This Time the Last Time! Starting over again.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
was asked this morning on the 5% Summer Challenge Airport Buzz by WHOLEFOODLOVER.
Question: do folks usually reset your goals and tickers at the beginning of the challenge? I was thinking it might be extra motivation.
It's really a personal choice. I never have changed mine, until this challenge. I decided to change it now because I've had many false starts, but with this challenge I am determined to make it my last time to start over.
I am 3 pounds heavier now than my highest weight when I started Spark. That is not a reflection on the 5% challenge. In a recent conversation with a fellow challenger, we decided we didn't really want to know where we would be without Spark People, and specifically the Challenge.
The NSV's I have reached are not seen on the scale or in the numbers. Those benefits are evident in my daily life, and mostly begin with the word Self. Self- Confidence, Self- Respect, Self- Forgiveness, (that's the biggest one). Positive emotions, feelings and actions have replaced the negativity, panic and anxiety I used to live with every day. I now live a guilt free life. No more self- flagellation.
Although I do still sometimes
. I will never be perfect, and wouldn't want to be. I lost 40 pounds. I gained 43. I have basically maintained for two years.
Summer 2015! The Season I am starting over again for the last time!