Thursday, April 05, 2012
I feel good.
Well here I am finally writing on Spark once again. It has been a long time. Many of the “demons” that plagued me in the past are gone and I am feeling good. Ive significantly diminished the amount of alcohol I drink, Im not working out but I am walking a lot, Im eating healthy and my weight is down more than it has been in a very long time. Im finally well below the 200 club. Woot woot !!!!!
It is funny how hung up we get on certain things. My hang up was that 200 number. However, several years ago, I sailed passed that mark and was never disgusted enough to put a stop to it. At my max, I hit 217 – at 5’2 (yikes).
I tried various plans and worked on this off and on for a few years of working out, dieting, and fighting I finally gave up. I took almost a year off without looking at the scale. I ate healthy worked out ok, my weight remained stable. I then had a long talk with my sister and she encouraged me to try the HCG diet. In the past, Ive flamed the diet as unsafe and unhealthy but I wanted quick results – well I got them. I did one 40 day and lost 20 pounds. I took two weeks off, ate pretty much whatever I wanted except sweets and simple carbs and kept the weight stable. I am enoucraged with my ability to keep a stable weight and am now working towards getting it down.
Im now in a 21 day cycle and I have lost 10 more thus far. This is excellent. I am so very encouraged by the thought of “resetting” my set point. I have a long way to go, but here’s hoping !!!!!
Good luck to you all and I wish you well in finding the path that works for you.