Time for a Check-Up
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
September is the month I celebrate my maintenance anniversary on SparkPeople. It was in September of 2010 that I first made it down into my goal weight range, and it was in September a few years later that I reached my actual goal weight.
So every September I update my SparkPage and take stock a bit. As I read my update from last September, I realized that nothing much has changed. A whole year has gone by and I am forced to admit I haven't met my goal. Not only am I not back to my goal weight range, but I have been hovering a little higher still, around 155 pounds, for several months. Next September will be my 10-year anniversary of reaching my weight-loss goal on Spark, and I really do intend to celebrate that milestone by being back in my goal range.
I am not going to bore you or myself by once again writing down my plan. It's the same plan that worked nine years ago and I know perfectly well what it is. I just need to DO it! But I am going to re-post these crucial reminders to myself from my SparkPage:
~Set reasonable limits on your time and energy.
~Identify your frustrated yearnings and find new ways to take care of yourself besides eating.
~Vent unpleasant emotions - in a journal or in the mirror - to diffuse them faster than food.
~Progress, not perfection!