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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yesterday was my weekly weigh in that Im allowing myself. I'm not doing it everyday because I dont want to become obsessed. And I read once a week is the best. I lost 4lbs. Kinda surprised because I had trouble last week with keeping my calories either above or below the recommended amount.

I am aware that the first week is usually about 5lbs water weight. And Im good with that. Weight is weight when it comes to a scale.

Original weight 299, Current weight 295. Good start I think. I bought a good scale, I didnt know when I bought it that it had a weight saving function. Nifty



Friday, July 13, 2012

So, I failed at blogging yesterday, only a day after saying I wanted to do it everyday. LOL, go figure. At least Ive kept up with the calorie counter.

Today I guess I got my first doubts. Even yesterday the calorie counter said "You need to eat more" I cant really afford to eat all the time, or a lot of food. I have kids to make sure eat and I didnt realize how much food I was not eating. I sat down and considered it, for the most part I'd eat sporadically, and often times one time a day.

So, Im thinking "Wow, if I didnt eat much to begin with and have been gaining weight like a monster, what is eating and counting calories going to do to me? " Its a bit early to give up and Im a very stubborn woman. But I dont want to have doubts.

So, I plan on doing this. This is my personal goal: Do this for a month. See how it goes. If I continue to gain weight , I dont know what Ill do.


Day two

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I counted every calorie, every gram of fat, every carb that I ate today. Just like yesterday and for a while there I was still off. I had to go rummage through my fridge cause today I was 400 calories off . I dont get how Im not eating enough. I guess maybe not that Im aware of it , Im not really eating everything in sight. Then I went over my carbs ..eventually, eventually I will get this

I logged in to blog, I want to blog everyday. I might not be able to do that but often at any rate. I was surprised there where comments. Wow, the people here are really nice and encouraging. Iike that. I wish it had a like button like facebook does so that I could let the people who posted know I like and appreciate what they say.


Step one

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I think I have taken my first step into a new life today. I was looking for a free on line calorie calculator, and a friend suggested sparkle people. Well, I decided to join and here I am.

I've never really dieted before, I dont really believe in it. I believe in healthy life style changes. Basically if your going to change your life it shouldn't be a temporary thing . So this isn't a diet, this is attempt to change my life, lose weight and life healthy.

I cant really say what happen to me. When I was a teenager I was very active, in fact I was a martial arts competitor, I even ranked nationally. I continued to do martial arts through my second child. And after having him I lost all my prepregnancy weight and then some. I ate low fat meals, drank alot of water. I was so much healthier then.

My life started to unravel when my daughter came around. I got a divorce and was diagnosed with bi polar. For the next few years I struggled with medication, trying to find what worked for me. Unfortunately some caused sever weight gain. And my life was so busy, I didnt have time to work out. Add to that the people around me didnt bother with healthy diets and it was just easier to go with the flow.

Now I just turned 40, I had a baby last December and Im on the verge of more health problems. In 3 months, Ive gained 35 lbs. My hips and lower back ache due to the weight, and we wont even mention the pain in my knees and feet from walking. I always feel so winded.

Ive had enough. I look at the smile my baby gives me and I just know if I dont do something that I wont be there for him. so today was my first step. And it felt so good.

I counted everything I put in my mouth. And I got yelled at by the calorie counter! can you imagine that? how often is a person trying to lose weight told they need to eat more? Well, heres to tomorrow. Perhaps in a day or so Ill feel well enough to start walking agian.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TIG123GER 7/11/2012 8:38AM

    Welcome to Spark! It's a great community to rely upon when you need encouragement and a place for you to collect your own thoughts and talk through issues in your blog and with others in theirs. It is a great first step and one I know you'll not regret. Just take it a day at a time and try to start back slowly with walking. You will see change and you'll feel so much better about yourself. You CAN do this!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 7/11/2012 7:10AM

    You get what out what you put in, so my suggestions would be to jump in and start to spread the Spark yourself.


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NORMANDYBREW 7/11/2012 7:06AM

    Looks like you've been through a lot which is enough to push anyone off their path, but you are taking control of your life again which is brilliant - congratulations! My former partner was bipolar so I have some concept (from the outside only) of what you have to deal with. Good luck on your journey - live a healthy lifestyle for you and your little man.
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