you dream of.
    2936 days ago
    Congrats on the new love! Ain't love grand! And definitely, take the time to take care of yourself too1 even if it means starting at square one! You're worth it.
    2936 days ago
    First of all, congratulations! Love is wonderful :-) But you know what you need to do, you know how to achieve it, and you know you can do it. I know its hard to find the time, but make sure you find that time for you too, even if its only 45 minutes a day, any little bit helps.

    Good luck!
    2936 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    You've taken the first step in realizing what you need to do. Great!

    2936 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12988544
    Congrats on finding a new love! The good thing is that you are recognizing what happened and youre ready to change it! Thats the difference between before and now!

    You can do this, be in love and live a good life all at the same time. If he loves you now, hell love you through whatever you need to do to be a better you for YOU!

    Im glad you came back and I wish you the very best success! emoticon
    2936 days ago
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