Finding my way again

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Okay so I had lost the thread of my whole weight loss journey and had ups and downs with it all for at least 2 years now. I changed the way I ate and exercised a lot. Then I weighed myself and the weight was no longer coming off (3 weeks ago). I hit a bout of depression stopped exercising, ate pizza, ice cream and all things bad, then 1 night when I was browsing through motivational videos on Youtube, someone mentioned Spark people and their tracking tools so I came here 5 days ago, well actually 6, but 5 of those tracking my nutrition and my weight and reading many other very helpful things.

I am not afraid to admit that I had missed this trick long ago and it was actually a Sparkpeople workout out video, 10 minute jumpstart cardio that got me into working out about a year ago now. I have lost 54lbs in total now and four of those are from just under a week ago of joining SP, so helpful being able to track calories, writing them down on paper never worked for me. I was eating so healthily, but because of the fear of not eating enough to speed up my metabolism I was actually eating too much.

Well the only thing I am struggling with now is working out, although today I did do a short 15 minute jog. I have been walking, but not working out and I do not understand why. I need to work on this, but my diet is now in check at least, so still smiling. Something I have learned is if I want to be healthy and not suffer the ailments of my parents later on in life, then I have to change my life now and I want to do sports with my kids and my other half, enjoy life to the fullest! When I have dieted before its been to be skinny and don't get me wrong that is a very nice bonus, but no longer my reason. I used to near starve myself and when I ate it was the wrong things, now I do it so I get enough to eat but the right things. Don't give up on your goals because you have a slip or are not losing, re-evaluate your nutrition etc and get right back into it, you can do it and so can I.
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  • GO19LBS2GO
    thank you for your support, today was even better I did thhe 10 minute jumpstart cardio, then 20 minutes hard ab training, finished up with a fair few push ups then some stretching, I feel great and as though I am getting right back into it.

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    2095 days ago
    Welcome to Spark and I'm glad to see that you're blogging. I'm also glad that you've already started getting in some fitness minutes. Walking is a great way to burn some calories, even if it was for just 15 minutes. After all, reaching your health and fitness goals won't happen overnight. Pat yourself on the back for already starting to become a whole new you.

    Keep up the momentum!


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    2096 days ago
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