Sunday, April 13, 2008
The end of my first week as a Spark member, and it's going well so far. I didn't track my food for the first few days but now I've got the hang of it. And I am loving the extra calories I have available to me! I've tried so many diets where I feel so deprived, and inevitably end up going off the wagon and gaining more in the end. Especially with Weight Watchers, who now have those annoying "it's not a diet" ads that you see all the time. Yes, it IS a diet, because it's too restrictive and people are trying to lose weight too fast. I would get so frustrated with it as because after the first few weeks I'd only lose half a pound a week, and not the two pounds that I was aiming for. This time I'm aiming for half a pound a week, so if I get any more, it'll be gravy. If I get less, well, that's OK too because there's bound to be weeks when the weight doesn't come off, especially as I am eating more. I'm so glad I made the decision to stay in a higher calorie range, because I feel like I might actually be able to do this consistently. Slowly but surely I WILL get to where I need to be. My goal is to stay within my calorie range every day, get 10 minutes of cardio every day, and work up to running three days a week. I can do it! Finally I've learned what a realistic goal is, and that I need to start off with small steps.