I am now 42 and I have to change my eating habits. Diebetic and heart problems run in my family and I do not want to get any on them. I have 2 small children and I need to be more healthy and fit for them and myself. I joined Sparkpeople about 4 yrs. ago. and didn't do much with it. I keep getting emails from them and then just around Christmas 2010 I received an email from Sparkpeople about their new book. I decided to buy the book. It finally made sense to me finally. It is not ...
I am now 42 and I have to change my eating habits. Diebetic and heart problems run in my family and I do not want to get any on them. I have 2 small children and I need to be more healthy and fit for them and myself. I joined Sparkpeople about 4 yrs. ago. and didn't do much with it. I keep getting emails from them and then just around Christmas 2010 I received an email from Sparkpeople about their new book. I decided to buy the book. It finally made sense to me finally. It is not a diet but a lifestyle change. It is not about exercising for hours on end. All I had to do was commit to 10min. of exercise a day. I thought that was too easy. I can do that. I started my journey on Jan.1st,2011. It was hard at first getting back into exercise. I started out my first week for 10 min. on the treadmill . By the second week I went up to 15 min. on some days. I followed the nutrition tracker faithfully. I was shocked at first on how much I was really eating. I measure all of my portions now. I do find that it is a challenge inputting the food daily on the nutrition tracker but it is all worth it because the numbers keep going down on the scale. Don't get me wrong I have had some days where I have ate a few hundred calories more on some days but this time it is different. I don't beat myself up for my mistake I just watch what i eat for the next meal or try better the next day. It will be a challenge but I am up for it this time. I know in my heart that this will be the year for me to get down to 160 lbs by Feb./12. Then when I reach that goal then i will go for another 20lbs. I am on my way as I have set a small goal to lose 20+lbs. by my birthday which is March 31. I know that I will make it. I did make it. On March 28 I made my mini goal of 20lbs. Can't wait to see what the next 3 months will bring. Can't wait to post new pictures of myself smaller. I have gone to long with this extra weight piling up since I got married in 1998. It is finally time to take charge of my life and to be healthier.
UPDATE:April/12 I am now 43 and my goal date is June1/12 and I am not going to get to it. That is ok as I am stronger and healthier than I was Jan./11 when I started and I know I will get there by the end of the year. If you have read my recent blog you know that I am moving to Trinidad at the end of May. Everytime I have visited I lose weight as I drink more than I eat. I will keep everyone posted on my new journery.
I hope I'm not sending this your way. I can't believe we actually had a snow day from school today. We got a couple of inches of snow last night, but it was that heavy slushy snow and a school bus slid into a ditch. That was why they closed school. I don't remember the last time we had a snow day in April. And tomorrow is looking worse - they are calling for 5 inches of snow and lots of ice.
I hope your weather is not as bad. Where is that spring? I'm so ready.
Wow! I hope you are making your way out of all of that snow okay. That was the weird thing for us. We only got about 4 inches of snow and the schools closed. Usually, 4 inches is nothing up here. But I was happy to crawl back into bed. I didn't even wake the boys. They got an extra day to sleep in.
We have tons of sun today. I am loving it (from the inside - outside is single digit degrees). I have the blinds open and am letting the sun stream down. It feels warm.