Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Woo Hoo!! I finished the January Jumpstart Challenge. I am beaming with joy to have finished my first Challenge with SparkPeople.
I learned quite a bit about myself. Good and Bad. While I focused on getting active in the month of January - completing the daily videos and incorporating more cardio; I dropped the ball on the food. Now, I tracked everything - every single binge item I had. It wasn't pretty. I did manage to lose 8 lbs during the challenge, but probably could have lost more if I were not binging every other day.
I learned that I do feel better about myself - emotionally, mentally and physically when I move everyday. I felt good about being consistent. It wasn't easy, some nights I did my workout after 11pm but I got it done!
Mostly, I learned that I have a problem with food and that I need help. I am very thankful to SparkPeople for this revelation.
I now call myself a food addict and as of 1/26/12, I have been abstinent from sugar and flour. I found a wonderful food sponsor that I commit my food to everyday and I am accountable. I attend 12 step recovery meetings and I weigh and measure my food. Extreme, maybe, but I have found relief.
If it had not been for SP, I would not have gotten the help I needed. Without SP, I would not have been consistent with the workouts and realized how out of control my eating really was. I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February is the Love Month. I am going treat my body with love and kindness. I am going to continue the Spark and keep moving. I am also going to follow my food plan and nurture my body and soul. I hope you will join me in February by nurturing your body and soul.