Thursday, June 02, 2011
Blogging is such a treat for me. Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't do it because it puts the burden of reading it on all those who are subscribed to my blog, and what I write might be boring! But I've proven to myself that I need to stop taking my healthy lifestyle for granted - it's STILL not innate for me. I need to accept that it's okay to celebrate the good things that I do, to encourage myself to keep doing them.
Sooo....after my brief visit into the 140s a few weeks ago I messed up and quickly ate myself all the way back up to 156+. I am SO GLAD that I snapped out of it before eating myself all the way back up to square one, which for me always seems to be upper 160s/lower 170s. I actually was able to nip it in the bud this time, and I'm now back to the lower 150s, which is actually where I was for almost two months before the quick dip down to 148. Honestly if I stay in the lower 150s forever that'd be okay I guess - it's in the healthy range for 5'6" unlike the upper 160s where I used to hang out. It would be nice to be under 150 for sure, but it would also be nice just to be able to maintain a normal BMI.
Oh, many people commented about my friend who's starting to lose weight a few blogs ago, suggesting I tell her about SparkPeople. You guys should know that I tell ALL my friends, family, and coworkers (well...not all my coworkers, but the ones I talk about weight with!) about SP! The friend who is losing weight has actually had a SP account since 2009! She texted me this morning, seemingly out of the blue, asking, "What was your highest weight while with Jess?" (Jess=hubs) Unfortunately the answer to that is 180+. Funny, because when I first met Jess and was over 180 pounds, he was at his thinnest - barely 150, and I didn't think ANYONE would want me, I wasn't even trying to meet anyone. I like it when he weighs more than I do! Anyway, it turns out my friend was looking at my SP pictures and wondering how long it took me to lose my weight. She said she might start using the SP iPhone app and she might even come to my gym with me. And if she happens to be reading this (??????) - YAY! Hi! :)