amazing the difference 7 pounds makes...
Saturday, February 13, 2010
When I first joined SP, my goal was to get to a 125... then a 120... then 115... then 110... never ever did I think after having 4 children I'd be this tiny again.... and to get down to a 107 was just shocking to me.
Of course a 107 is considered underweight, so I had to gain a little - I then stayed in a 108-110 range for well over a year... and I was so proud of myself. I felt awesome in my new wardrobe (of all tiny form fitting clothes) My teen daughter is constantly going through and "borrowing" MY clothes every day.
Well, I guess I got to "comfortable/confident" with my long term success that with our hectic holiday/winter schedule - and I stopped working out... now don't get me wrong, I still stayed somewhat active - but I wasn't doing my normal running and full 60-90 minute workout 3-4 days a week like I had done.
My last "real" workout was Oct 3, 2009 (ouch)
Then in December, I stopped weighing and tracking my foods.... I'll admit it was nice not having to run to my computer several times every day to track my food or input something I hadn't had before or having to input a recipe on something I made....
then in January I took up baking OUCH - I started making the most delicious breads, homemade baked donuts (using mashed potatoes LOL), homemade pretzels, breadsticks , dinner rolls, homemade pizza, ect.... the more I made, the more the family wanted me to make....
Fast forward to now... Even though I wasn't working out and I stopped tracking my foods... I still did my WI every Monday afternoon... and I slowly watched the numbers go up:
12-21-09: 111.8 (after our family Christmas Party)
12-28-09: 112.4 (this was the first week after I stopped tracking my foods)
Ok sorry but I wanted to show you how easy it is to put on weight... and just a tiny bit at a time DOES add up - and let me say, the difference in how my clothes fit and how I feel at 108 vs 115 is huge.... My belly is jiggly, my pants/jeans are tight, my shirts are too tight (I had to wear a jacket over my shirt to my nephews birthday party last week) I have had little to no energy.
My husband and I worked so hard together on our weight loss journey and our new healthy lifestyle... and he too slipped away like I did... and we both have been miserable. I gained only 7 pounds - but he gained back nearly 15....
So last night we said we are BACK... Today we did our first real workout since Oct 3....
We did a short one, only 55 minutes vs our normal 70-90 that we used to do.... and it felt GREAT!!! We both felt so much better today...
and starting tomorrow we'll be tracking all foods again (I actually started tracking again today)
We also decided that we are going to try something new... we're going to start getting up an hour earlier every day and do a 55-60 minute workout before the children get up.... one of the reasons we've not worked out is time and 4 children... not easy to workout with 4 children....
but we were talking and instead of 3-4 days a week doing a 70-90 minute workout, we're going to do 5-6 days a week and do a 55-60 minute workout... each day we'll target a different part of the body (upper, lower, core ect) Today's shorter workout was really encouraging to us both... as always, one of us does cardio while the other does ST and then we switch (we have a full home gym - practically everything) We're really encouraged and motivated to get back on track again! We're BACK!!
I told the family that I'm only going to bake ONCE a week from now on... because all that baking is not good for our bellies LOL (when I say bake, I'm talking the bread type items that they love me to make)
anyway sorry this is long - but I wanted to record this for myself and for others.... I took a Spark Break for awhile, but I'm back! And this time I'm not leaving - at least not for that long again!!
Here's to getting back to my range of 108-110 and fitting back into my clothes again!!!