So I started SP in February 2010 and ate VERY healthy and exercised EVERY day February through May 2010, and lost no inches and only 2 lbs. Went to the doctor and discovered a whole list of problems with my metabolism and how my body reacts to food, particularly carbs. Duh! I knew that, but everyone kept telling me you can't live on low carb, you have to eat healthy. Well, it didn't work. I wanted to lose 20 pounds between Feb and May for my Vegas trip at the end of May. By the first week of May I had only lost 2 lbs and was so angry. You can check my logs, I ate soooo good and exercised regularly. The trainer at the gym and my doctor couldn't believe it, they all kept saying I should've definitely dropped at least 15, if not 20+ lbs the way I was living. Anyway, in a panic I low-carb crash dieted (stick to what works, right?), and lost 11 pounds in 9 days, just before my trip. I was satisfied with that =)
Now..... since getting back, I haven't been watching my carbs. I haven't been stuffing my face either, but I also stopped exercising regularly. My gym membership expired on June 13, 2010, and the renewal price was double so I didn't renew. I wasn't tracking what I ate or logging into SP at all for that matter. I cook most of my food (mostly healthy, nothing fried, lots of clean foods, very little processed foods), and do not eat fast food, but my body is so sensitive that just a little starch or sugar (even natural sugar in fruit) causes me to gain quickly. So I really have to watch it, and I haven't been lately. And i went back to diet pepsi and drank much less water as a result. Sure enough this all took it's toll and from June till now (about 10 weeks), I have gained 20 pounds!!! GOOD LORD! The kicker was that my wedding ring wouldn't fit. So last night I decided to get off my fat ass
and DO SOMETHING about this. Just before bed last night I read this quote while browsing Facebook:
"Today you will look into the mirror and ask yourself; 'How bad do you want it?' From the moment you commit yourself to your purpose; every positive action will lead you to progress. Each milestone or achievement will become the next building block. Everyone you lift up with your grace will appreciate your endeavors. The world will open up and you will perceive her beautiful treasure."
STARTING TODAY I am going 30 days with no to low carbs to kick start my weightloss. I am starting (again) Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I will get on that treadmill every day for at least 10 minutes, and increase my time and incline as I build up endurance/resistance. I will cut out the "whites": sugar, rice, pasta, potatoes, and bread. I will add back in whole grains, fruits and veggies gradually. I will wean myself back off diet soda and commit to drinking at least 64 ounces of water each day. And I will make every effort to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
Today is the beginning of finally losing this weight! IT WILL HAPPEN. WATCH ME!