Thursday, June 03, 2010
So, here I am. My first SP-blog post in quite some time. What has kept me away you're wondering? Well, let me tell you that it was a combination of things. It began with my severe seasonal allergies in April, which led to me not exercising and then eating more. I am convinced that my allergies make me sooooo hungry! This has been a pattern for as long as I can remember, but this year I realized that I should figure out a way to either (1)control the hunger I have because of my allergies or (2)come up with healthy alternatives for my cravings during this time. So, that is part of my 'homework' for right now.
When I look back on the time I have lost it upsets me because I had lost 6 lbs and if I had continued for the following 2 months, I could have lost 6 more. But, no looking back. I'm starting over. I have 14 months before I turn 40 years old and I want to be at a weight I feel comfortable with. I want to have energy and dress in clothes I look good in. I cannot do this all alone though. I need tools. Part of those tools are here at Spark People. The support from members on my teams, the exercise ideas, blogging, the tools to track eating/exercise and new recipe ideas. The thing is though, you actually have to use these tools to help you succeed and I've lacked at that. A lot. So I am am making a pledge to myself that I will educate myself more on all the tools I have available and use them to help me achieve my goals. I hope others will read this and do the same.