Monday, April 12, 2010
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was a blast! My cousin's wedding was delightful. Fun and energetic and the food was great too. A bit too good heh heh.
So I exercised all last week. I'm proud of myself. I pretty much maintained for the entire week. So I can accept that.
However I am a bit troubled by it. It seems like my previous two week eating frenzy has my weight loss stalled. This seems to always be a pattern for me. I only seem to lose about 20 pounds or so and then I'll either quit the diet and gain it back or it will stall and the last stall lasted about four years or so. I don't want to wait four years to get to goal, especially with my own wedding coming up.
I deal with my own personal issues regarding my own personal diet and when I say diet I mean my eating patterns. Everyone has to find their own balance, their own program and process. It is unique to each person because our lifestyles are so different. What works for one lady isn't going to work for another.
I've had people who tell me, just make your mind up to do it and do it. Well I'm doing it my way! If it were so dang easy, we'd all be the perfect weight. I have addiction, emotional eating issues, hunger issues, and I tire easily. My body doesn't absorb nutrients like normal digestive systems do because I have malabsorption issues. Sometimes eating healthy can make my stomach turn just like bad foods can. Sometimes I can't exercise because I'm so gassy that my heart beats terribly out of whack. I have to sit and rest until the gas goes away. It's different for everyone. That's the most important thing I've learned about this site. You have to choose your own path to healthy. Fit it in but in the way that works best for you.
I'm returning to the program that I've been the most successful with in all my years of dieting: Weight Watchers. I was doing etools for a while but I've decided to attend the once per week meetings. They have a center here with meetings everyday of the week. I want some personalized group support. I think it will be nice to have my meetings as a hobby, something to look forward to each week. Toss my scale aside and let them keep me accountable.
I'll still post and blog here on Spark. I love the tools here. It was here that I've learned about the benefits of protein and will use those in my daily eating. There are alot of WW teams here that use both Spark and WW together. I'll be one of them.
I love spark and all my spark friends. I want to be your support as you have been for me. I thought about OA but I love WW. It's always been a positive experience for me. There is cost involved but I'm willing to pay what I need to pay to take care of me.
My next fun event is Susan Komen Race for the cure 5K. I will still continue this week with my daily lunch walks and will probably add two more miles after work each day. I am looking forward to the walk and will post all the details. Hopefully I'll get to meet Paula Deen, or see her at least!
Thanks to the Jennifer Hudson campaign, registration for WW this week is free, so that's a cost saver!