Thursday, November 12, 2009
Today is my very first full day on Spark! Yay for me! I've already learned several things:
1. Apparently my 'decent' eating I thought I was doing is actually God awful. My sensible breakfast? A whopping 400 calories and LOTS of fat! Bye-bye sausage..I will miss you :(
2. Along with my horrible eating, I'm not getting enough cardio in (meaning 'any').
It's hard for me to fathom that I've gained 15 pounds since I left college 2 years ago. Guess desk jobs will do that to ya. At first, it was just a little tighter jeans, then the jeans wouldn't button without help from what I like to call 'the dance', then I went up a size.
When I got engaged and started trying on dresses, I knew I had to make a change. But with me that's easier said than done. I was set in my ways. A soda a day (at least) and ordering take-out. Then the dress arrived a month ago. When I tried it on, my eyes filled up up with tears. Not from joy, but because it was too tight, gapping and also hindering my ability to breathe. That was my 'Aha' moment. More like my 'oh my gosh what the heck has happened to me' moment lol.
Last night as I was grocery shopping, trying to find food that wouldn't contribute to the problem, I ran into an old high school friend. She was pretty big when we went to school together so I almost didn't recognize the incredibly trim and slim person that was talking to me. And she's even a pastry chef! If I was around all of that temptation day in and day out, I wouldn't be able to fit through a door, much less into a dress.
I am aspiring to be as awesome as she is. Let's see if I can do it!