Back in the saddle...
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I can not believe how long it's been since I've checked in here at SP. And how much I've allowed myself to slip back into the same bad habits that first brought me here back in 2008. I now weigh more than I did when I first signed up. How in the world did I allow that to happen?
Okay, I kind of know the hows of it...stress and dissatisfaction with my job, depression rearing its ugly head again, chronic pain...and on and on...nothing new to most folks who are battling emotional eating and trying to gain (or re-gain) control over their lives. Now it's a matter of re-establishing healthy habits, of working through the pain. It's never easy, but it is possible...just takes a lot of determination and some support.
I'm fortunate enough to qualify (fortunate enough? what does that mean? that my numbers are bad enough? that I've gained enough weight?) for a program through my insurance at work. It's the Naturally Slim program which would normally cost right at $400 for a 10-week program. I am eligible to participate free of cost as long as I complete 8 of the 10 weeks. If I fail to do that, I then will be required to pay for the program through a payroll deduction (now how's that for some incentive?). Anyhow, the online program starts Monday. I've looked through the material..seems to be eat only when you're hungry, eat slowly, etc. I'm sure there will be a lot more that I'll get from the program. I'm really just looking to get back into the habit of living a healthy lifestyle. I think ten weeks would go a long way toward that.
And I've decided to get back to SP...that 10-week program will end...SP will be around forever. As someone who previously lost close to 100 pounds with SP, I know how valuable the support and information can be. The thing is, we have to make it a habit to utilize that support and learn from the info. That's what I'm back to do. Wish me luck!