Tuesday, September 24, 2013
It's time. I just spoke with a health coach associated with health incentive plan through work. I talked about my involvement with SparkPeople since April and my weight loss since then. I identified my need to start moving. Starting today, my new goal is to walk a mile 5 days a week. Starting today. My dogs will love it and I will. too. For reasons I don't really fully understand, I just haven't wanted to do this. I haven't wanted to keep these dates with myself. Maybe I haven't regarded myself enough (I'm sure that's the case). And, then, too, I have believed that I don't have time.
I DO HAVE TIME.
THE TIME TO START IS NOW.
ONE MILE FIVE DAYS A WEEK.
KEEPING THIS DATE WITH MYSELF.
CHECKING IN WITH THIS COACH NEXT MONDAY AGAIN.
I am also changing my goal around water from 8 glasses a day to 12 glasses a day.
Friday, September 20, 2013
That's *almost* a stick of butter.
Ever forward. I don't have alot of punch, but it is my priority to track and stay in calorie range.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
I lost 4/10 of a pound in the last week and I am going to call that alright. I have not lost a great deal since starting. *But* I am consistently losing, and I haven't missed a day in tracking, and I am blogging and interacting.
I looked back over time, when I have variably checked in with SP since October 2009. I weighed 270 then. I got down to 252 and then stopped. Over the next two years I gained 36 lbs, climbing up to 288 -- my highest. That was in April 2012. So, finally, when I started *this* time, almost 5 months ago, I weighed 280. Today, I weigh 262.4.
I have learned to count more than numbers. This is for the long haul. I am getting divorced and I am on an emotional roller coaster. I have a new job. I am a student in a degree program. And I have very little contact with my family or origin. I feel alone in my real life. But I am so very happy that I am tracking and losing slowly. Previously, I would be "out there" not taking care of myself.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I just have to say thank you to everyone who responded to my last blog and also for everyone who shares their story on these pages. I received such great feedback on my last blog and I did begin to take note to measure and weigh -- rather than guess. And to drink more water. And also to step up to more exercise -- although I still have a lot more to do here. I was also encouraged to stay on the path - which I did WITH THIS SUPPORT.
The scale is moving. I am losing again.
This is not an easy time in my life, but I taking care of myself and losing this weight. Thanks, everyone.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Well, I'm glad to be consistent in tracking and most days I am at `1300 calories. Sometimes somewhat less, sometimes a little more. But, my goodness, I should be losing something! I mean, I weigh 265.2, and have for some time now. My BMR is higher than my intake - so I wonder what is going on..... I am stressed. I am *not* sleeping well, sometimes my water is down a little, and my exercise could use a boost. But - really, I ask myself - I'm been tracking and following this since mid April, and I have lost only 15 pounds. I ask myself, for someone as heavy as me -- should I not have lost more already?
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