Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Back in March 2009, I joined Spark. I logged my food diligently, stayed within the prescribed calorie range, met my nutrient counts, exercised moderately and (surprise) I lost the weight I wanted to! I was thrilled and impressed with how easy it was! Then June rolled around....we went on vacation, the kids were home all day, and I wasn't able to log my food as precisely as I had for the past 3 months. Hmmmm, what happened next? The pounds came back, quickly and mercilessly. Every week I would vow to stop snacking, be better about meeting my nutrient quotas, and LOG MY FOOD! Every week, it was the same...I'd log healthy breakfast and lunch, then I would fall apart as the afternoon rolled around. I kept gaining weight even though I was still keeping up with the cardio.
Now, mid-September, the kids are back in school. I am going to pay attention! I will log my food again (EVERY BITE) and try to eat only nutrient dense foods. Well, maybe a brownie or cookie here and there- but I will LOG THEM! I will lose these 5 pounds that have snuck their way back onto my thighs, and I will banish them for good. This is not a diet, it is a live-it, and it's necessary for my physical, mental and emotional well-being!