Sunday, February 20, 2011
Okay, I'm not very consistent with blogging- that's putting it mildly. Heck, I've never blogged before. It's rather strange; so different from keeping a journal. I can't help being self-conscious about posting for all to see. But... I love reading others' blogs, and really enjoy the honesty and courage everyone has, so I am going to try. Even if it's a one-liner!
I started using SP in Sept. 2010. I actually joined a couple of years ago, but only to look up calorie counts, and never really bothered looking any further. But in Sept. I decided to track my nutrition, and set a modest goal of 5 pounds per month. I was right on schedule up to Christmas. I even met my January goal on Dec. 23! BUT... I could tell I was psyching myself out with worry that it was going to be hard to maintain that through the holidays. I somehow hit my first huge mental challenge, because since then , I've been floundering, and still vacillating between 158-161. Not good, because I've basically been going back to the habits that enabled me to be 70 lbs overweight! Prior to January, I was so focused on staying within my calorie range of 1200-1550 calories.
Evenings are the hardest, especially when the rest of the family grabs the munchies, but I am working on paying attention to my body's hunger signals, and not just eating "because".