Saturday, June 02, 2012
Joining Sparkpeople has made me feel more committed to losing weight than ever. I've been at it for nearly 3 years now, and have so far done an okay job. Now it's time to step it up, and I feel I have a really great chance at it. I should give this new mindset a code name at some point.
Doing this determined weight loss thing, it's kind of invigorating. I've started jogging again which feels great. Ten minutes doesn't seem like much, but it'll be upped to twenty in the next few days. I've started going at night. It's easier, and there is plenty of motivation if I want to get home before paranoia sets in. My diet hasn't been that well this week, but I've made sure to walk/jog it off. And now that I've started working again, I'll be able to afford a gym membership. I'm always up for a longer workout that the machines can give me. Though I may limit that to a few times a week if my jogging gets better.
I'll be buying my own groceries too. And while that may not seem like a big deal, let's look at the big picture. I love eating right and healthy, but if the house I live in doesn't, then it'll be easier for me to give in and settle for whatever is around. I don't want to settle, nor do I think I deserve to. Which is why I've compiled a list of necessary food. It includes things like rice, certain vegetables, and fish. I'm a foodie; I love to eat. But I don't want that love to turn against me anymore. I want to be able to enjoy my food without worrying about it.
I'm doing this for a ton of reasons. I love me, but I think I can do better for myself. I want to feel great, and look great. And I'm really hoping to make it a life style choice. And, though I am focusing on me, I hope to bring a little inspiration to my surroundings.
I'll make it happen! XD