Saturday, August 14, 2010
Well, this is my first blog, ever! I'm both anxious & excited! Not sure what I am doing, but....I think it's much like keeping a journal, & I know I can do that! Okay, so I joined SP on Wednesday. Felt very overwhelmed! So much so that I almost didn't return. But, I know I need to do this for me. I'm overweight. I've been diagnosed with diabetes, and I'm on medication now. All not good! I told myself I'd be off the medication when I first started. Um, didn't happen. Got used to taking the med & now, well... it's the status quo. Not good. I've started documenting what I eat each day. It's a bit difficult because I can't always find exactly what I eat on the lists that pop up. So, I've been improvising & finding items close to the food item I need. It's working out okay. The tracking of food is going well. I visited the farmers market & have incorporated more veggies into my diet. Also going well. I feel more in control & I'm feeling empowered! Now, let me premise this by saying I haven't, as of yet, had to deal w/any stressors since Wednesday. I know me....I'm a stress eater. We'll see what happens when a little stress is thrown my way! Okay, so....food stuff is going okay. I'm logging on daily & it all feels right. I have a issue w/drinking my water & exercise still. I'm trying to get motivated in that direction...but I need to be patient & give myself time to acclimate. I know I should only weigh myself one time per week...but I sneaked a peek this morning...I've lost 2 lbs! Oh yeah, well...it's water weight, right? But I'll take it nevertheless! I'm feeling very optimistic & motivated! And, I just completed my first blog entry!