Monday, June 03, 2013
It has been 3 years since I started Sparks. The first year I lost close to 40 pounds. I went from 230 down to 185, which I did not stay at very long. Within the next 2 years I am back up to 200. Seeing the 200 mark is disappointing for me. Yes I am happy with the weight that I have still lost and kept off, but am very scared that I am on my way back up. Hence the "time to get serious".
As a single mom with two boys, life can get pretty hectic. Two weeks ago my oldest has graduated from the local community college and will be leaving for a University in the fall. Yesterday my youngest has graduated from high school. He will spend one more year at home while he finishes at the local community college to get is AA. With both boys growing up and soon to be out on their own, it is "time for me".
Time for me consists of getting back on track and focus on losing this weight again. I try to stay somewhat active but I lack in the strength training area. My focus will be on strength training and working that into my daily routine. I do stay active walking the dog, biking or walk/jog with a friend, yard work all which is easy to do in the summer. When fall/winter come around I will have to make sure I continue with the active lifestyle.
I will also have to watch the eating and be sure I am staying on track there. I think I am doing pretty good in this area but if I am gaining weight- there has to be more that I can do. Eating my fruits and veggies are very important. As my one son leaves and there will only be 2 of us here, things will change and in another year when it is just me, I am sure things will really change for me again then.
So what am I getting at? I have no idea, other than announcing to you all that I need to get serious and focus on me if I want to change things.
I have to also thank everyone here for being such great friends and being so supportive. I know I tend to "whine" a lot, which can be very exhausting for those around me- I will also try to work on that.