I can’t express the gratitude I have for my DONE girls…
I was in a really dark place with my weight loss these past months and it felt as though I had nothing left in me to keep pushing. I drifted away from Spark, missed weight watchers meetings, and made poor choices with eating and activity. I just didn’t want to do it anymore. It’s not really that I didn’t care; it’s more like I was just burnt out. I have been losing weight so slowly that I (and everyone else in my family) lost the excitement and enthusiasm we had when I lost that first 5, 10, or 25. Hell, I forgot that my weigh in yesterday (212) meant that I’ve hit the 60lbs lost mark!! But after a plea for help and an invite into an AMAZING challenge, my done girls pulled me out of it!
I am so excited! And that is something I haven’t been able to say in a while now. Thank you ladies so much for the warm and loving home you have created for so many, and even when I wasn’t really participating, you still held out a hand to help me up.
So!! On to the MOTIVATE Challenge!
“For the main challenge this week, think about what motivates you. What brought you to motivate, to spark? Why are you ready to take on your weight loss goals now? And if you have been struggling, what is getting in your way? Think about your journey here and post a blog or to your team page with a response for 30 points.”
I came to spark after reading an article about a woman who lost a lot of weight with Sparkpeople. I had been fed up for a while about my situation and spark was just the thing I needed. I followed stage one religiously and knew that Spark’s way of working towards a healthy life was the right one for me. After I lost my first 20lbs or so, I decided to utilize as many resources as I could. I talked with my doctor, joined Weight Watchers through my insurance, and joined a gym. Up until two months ago, I was doing great. I am so ready to get back to that point. After reaching out to my DONE girls, one of the ladies suggested I join this challenge. The timing could not have been more perfect! I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get into it, but I have now been added to the Sunny Gals!! I’m not a super-religious person, but I can’t explain it any other way than a gift from god. This was exactly what I needed at a time I needed it most. (here I am getting gushy again! ANYWAY!)
I am ready to take on my weight loss goals now because it’s about damn time! I am so ready to get my butt in gear and get going with this already! I’m 12lbs away from my first big goal and only 42 away from my healthy goal weight! I have been struggling with every aspect of my weight loss, but I am going to get back to basics and focus on this challenge to get myself back on track.
My official plan will be posted as another blog, so stay tuned! :)