Monday, April 04, 2011
...I haven't been here since October. So much has gone on since then and I have gained another 15-20 pounds since I was here.
I tried Weight Watchers - couldn't stand counting points, real calories make so much more sense - and failed, so I'm back here again. I also couldn't afford WW, and I love the Spark community.
I need to get down to close to 200 by my birthday and I can do it if I can lose 2 lbs a week.
I injured my back in late January and have 2 herniated discs so my ability to exercise is limited, but I'm starting a new physical therapy regimen on Tuesday that I have hight hopes for. This inability to do a lot of intense activity means I have to really watch what I eat in order to lose those 2 lbs.
I have a plan for when I hit the 217 mark by my birthday - I'm hoping to be healthy enough and ready to start the P90X system I bought for Christmas. I'm super psyched to try it, but my back can't handle it right now.
As for my non-weight loss life, that's been intense. My gf was diagnosed officially with Multiple Sclerosis in November, I'm trying to buy a house, and my health hasn't been great. But with all that stuff going on, I'm ready to take back my life and get my life (and my gf's) back on track so we can both lose weight and make a change for the better. Both of us need to lose weight for our health and physical well-being AS WELL AS emotional well-being, so we're starting this month on a weight loss and exercise journey.
I feel like I'm always starting over on Spark People, but this time I know I can do it because I have her support and we'll be doing it together again.
There is always hope when faced with adversity, and my hope is that we can turn around what started out as a crappy year into a year of weight-loss successes.