HEALTHYGAL01

SparkPoints
 

Small Steps and Gratitude

Monday, November 26, 2007

I did not succeed at a public streak but the intention to do so really helped me put extra energy into getting my water and produce in. Maybe I can do better at the blog part now!

This week it occurred to me how much little steps can influence me. When I manage to get a bit of extra exercise in, or I log my food daily, I am more motivated to take the other small steps that help me succeed at my challenge. I was so excited that I was able to connect to SparkPeople over Thanksgiving at the in laws. The very fact that I could log my food (and the availability of good and less healthy things to choose from) made it easier to eat in a healthy fashion. On the day I was able to get in extra exercise, I found it easier to drink extra water. Small success builds on success.

The opposite side of this is something I've seen before when a "diet cheat" or weight gain has led to the slippery slide of health oblivion. This I now have tools to handle. I am not on a diet. I am learning healthy eating. I know that a slip does not need to be a slide and I am focused on the process of building good new habits. Most importantly, I have Spark friends who are traveling paths similar to mine, who really understand my issues. They have life saving lines and hands reaching out to me to steady me should I start to wobble. That is so very freeing - I can go out and learn. I can go out and live. I am losing weight with a great group of people.

I am committed to making the daily small steps that lead me to health with my hands out in mutual support to those around me, in gratitude.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.
 

More Blogs by HEALTHYGAL01