Friday, October 08, 2010
So, here it is, a little over 3 months since my last blog. You might wonder where it is that I have gone, and I will tell you. To fad diet world. Yes, I was sucked into a "2 shakes a day and one healthy meal" diet and got no results. Now, it is not the famous diet you here of all the time, SF, it was of a different name, but same concept. I won't divulge the name, but I will admit the fact that I had no results, was not because of the program but because of me. I cannot do shakes! I am a food junky and I need food. Shakes don't cut it.
No matter if a shake can satisfy me, I still want some food. So, I'd have my shake and half a meal with it. I would much rather have a chicken sandwich for lunch than a chocolate protein shake. Sure, I would go for a week and successfully do the program but the snacking I did, would cancel out the great success I'd had that day. So, I decided to quit buying the shakes and just follow the concept. Basically, increase your protein intake and monitor your carb intake. Not a low carb diet but a moderate, logical amount. And, when I compared it to what Sparkpeople suggeested, it was almost the same. So, why not return and watch the success I can have eating real food and not shakes.
So, here I am with a few days under my belt. And, I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever done spark and reached so many of my nutritional goals! I am so excited! I believe that because of this, the next time I step on that scale, I should see a reduction.
I have even started doing the strength training and cardio exercise videos that Spark has to offer. I have not done that in the past. I have to keep it up. I am not meeting my exercise goals, but I never have. However, I am closer than I ever have been. I am going to keep increasing that to reach those goals as well. I am truly excited about this! I think I may have finally figured it out. Yep, it's only taken 9 years, but I think it will work.
Now, back to trackin' those goals and havin' the faith and determination to do it!