This is my first blog entry in a looong time. To be honest I don't even remember the last time I was on SparkPeople. However, what I do remember is how bad I've been doing on my quest to lose weight. I have realized how being accountable (even if only logging on a few times a week) can really make a difference. When I was using SparkPeople before I went from around 155 to 149, but I felt like nothing was really working, I couldn't seem to make myself stay focused enough to follow the rules and thus I remained at 149. Well I can do fine on my own, I thought, plus I'm busy and don't have time to constantly log on and track food and exercise. Well I was flat out WRONG. I am now 156.4 pounds, which is 1.6 pounds higher than last time I started.
I may be busy and now working full time but I can't keep using it as an excuse because obviously it have gotten me nowhere except in a worse position. I am hoping to get back on track and this time stick with SparkPeople even if the going gets tough. I feel like I've hit rock bottom (again) and am tired of feeling sorry for myself, and feeling guilty because I brought this upon myself. I am going to lost this weight because:
I DO NOT want to be embarrassed of how I look in a bathing suit come summer.
I DO NOT want to look in the mirror and want to cry.
I DO NOT want to be the chubby friend.
I DO NOT want people to look surprised when I tell them I used to be the flyer on the cheerleading team.
I DO NOT want to avoid shopping for clothes because I can't stand that I can no longer even fit a leg into size 5/7 jeans.
So in order to do this I have come up with a game plan:
Step 1: Relearn the basics
-I am completely restarting the Spark program from day 1 to relearn the basics I skipped over or have forgotten.
Step 2: Start regularly exercising
-I am going to start a couch to 5K program which I installed an app for on my iphone (it has it set up into a week by week program and tells you when to run and when to walk while your music is playing. How cool is that??)
-I started doing walking dates with my mom. (We live 4.5 hours away but we both need to exercise so we set a time and date, then call each other and talk while we walk in separate cities)
Step 3: Reminding myself to cook
-Start making my own meals (With work I constantly eat out or pick something up on my way home because I'm so tired) and planning a weekly eating schedule.
After these steps who knows where it will lead but the most important thing to be is relearning the basic, fundamental way to get myself back on a healthy lifestyle track. I appreciate all suggestions, feedback and helpful tidbits :) Also if anyone is Tallahassee would like to go walking together I'd definitely be up for a walking partner just sparkmessage me if you're interested!!