Personal Journey # 1
Friday, October 14, 2016
1. Who can you reach out to for support? Are they positive?
I have a good support group. I have my Spark family and my family and friends. I can come on here anytime and find a friend and read different articles to help me out in a tough spot.My main person here is my husband. He has never said a word about my weight. He encourage me to walk more and reminds me when I forget to do my PT exercises but never says a word about my eating. So I can honestly say that everyone is a positive person in my support group
2. Actions speak louder than words.
I can buy all the weight loss how to do it fast books, exercise tapes, and the best foods in the world but they will not do me any good if I don't read the books try the recipes cook up all the food.
3. Learn to say NO as much as you say yes.
Eating more food than the body needs puts on the extra weight. Say no to extra severing, Watch and count your calories at each sitting and eat healthy snacks .Saying no to overeating and yes to exercise.
4.What mistakes have you made and what did you learn from them and how can you keep them from happening again?
Mistakes I made over and over is giving in and giving up. I give in to the temptation of eating way to much sweets, way to much starches, and just way to much period. If I stay still on the scales I figure why try.If I lose the weight I can't seem to keep it off so I stop trying. Two times in my adult life I have weighed in the right weight according to the height/weight chart. Both times it was followed by something bad happened to me or in the family. Emotional eating starts and before I realized all my trying and hunger was for nothing.I need to think at all times before I take a bite. I need to find a way not to give in to the wants of my mind and taste buds. Along with the be aware of food intake I also need to move more and sit less.