Thursday, August 11, 2011
I have done journals my whole life (off and on naturally, sometimes years off, but then back on when things got bleak). This Spark journal/blog that others read is a new concept for me. Of course, a person then really edits what they say here, and a personal unrestricted journal is good for the soul, too. Julia Cameron in her book talks about the "morning pages" and I started doing those, too.
I am going to focus on the knee issue. I know a friend of mine told me just five pounds made a difference to her. I was very encouraged by other Spark member comments as well. To lose for my knees is a great motivating force. I was in a lot of pain yesterday, and I know the vicious cycle once a person cannot exercise much, then it is so hard to lose weight.
Right now, I am a bit discouraged, because I am positive I gained back the two pounds I truly had lost and I refuse to weigh myself. My goal for now is to just lose those 2 pounds and then be able to weigh myself. To achieve this goal, I just cannot eat out. Yet, yesterday I had to do exactly that. I mean, it is impossible to be in relationships with others who want to eat out. You could say, I can control myself with chocolate, but with eating out, all bets are off. The trigger foods.
Spark is great, there are so many places to express yourself, email, the blog, response to others blogs, a person's spark page where people make comments, it is a truly amazing place. However, since I have been Sparking for awhile, I am wondering why I am still almost the same weight as when I started.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Usually, I do the blog in the morning. I love mornings, so fresh and new and hopeful. But today was very busy. Babysat grandson for my daughter while she had ultrasound for new baby. She was thrilled it is a girl!!! Then went to Giants game (they lost), did a lot of walking and my knee hurt. I cannot go on like this at this weight. Spark says consistency is the key, and that is why I am blogging now. I have been consistent with this journal, and I want to keep at it. I need to be more consistent with watching the calories.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Yesterday was first day back to Spark; checked my nutrition tracker this morning and for the first time, I met all of the goals yesterday. Very unusual for me. Besides all the regular things, I track the fiber, the potassium, calcium, vitamin D, etc.Spark makes it so easy to do!!
Simple Goals for today:
1. Keep to calorie limits.
2. Walk one hour.
3. Start strength training.
4. Keep up with papers in computer room.
5. Keep checking back with Spark
6. Compute calories BEFORE you eat the stuff!!!
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Drove five hours, by myself, to get home, but it wasn't too bad. The trip was really fantastic, saw three wonderful plays in Ashland, Oregon. Had lots of fun girl-chat with my friend who I only see once or twice a year. (so lots to talk about, even though we email) She just had knee surgery and she is overweight and I hate to say it, she looks terrible. I feel so bad, but it is an object lesson to me to get back to my Spark program. We ate together the entire time, and really she does not eat that much, but you know, once your knees go and you cannot move around very quickly, well, it is so, so hard to lose weight. I want to lose it before I get to that point. I can still walk fairly quickly, but my knees are bad too.
So, I want to get back in the Spark Saddle. (ps I am sure with my vacation type eating, I gained the weight back that I lost and I refuse to even weigh myself until I have been on Spark another week, I will be too discouraged!)
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