Sunday, September 18, 2011
For me, the fall is like a food obstacle course. Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feast, Christmas goodies. At work, people already are putting out the dishes of candy for the students. I pass one of these dishes every time I go back to my office. Chocolate is the big temptation for me. I know that part of my weight gain last fall was a result of eating too much of that candy from that very candy dish.
I need a strategy. Logging those calories on SparkPeople will help. Maybe today can be the first day of the Halloween candy challenge. I will not dip into that dish for the next month. I'm adding this pledge to my SparkPeople goals!
Saturday, September 03, 2011
I learned about SparkPeople and joined in June 2010 but really didn't do anything with the site. On January 1, 2011, I got on the scale and was at my all-time high weight. So, yes, I did make a New Year's Resolution--and I've kept it.
I originally wanted to lose 19 pounds and yesterday I reached a loss of 20 pounds from what I weighed on January 1.
After being on a plateau for months, I gained a couple of pounds during vacation during the first week of August. Luckily, I joined another bootcamp and lost five pounds in August. I confess that my loss was helped by starting back on my teaching schedule. This past week was so hectic that I barely had time to eat--which meant that I didn't overeat.
After I gained a couple of pounds on vacation at the first of August, I readjusted my goal to lose three pounds more than I had originally set as a goal. Now I'm two pounds away from this final weight-loss goal! Maybe setting a new goal reenergized me.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Because I teach, summers are the most relaxed time of year for me. Fall is the craziest time. My daughter went back to school last week. The college classes I teach start next week so I've been very busy getting ready for them.
I'll have to dig down really deep to keep myself on the healthy exercise and eating plan that I've been on since January. Fall has traditionally been the time for derailment. In the fall, I often stop exercising and begin to put on weight--last fall I put on more weight than ever.
So I made a New Year's resolution to exercise and eat healthy and got serious about SparkPeople. If I weren't in a SparkPeople bootcamp right now, I think I would have already begun to slip.
So right now I'm pledging to do better this fall!
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