Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I've been on Spark since sometime in 2008. I'm pretty sure that instead of losing weight I've packed even more on. That's what happens when you don't stick to the plan.
So this time I've been trying to take a slightly different approach. Instead of thinking the ten years of weight gain (which is about 100 pounds for the record) I need to work off will magically melt away over night and being horribly disappointed that it's not happening, I've been taking things a little slower.
First I needed to master some of the really small, seemingly stupid things. I was not in the habit of taking supplements on a daily basis. I've had to train myself to take a multivitamin every morning, and to remember to take the vitamin B12 away from the iron and don't forget the vitamin D!
I feel that, even though it is less than three weeks or 21 days, I've got a pretty good foundation for that habit to grow on.
I've also started walking more. And more. And faster too.
When I first started walking, it was agony. My legs rebelled at having to be used for something, my feet protested and my ankles just felt like they would give out, but I've been walking a little more each day. Today it was about 8km total. Sure there are those out there that are running further, or others walking faster and longer, but this isn't a race. The only person in this competition is me, and regardless of where I place, I'm still going to win.
Today I logged my meals for the first time in forever! I may be jumping the gun a little on that... I'm still at the baby steps stages, so if I stumble, well... I stumble. But I know how to get back up again.
This really is a wondrous journey! I'd be happier if I didn't need to take it at all honestly, but I am on it now so I am making the most of it.
I wonder what else I will see on these travels of self rediscovery...