Entering the 180's with a BANG!I got on and off the scale at least 8 times. I moved it all over the kitchen to different spots and its stayed at a steady 185.
I've been burning OVER 3500 calories a week through exercise for the past three months, I use a Polar heart rate monitor so I'm getting a good reading. I've stayed within my calories and fat but could not seem to lose any more weight. I was stuck in the 190's.
I went down sizes in my clothes, I am looking smaller, my scale weight would just not budge!
Before SP this would have signaled the end to my efforts. I would just figure I was meant to be this size and just gave up. But after seeing the amazing results of other Sparkers I KNEW this thinking was wrong. So I looked at my diet.
I generally eat healthy, I eat a lot chicken, a LOT of veggie, I drink my water. We don't deep fry anything, I use Pam for most of my cooking, not a lot of butter or dressings, WHY was I not losing anymore?
I know my body was changing due to all the exercise I was doing now, which is walking 5 to 6 miles mostly 5 days a week with some jogging for a mile or two.
I knew my body was adjusting due to years of bad dieting. I usually lost weight by not eating. I now know that was bad bad bad.
The most healthy diet I did was Sugar Busters about seven years ago, where I dropped about 35 pounds, I was not even exercising!! So it was not healthy in that respect.
I could not continue with SB, it did not fit into my families life style and cooking two different meals was getting expensive and annoying.
So I looked back at that and the one thing I did different then was use Agave & Splenda in my coffee, tea and food. So last Friday I went back to Agave. Well I tried Stevia in the raw but I did not like it so I went back to Agave.
Apparently my body approved because I went from 190 to 185 between then and now.
I was beginning to think I ruined my metabolism with all the bad dieting and would have to go to the doctors to find out what was wrong.
I had two strokes in 1999, two years of prednisone and a couple Cytoxen treatments, then four years of Imuran. I was afraid that my body was seriously messed up from all that. But apparently it was the sugar holding me back. I am sure that all the other things, the years of bad dieting & lack of exercise was a major factor, my body had to "reset" itself but the missing piece to MY puzzle is sugar. I have to watch my sugar because it messes with my metabolism.
So, WOW. I am just so relived to know its not a medical thing!
I love this place! I am so glad I didn't give up! I'm so thankful for all the encouragement I get from my SP friends who post on my blogs "Like" my daily efforts to exercise & healthy things.
I am really grateful to the Sparkers who have reached their goal weight and have stayed on here and still write blogs & post. They have shown me that you CAN reach goal and there is life after that, you don't just float off into a happy place where everyone eats pizza and never exercises again! Their experiences show me you can actually reach your goal, and I feel like they are helping to prepare me to live after I reach MY goal. I never thought I would reach that goal, every diet I started I set my goal but deep down inside I never REALLY believed I could reach it. For the first time ever I KNOW I can.