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February - The Love Month

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Woo Hoo!! I finished the January Jumpstart Challenge. I am beaming with joy to have finished my first Challenge with SparkPeople.

I learned quite a bit about myself. Good and Bad. While I focused on getting active in the month of January - completing the daily videos and incorporating more cardio; I dropped the ball on the food. Now, I tracked everything - every single binge item I had. It wasn't pretty. I did manage to lose 8 lbs during the challenge, but probably could have lost more if I were not binging every other day.

I learned that I do feel better about myself - emotionally, mentally and physically when I move everyday. I felt good about being consistent. It wasn't easy, some nights I did my workout after 11pm but I got it done!

Mostly, I learned that I have a problem with food and that I need help. I am very thankful to SparkPeople for this revelation.
I now call myself a food addict and as of 1/26/12, I have been abstinent from sugar and flour. I found a wonderful food sponsor that I commit my food to everyday and I am accountable. I attend 12 step recovery meetings and I weigh and measure my food. Extreme, maybe, but I have found relief.

If it had not been for SP, I would not have gotten the help I needed. Without SP, I would not have been consistent with the workouts and realized how out of control my eating really was. I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February is the Love Month. I am going treat my body with love and kindness. I am going to continue the Spark and keep moving. I am also going to follow my food plan and nurture my body and soul. I hope you will join me in February by nurturing your body and soul.

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  • CANNIE50
    Wow, you have been busy. 8 pounds is VERY significant. I hope you take a moment to really acknowledge how hard you, and your body, worked to drop 8 lbs. Good job on the abstinence - as you continue to share information about your 12 step journey, I will be quite interested to hear how you are doing. I share your love of SP - as a matter of fact the last blog I wrote is all about loving SP, and dealing with binges. emoticon PS I totally share your committment to exercise as well - no matter how much I struggle with food, I continue to be a devoted exerciser, especially because of the natural anti-depressant properties of exercise induced endorphins.
    2238 days ago
  • IRP1114
    Great blog! And congrats on the weight loss. Keep it up!

    2238 days ago
    Good job! You can be proud of losing 8 pounds! That is a lot of weight to lose and a good accomplishment! Keep up the good work! I love your attitude!
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    2238 days ago
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