Hey all! So it's been over a month since I've written a blog post, which is so not okay! Actually, I've been really, really bad about coming on Spark people in general over the last few weeks. I haven't been tracking my food or my exercise, and frankly, that's just not okay.
I moved to Colorado on May 11 (yay!), and so far I love it! I got a job in a day care after being out here for only a week, I finally live in the same state as my parents again (and right now I get to live with them, which is actually really nice!), and it's just pretty fantastic out here. BUT, that being said, I'm pretty big on routine when it comes to some things. I'm a very spontaneous person, but when it comes to weight loss and being healthy, stuff like that, routine is key for me. And moving to Colorado totally messed up my routine, and so I have not been doing very well. I'm not exercising like I ought to be, I haven't been tracking my food, and I've been eating out a lot more often since I've moved out here. And I don't have as much control over what I eat for dinner, because usually one of my parents makes it, and so I end up not paying attention to the calories and serving sizes. Which is really stupid, because it would be easy to find that stuff out. I just haven't been. And I need to, big time.
When I first moved out here, I had lost a couple pounds after the first week or so, but of that weight lost, I've gained back about 1.5-2 lbs, which is not okay with me!! I need to be losing weight, not gaining it! And so now I'm trying to get my mental state back to where it was about 1.5 weeks before I moved. I need to track my calories and exercise. I need to get back on the message boards and in a buddy group of some sort. I need the support, will, and determination. And most of all, I need to always remember why I'm doing this -- to glorify God. And eating and not exercising like I should be is not taking care of my body like I should be, and therefore I'm not glorifying God with it. And so I'm coming back. I'm going to refocus and reestablish my healthy lifestyle. I'm going to make the necessary changes, and I'm going to find ways to make my new environment fit these changes, and vice versa.
But I'm going to need help. From God, and from you!