Sunday, December 29, 2013
I reset my goals and the ticker tape. I lost weight last year, but hit a plateau for so long. I decided to reset everything like I'm starting over. I started the day after Christmas, like I did last year. I've come so far since one year ago, but now I want to get more fit, too. I'm hoping this will help.
I didn't eat very well for the past month, but now that I've started eating healthier and journaling everything again, my sugar cravings are gone.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I lost 32 lbs and went from size ten to size 6. I need to lose another 18 lbs, but I seem to be stuck, although I've been practicing maintenance. I'm very small boned, so I don't look overweight, but I really do need to lose 18 lbs. I seem to be stuck, and I gain and lose a few lbs. I'm thinking that I need to start a new ticker and review everything I've done before when I started last December. Have any of you done that when you got closer to goal?
Do you think starting with a new Ticker could help?
I'm trying to be more careful about weighing and measuring food. Now that summer is over, and I no longer have as many wonderful fruits and vegetables, I'm having cravings for casseroles and chocolate. I didn't have that for the first 9 months of the year, so I must be doing something different. I know that when I increase my protein intake, that helps, but I don't really like meat.
I determined from the beginning that I would stay with Sparkpeople and the nutrition tracker daily for at least 2 years, and now I believe I will do it for at least 2 to 3 years past my goal. I really like using Sparkpeople, so it's not a difficult to do.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I am still a work in progress. I vowed from the start that I would stay with Sparkpeople for at least two years to focus on better health. When I started, I lost weight steadily and then I hit the plateau. Even if this is all the weight I lost, it would still be worth it. I've lost 30 lbs and gone from a size 10 to a size 6 jeans. I really want to lose another 18 lbs, but I also want to keep it off forever.
I'm not skipping meals the way I did before, and I'm taking the time to mostly cook fresh foods. Whenever I eat fresh foods, the packaged foods taste like chemicals instead of food. The exception is Kettle brand chips, but they don't use preservatives. I get some of my food from a farm, but then I am in Oregon and farm co ops are popular here.
Since I enjoy using Sparkpeople, it hasn't been difficult these past months to just keep at it, until I hit the plateaus. I love the nutrition tracker, the articles, and weight loss tracker. I still only use the fitness tracker sometimes, but I am working on putting it all in there, because I really do love it, too. There are times when I get tired of the plateaus, but then I get encouragement from other members. I don't use any diet, just Sparkpeople, because I want to practice normal eating, not a fad diet that I couldn't maintain.
I'm a ways from wearing a Valentino gown, but someday.
Friday, April 12, 2013
I'm stuck at a plateau now, so I'm going over everything I'm doing. I went over portion control, exercise, fast break goals, and my own goals. I definitely feel better, look better, and have more energy, so something is working. The scale is bouncing around 2 lbs each way and back again. I was steadily losing weight for the past 3 months (I lost 25 lbs.), but now I feel like I've been stuck for awhile.
I put my bicycle in front of a TV so I can work out while watching the news before I go to work. I buy fresh foods every few days, and I rarely eat out. I'm drinking more water, instead of other drinks. I know that I need to increase my exercise, so I'm working on that.
I'm having trouble eliminating salt. I don't like it, but it's in everything. Any time I can find foods that are salt-free, I buy it. Even bread has a lot of salt, but I found an Ezekiel bread that doesn't have salt.
I'm not going to give up on anything, even if it takes 6 months to lose that 20 lbs. I'm not following any diet, just using Sparkpeople to eat healthy and track it, so I feel like I could do this forever.
Wish me luck on getting through this plateau.
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