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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hello there Fellow Sparkers,
My weekly blog is here, for those of you who know me, or have been following my musings here on SparkPeople. Yeah, I'm kinda goofy, but losing weight is serious business and I like to lighten up the mood, (at least for my own benefit, if not for anyone else!)
Weighing my food, and making careful decisions, along with exercising and sleeping well has brought me to the weigh-in of today, and I LOST NOTHING!!!
Didn't gain anything, but I was disappointed that I didn't shed a single pound. I think....I don't know what I think.....why does this happen? Wouldn't it be logical if you take in less calories than your bodies need, then you would lose weight? Makes sense to me, and I should know the answer considering I've been trying to lose weight all my life. You'd think I know by know!!! Oh yeah...I forgot to mention that I went to a birthday party yesterday and the theme/food choices were Mexican! Ya...I like Mexican food. But in all honesty, I feel I did very well with the selections, and the portion sizes as well. I took a little of many different foods, and had lots of salad as a filler. It was kind of hard to determine exactly how much I ate, but I think I kept it to 1/4 cup of just about everything, except the salad. Lots of salad. No dressing. I know Mexican food isn't the lowest in calories, but Is it possible that one day's worth of "partying" could have stayed my weight to where it is? I really hate to think that I can't even go out to a party, or dinner somewhere without it messing everything up. But on the other hand....This is what lifestyle changing is all about. Learning to adapt to eating differently, and living with it at the same time. And I have been learning exactly that, this time around. Before I got serious about my weight, it would have been easy for me to have a couple of big, overstuffed burritos, along with everything that goes on it, and even extra on the side. But this time, I looked over the selections and thought in my head....Rose...do you really want to undo all that hard work you've been doing for the last 6-7 weeks? And the answer was NO! I DON'T.
I'm not discouraged that I didn't lose any weight this week. I am happy that I maintained, and very happy that my clothes are getting looser. These are all positive things that I reflect on in this journey to healthy living.
So, my fellow Sparkers... have a wonderful week and KEEP ON SPARKING!! emoticon

Rose
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