Saturday, February 05, 2011
Thank you to everyone for your comments on my blogs these past several days. I have been super busy and have not had a chance to respond to everyone individually but your comments, and knowing that you took time from your day to read them, are very appreciated.
I've been on SP for 5 weeks now. My accomplishments:
I've lost an inch or two around my waist & hips; I've lost 17-18 pounds; I've defeated the scale gremlins in vicious hand to hand combat. OK, maybe not the last but I did overcome a mini plateau because the gremlins knew I would take them if it came to vicious hand to hand combat.
I've got a lot of new Spark friends who offer encouragement and for whom I try to do the same.
I do my time on the treadmill regularly...and hate every second of it but I still do it. I've tried Zumba, yesterday was my second class & it does get easier. I've faced my 12 year old daughter in a dance off on the Wii game Just Dance 2...and danced her backside off to take home the Dancing Queen crown!
I (mostly) cleaned out my bedroom to create a "sleep haven" and improved my sleep. I drink all my water just about every day. I've stayed under my maximum calories every day and incorporated daily exercise into my schedule. I get to bed on time and clean the litter box daily, for which my cats are grateful. I cook more, and healthier.
I'm still feeling very positive that I can do this, despite some minor bumps that in the past would have sent me into a downward spiral of overeating and weight gain (or maybe that would have been an upward spiral to match the numbers on the scale).
Thinks I need to work on:
*finish cleaning out my bedroom
*getting enough fat/protein/calories every day (does anyone else have trouble reaching their MINIMUM daily calories? I've done it maybe 3 times so far, otherwise I'm always below the minimum)
*improving my willpower - I like food, and I enjoy the act of eating. I don't handle restrictions well so I need to plan ahead more to incorporate SMALL indulgences regularly so I don't feel deprived & binge
*more interaction with my Spark Friends
*more interaction on my Spark Teams
Unlike in the past where I've been on my own trying to lose weight & get healthier this time it is working.
P.S. I did not win the chili cook off yesterday but the 1st & 2nd place winners are both in my department so I get to bask in the reflected glory. Plus I got to try some pretty awesome chilis and cornbread.