This is Forever
Friday, November 12, 2010
This blog is a part of my Battle Week #8 on the RED WARRIORS TEAM:
WHAT IS ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED ON THIS JOURNEY????
I have learned so much in the last year about myself . The main thing is that I am not on a diet to lose weight and think I will finally be able to eat what I want. My journey is to become healthy. Because I am obese~~ losing weight is a big part of the journey. But to become healthy my journey must continue until the end of my days.
When I reach my goals I realize that I can allow myself to eat anything~~BUT in moderation. My downfall is chocolate. And to have a piece of any kind of chocolate once in awhile will be fine. I also love bread~~any kind, rolls, muffins, bisquits~~again, I can enjoy these on occassion but NOT two or three at a time piled high with real butter.
I am learning that just like the alcoholic or the drug addict~~I am a food addict. And binging and overeating follow me every day. I have reached the point where through God's grace and a wonderful support system here on Sparks I CAN be successfull. But it is a daily walk. I am now" mostly" succeeding but I can never become complacent~~because when I do, I fail.
The joy of losing 85 pounds is a wonderful thing. Wearing smaller clothes that I haven't worn in years is so much more satisfying than binging on chocolate. And the reactions I have had from my cardiologist, my family doctor, and my hematologist have been amazing.
My family cheers me on and they are so proud of my accomplishments. And I see a very different person in the mirror these days. I see a 63 year old woman with sparkle in her eyes, a "happy" smile, a bit of Welsh determination, and a humble spirit that reminds me of how far I have come.
Reaching goal will be a huge milestone in my life~~ but the journey will continue forever. And I plan to share and encourage anyone I can. I want my family, community, and my Spark friends to know how very worth it this journey is.
We all can do it~~one step, one day at a time. So let's get it done!!