When I decided it was time to start counting calories again I felt like I was really missing something. It took me a week or two of really struggling to realize that what I was missing was support. Last fall, when I was losing weight successfully, I was part of the online weight loss community, SparkPeople. I was part of a group of about 30 people that were in regular daily contact encouraging each other and supporting each other. I loved that. It was like there were finally people who understood what it felt like to want to eat a pan of brownies or knew exactly what to say to motivate me to run. But, there were circumstances that resulted in me leaving SparkPeople and, unfortunately, I won't be going back to it.
But, I did decide that I wanted to create a page on Facebook where people could join and we could support each other. It's been pretty cool to have this resource available and the support is invaluable. I'd love it if you'd join our group if you need support. We're from all locations and walks of life. We just want to lift each other up and help each other meet our health and wellness goals. There are some who are part of the group who aren't looking to lose weight, just maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are some in the group who have lots of weight to lose and want that support also.
The name of the group is At A Loss Weight Loss and Wellness Support Group. We'd love it if you joined! Here's the link- https://www.facebook.com/groups/300914140050499/
Just click on that link and join us on our journey. I've said it a hundred times- I don't think God intended for us to walk the road of life alone. He designed us to be community oriented people, and this is no exception! Support and accountability can be powerful in helping us reach our goals.
Speaking of goals, here are a few of my October weight loss goals-
1. I want to eliminate the weight I've gained this summer and get back to my "ending" weight. That's about 6 pounds. If I can lose more, that would be great, but I'm aiming to take off the weight I've gained back.
2. Water, Water, Water. I feel like this is always a goal as I NEVER drink enough water.
3. More scripture memory. I want to make sure I've got Bible verses so ingrained in my head that I can use them to fight the temptation that comes with choosing a healthy lifestyle.
4. Plan and plan again. I would be so much more successful if I had ALL my meals planned in advance, not just our dinners. It takes the guess work out of calorie counting.
Are you wanting to make a change for a healthier lifestyle? Do you know it's time to surrender the part of you that you've been holding back- your food life? I am! If you want support, head on over to the group and give us a shout!