Shared Fitness Tracker
I am playing the 10% game with myself. After (finally) losing 10% of my body weight by cutting out dairy (after being gluten free for 6 months), I decided that my Type A personality needs small, attainable goals.
Here's my story:
I joined SparkPeople in October 2008, and didn't do a damn thing with it. I was too busy to change my life. It could wait. Little did I know a month later, everything in my life would change.
I was thin, but always fought with my weight. Looking back now, it was disgusting--I thought sizes 4-8 meant I was fat! I suffered from bulimia from the time I was 18 until I was about 27. By the time I turned 32, I was heavier than I was when I was 9 months pregnant.
Even more difficult than my increased size was the fact that I am disabled. In November 2008 (one month after joining SparkPeople), I became seriously ill. After four surgeries in less than one year, I got worse instead of better. Due to constant abdominal pain, getting up and moving led to complete immobility and no sleep due to the pain.
When I first became ill, I decided to write a fiction novel. Soon, due to the depression from my situation, I stopped writing and almost everything else. I had no motivation.
My children and husband need me. I need to be able to be active and healthy for them.
What changed? Well, for one thing, it turns out I have pretty severe food allergies and an autoimmune disease. Ironically, losing those foods from my diet is not the total reason that I am losing weight. It comes down to setting goals and deadlines (thanks, SparkGuy).
During November, I participated in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Using a support system and knowing that I only had one month to achieve my goal really helped!
The other thing that helped was looking at the calendar and realizing that I could have already hit my goal 10x over. Ouch! Talk about a reality check.
My goal is to feel better-both physically and mentally.
I'd like to be able to be in pictures and videos with my children without worrying that I am embarrassing myself and my kids.
I want to be motivated to start writing again.
I am logging onto SparkPeople daily and taking baby steps.
I have also spread the Spark to several of my friends, hoping we can motivate each other.
Disabled attorney who is home and stir crazy. Mommy of 2 kids and wife.
I'm hoping that this will spark me into writing my novel.
I am taking my weight loss 10% at a time. Baby steps. . . .
I lost my first 10% now onto my second. If I calculated correctly, then I have 4 more baby steps to go!
Reward for next 10%: New Sneakers
| Pounds lost: 37.4