Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Yes, that's right! This is the third time I've started Spark People. And it is the last! I've been wanting to write this blog for a while now, but I was afraid I would fail! And then I thought, so what! I'll just start over again. And again, and again, and....well, I think you get it.
But let me tell you, my friends, I have not failed! I have been back with SP full force for 3 months now. I have not lost as much as I wanted, and I don't always get the fitness minutes in that I want. So why have I not failed? Because I am no longer on a diet! I am on a journey to live a healthier life.
The only 2 times I've gained weight did not get me down. Each time was only about 1/2 pound, but it was also after I increased the amount of weight I was using in my strength training. Easter is just around the corner, and believe it or not, I still have candy left over from Christmas! I eat it, but only about 1 serving a week. Sometimes I go even longer. The best part about it is that I try to give it away to my family, and they say "NO". They see me exercising and eating healthier, and they are now joining in.
I still have a long way to go, but I will get there. I still eat chocolate if I want, or have a beer or glass of wine. The difference now is that I account for every little thing that I put into my mouth. There are no forbidden foods. There are foods that I try to stay away from so I don't over indulge, but if I do eat them, I will count out a portion and have my husband take the rest away.
Spark People is a great tool, and has a lot of support. Come, join me. Get off that roller coaster diet you are on and and adventure on a journey to a healthier life. You'll be glad you did. I know I am!