My 4th year on Spark People
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Today is my 4th Sparkiversary! I have been using this site for 4 years now as of today and it has made a difference. I have gained weight back, I am still struggling with food cravings and a terrible sweet tooth, but I have also made some substantial changes. I walk almost everyday now, I eat a lot of fruits and veggies and drink way more water. My eating habits are much better, I still have work to do, this is a life long effort for me I think but I feel really positive about the changes I have been able to make. For those of you really struggling, this is possible, I think small changes are best and the easiest to maintain for the long haul. I think my biggest struggles tend to come on weekends and when I am visiting my mom. I also am still feeding a family, and they don't always like the healthier alternatives so I give in and do things the old way for a bit. I have tried eating something different but that really doesn't work for me.
I have to say that the most significant change, and the one with the largest impact has been portion size and not going back for seconds. The recommended portions really are enough, I was amazed to find that they are enough!!!