Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I just got back on SP after getting fed up last March about my lack of progress since Xmas and feeling more or less like a fraud for giving 'pep talks' to others while I was doing so poorly myself. I just felt I needed a break from it all; SP can be very time-consuming, if you let it... and I did. I believed I could 'fly' on my own for a while. After all, I had read just about everything I could on SP, so how could I fail!
First, my back started to give me grief, so the daily exercises gradually went by the wayside. Then, the bbq season/outdoors parties started... To make a long story short, I gained back half of the weight I lost and I really felt lousy, both physically and mentally. I very much regret not to have kept up with the basic program, keeping my food diary and my fitness diary, even if I only did half I used to do. BEWARE! If you are at the point I found myself late last winter, hang in there. Don't ever quit!
So here I am, trying very hard to get back on track. BOY! Is it ever difficult. I lost that sense of urgency I had when I first started last year. On a positive note, I'm still 20 lbs ahead of where I was a year ago. I want to get back into shape and start losing weight again and I'm going to take it and make it one day at a time.