Monday, August 23, 2010
I've always been on the heavy side but when I got on the scale and realized I weighed as much as I did when I was pregnant 2 years earlier, I knew I needed to take action.
I started SP Nov of 2009. The only thing I did initially was chart my food. By the second day I was embarrased by everything I was putting in my mouth. That's when I actually started making smarter choices with portion size. I still ate whatever I wanted by just in much smaller amounts. I kept this up until Jan 13th and managed to lose 20 pounds - - - I actually lost over Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Unfortunately, my support system at home became less and less supportive so I stopped using SP but still watched my portions and managed to maintain my 20 lb loss for 5.5 months! The summer got stressful and I gained 10 pounds back and told my family that I was going to do SP and they needed to realize I wasn't going to back down this time. I lost 2.5 pounds my first week back!!
I guess my point is, don't try to change everything at once as it can be very overwhelming. Take small steps and don't be discouraged if you have a bad day.