Sunday, February 26, 2012
Except this time, I really am! I really am losing weight again. On December 8th, almost exactly 3 years after I started my last successful round of weight loss with SP, I joined a weight loss group at the YMCA and decided that I was just going to jump in and do what needed to be done. Since then I have lost 26 pounds - going from 266 to 240 - and have made some nice improvements in my body, my fitness level and my eating habits. I decided I can no longer be successful going it alone and that I really needed a weekly weigh in with a real live group to help me be accountable and it's really working for me.
I'm really into trying to become as fit as possible this time around. I have really been enjoying doing a variety of group fitness classes and when I don't do a class I'm on the elliptical or the treadmill. My rule is to try to go to the gym every day if at all possible - only excuses are illness (mine or Vincent's) or previous appointments. I've even been going after being in class/school all day. I really like that I can take Vincent with me and let him have some time playing with other children while I do something for myself that I enjoy and that makes me feel good.
I decided to log back in to SparkPeople today because I keep hitting these mini-plateaus where I don't lose anything for a week or two and it's kind of frustrating me and I need to figure out what to change to keep this from happening all the time. So I thought maybe I'd just check out SP again and see where it leads me. I've been tracking my food and exercise with myfitnesspal lately but maybe I'll try to switch back to tracking on here too. I'm so dedicated to this - my weight loss and fitness is now my main focus and priority (along with my Masters program and my son of course) and it feels good to be working towards my goals again instead of wishfully thinking about them.