Okay, so I have been treading water for two months now. I let that old sugar crutch get me back around Christmas and spent January fighting away that demon and losing the several prounds I gained from my lapse.
Febuary was sloppy too. Only lost a couple pounds because I still didn't want to commit to my program 100%. It is sooo easy to fall back into those old, lazy habits from before I started Spark. It is a humbling experience to realize that even after losing 70 lbs. and being here working hard for 7 months (in Dec.) that it only takes a week or two of bad choices to fall back into the old routine of eating what I FEEL like eating and skipping the workouts.
Well, you get out what you put in! When I eat well only a few days a week and workout only half the time, I just maintain and don't progress on my journey...period! I have to be willing to do the work 100% of the time.
So here I am. Still here...thank God! I still want to reach my goal of losing 100 lbs. by my 1 year Sparkversary but, I realize now that the two months I "goofed around" will make that dream take longer. I am not getting discouraged because I know that it really doesn't matter if I reach the 100 lbs. lost mark by May or June or July as long as I reach it.
My emotions and food choices have been a big obstacle lately so I have decided to pre-plan my meals as much as possible to leave the "guess work" and emotions out of it. If I plan ahead and don't make decisions based on what I am feeling when I am hungry, I can better control my nutrition and calorie intake. I will also go to bed earlier so I am not hungry late at night.
Second, my exercise has been spotty. I go to Zumba twice a week and do a workout video one day a week and that is just not enough to progress in my weight loss. I must workout everyday. EVERYDAY!!! No excuses!
My goals for March as follows:
1. Lose 12 lbs. in March ( I know that is a big number but, that is what I am shooting for and if I work hard I can get close.)
2. Plan my meals in advance
3. Cut out the sugar (not forever but, until I feel I can have a little and not crave more)
4. Exercise everyday!
5. Keep drinking my water and taking my vitamin daily
6. Socialize more with my Sparkfriends
Goal weight April 1st is: 215 lbs.
Let's get this party started...WooHoo!!! We CAN do this!!!