If I had a dime for every time that I've "started over" with weight loss, I think I'd be quite wealthy right now. Just for a kick, you could read back over my blogs to see how many times I've blogged about starting new! But, here I go again.
I haven't blogged on here in forever. Barbie reminded me that it was time for another blog! (Thanks, Barbie!)
I've been stalled (at best) with my weight loss. I've crept up 4-5 pounds from my lowest. I've decided (again) to go back to basics. Go back to the things I was doing back when I was losing weight. For instance --
Only once a Week:
These are so simple and so stupid I can't believe that I've gotten away from it.
I think I've decided to ignore the scale for a bit. I keep on telling people I don't care about the magic number on the scale, that I just want to look and feel better - but I still spend a lot of time thinking about the number. I stress about the number and get frustrated when I don't see my progress on the scale. Well, screw the scale! I'm supposed to be trying to look better. If I just focus on changing my body and changing my habits, then I should see results and the numbers should change by default.
I just "marked as read" over 1100 spark e-mails. I was absolutely buried! I hope that I managed to read the important ones (blog notifiers, spark mail messages, new posts, etc.). I hope that I can get back into SparkPeople. I miss all my friends here!
I've also been eating vegetarian once a week. Sometimes I call it Meatless Mondays, LOL. It's not for the reason you're probably thinking, though. I started to do it for a "low calorie" day, but it also feels like fasting to me. In my personal life I fast as a method to remind me to pray. So, at every meal when I avoid meat it reminds me of God. That's kind of weird, I know! I don't even quite understand it myself, but it feels good to me.
Anyway --- that was kind of random. Sorry!
I started bellydancing months ago. It might've even been last year when I started, I can't remember. It's a lot of fun! I love the earthiness of the American Tribal Style, so I'm having a blast. Whenever I get my costume put together I'll post it on here. I'm hoping that the extra exercise from classes and practice will develop some smokin' muscles and burn calories. Plus, my husband loves it!
Alright, well I guess this is enough for now. :)