Walking with my kids makes me smile
Not just for weight loss anymore...just have FUN!!
no matter what!
I have been on sparkpeople before, trying so hard to lose weight. I tracked my calories, I exercised for the amount of time I was told to in order to see results, I stressed daily about what I was eating, what I was not eating, what i accidentally ate...sadly to hardly see any weight loss and to work myself up into a bag of emotions. I asked myself constantly "why isn't this working??" "what am I doing wrong?" "how can I eat differently?" I saw all my sparkfriends around me losing weight so easily, why couldn't I?? I got so discouraged, I cancelled my account.
I know now that was not the right thing to do. I missed my friends so much!! I needed them to vent to, to give me advice, and to make me feel good. So I joined again, after having my second child.
Except this time, Its not about losing weight for me. I still have a little baby belly, my hips are bigger than before, and probably won't ever be the same ;-) I am wearing a size bigger than before I got pregnant. But you know what?? Im OK with it!!! Yes...honestly and truly I am. I love my clothes, I actually have FUN doing all sorts of exercise-and i'm not just doing it to burn "x" amount of calories. I love food, and I'm not ashamed or beating myself up over something I ate that is "over" in calories.
Now don't get me wrong...i'm not just eating everything in sight and exercising every now and then. Im making a valiant effort everyday to make healthy choices. I am sure I eat a fruit/ veggie with every meal. Whole grains 95% of the time. LOTS of water!!! green tea. Exercise AT LEAST 5 days a week. Lean meats. But if I want to have a beer (or two) on the weekend, or a nice yummy steak for dinner...by golly it's gonna happen!!! With NO guilt.
I am finally feeling like I'm "ME" If along the way I lose some inches or pounds by eating healthy, drinking my water, and exercising, that's a BONUS!!
My focus is to be happy no matter what size I am. And I hope to help those of you out there who are kicking butt but are having a hard time losing the weight. I just want to say to them...It's really OK!! You are doing SOMETHING!! and that's what counts in making a healthy body.
And I hope with all my being that all my sparkies are doing exactly what they WANT to do to be happy, not what they THINK they should be doing.
Inspiring quotes for me:
Willpower is a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it gets...
It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got
To exercise at least 5 days a week
To make healthy food choices as often as possible
To love myself no matter what!
To quit caffeine!!
Take my vitamins
I want to log on to sparkpeople daily to track my goals, read articles, and blog my thoughts or feelings.
I want to
remind myself everyday that I'm proud of myself for keeping goals and striving to reach them everyday, to stay happy in my own skin, no matter what size I am, and to make decisions about diet and exercise that make me happy!!
I love to be outdoors with my family and friends. We hunt, fish, 4 wheel. I have a 5 year old daughter and a 18 month old son.