...a dangerous pastime!"
(I'm a huge Disney fan...and that's probably my favorite part of "Beauty and the Beast" (the animated Disney movie). This really has nothing to do with today's blog...)
Yesterday, I wrote that, in re-starting for the umpteenth time (I wonder if umpteenth is more or less than nth
), that I didn't read back over my blog entries like I'd done in my previous re-starts. Before the end of the day, though, I found myself completely engrossed in my old blog entries. I was right about one thing...I do actually crack myself up.
I noticed a few other things from my blogs:
*When I first started, I was consistently active for about 7 months. I'd lost quite a bit of weight in that time even though my eating wasn't always perfect. But that consistency...regularly making small steps...tracking my food (even the bad stuff) and my exercise...was (and still is) essential to my success.
*I had quite a few ups and downs over those years, but I never stayed down for long. Whether it was something physical or emotional; my family, my job, my neighbors; or any of the odd situations in which I'd found myself (like when I twisted my ankle...or my antagonistic relationship with squirrels...yes, that's a thing)...my ability to bounce back was (and still is) amazing. Go, me!
*SparkFriends are the best! The only thing I think I hate more than becoming stagnant and gaining back all of this weight (and then some) is losing touch with my Spark Friends. They were (and probably still are) funny, encouraging, sympathetic...empathetic. Did I mention that SparkFriends are THE best? They are! Have you ever heard that you can't take this weight-loss/healthy-lifestyle journey on your own? I think it's true...and I think that's what SparkFriends are here for!
It's little early in the day, but I think today is an "up" day. I'm feeling a little better physically, but I'm feeling a lot better emotionally.
I'm no spring chicken. I have a lot more aches, pains and issues than I did when I started...and re-started....and re-started the last time. I'm not letting it keep me down. I'm finding ways to exercise that won't exacerbate any of my health problems...and I'm "experimenting" with some food choices and ways of eating that have helped me lose a little weight so far (since January 2019); but don't worry...it's nothing drastic or unhealthy.
I may only make it for another 7 months...or, I may make it for an entire year...or even longer. But I feel good. I'm optimistic. I'm Sparking!
I'll be back to my silly, sarcastic, wise-cracking self in no time!
So....how you doin'?