Saturday, April 28, 2012
Okay so I had lost the thread of my whole weight loss journey and had ups and downs with it all for at least 2 years now. I changed the way I ate and exercised a lot. Then I weighed myself and the weight was no longer coming off (3 weeks ago). I hit a bout of depression stopped exercising, ate pizza, ice cream and all things bad, then 1 night when I was browsing through motivational videos on Youtube, someone mentioned Spark people and their tracking tools so I came here 5 days ago, well actually 6, but 5 of those tracking my nutrition and my weight and reading many other very helpful things.
I am not afraid to admit that I had missed this trick long ago and it was actually a Sparkpeople workout out video, 10 minute jumpstart cardio that got me into working out about a year ago now. I have lost 54lbs in total now and four of those are from just under a week ago of joining SP, so helpful being able to track calories, writing them down on paper never worked for me. I was eating so healthily, but because of the fear of not eating enough to speed up my metabolism I was actually eating too much.
Well the only thing I am struggling with now is working out, although today I did do a short 15 minute jog. I have been walking, but not working out and I do not understand why. I need to work on this, but my diet is now in check at least, so still smiling. Something I have learned is if I want to be healthy and not suffer the ailments of my parents later on in life, then I have to change my life now and I want to do sports with my kids and my other half, enjoy life to the fullest! When I have dieted before its been to be skinny and don't get me wrong that is a very nice bonus, but no longer my reason. I used to near starve myself and when I ate it was the wrong things, now I do it so I get enough to eat but the right things. Don't give up on your goals because you have a slip or are not losing, re-evaluate your nutrition etc and get right back into it, you can do it and so can I.