End of first Month with Sparkpeople
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Well its been 28 days. I still love sparkpeople. I'm down 13 lbs and feeling good. It has worked out so much better for me to be living rather than dieting there is a reason that word starts with die. I cut out sugar items, not sugar in breads, fruit, yogurt etc, just candy, cookies, cake etc. I also dropped fried food, fast food, chips, hamburger and the like. Anything that made me feel like I was looking for more before I even finished what I had. It was like a drug I could not get enough, had to have a steady supply and went into withdrawals when I ran out. My body tells me right away now when I have a food that is a trigger, my blood Zings my head goes ahhhhhhhh and I start looking for seconds and if there is non I feel like I am starving until the next meal. That's a great clue that I need to add it to my "I don't need to eat that food any more list". I can't believe how well this has worked for me as I am doing it because I want to be healthy and eat right not just to lose weight. Don't get me wrong I want to lose weight but I think healthy first. I have been being too big for my britches though because I have stopped logging what I eat so my goal this week is to get back to tracking every day, every meal. I also stopped drinking water I know I need it but am having trouble following through. Goal two get back to at least 8 cups a day. Now the biggie I have not learned to like exercise and it's like pulling teeth just to dance with the kids for 10 minutes. I have no excuse where there is a will there is a way but my will has gone on vacation. I work 16 hours a day 7 days a week. I bought a gym package and told the people I did day care and would bring day care kids with me to there day care when I work out. I went to take two of the children with letters of permission from parents and they said "Oh no we can't take children that are not yours even with a letter of permission". What!! I didnt hide the fact the children I would be bringing to care were not mine why did they let me spend that much money for nothing? I have kids all the time there is not a time I can go to the gym without at least one child. Very frustrating that I had to pay two months in advance and got a sorry there is nothing they can do. (Sorry just venting) I know that is not an excuse not to walk or do some other form of exercise I'm just feeling lazy when it comes to that portion of my life change. Goal three get on the stick, exercise daily even if its only 10 or 15 minutes. I won't let my own head talk me out of what I know I need to do. I will keep you posted on my progress. Oh yeah. People I am so so bad at answering peoples post that they send to me and commenting on other peoples posts etc. I want to be encouraging to you and I am thankful for your support. I am not making it goal number 4 yet to get better at that. I truly get a blank when it comes to trying to do that. I have no clue what to say and I don't know how to put up those little pictures like other people put up like thumbs up, way to go etc. Please just bare with me hopefully with time I will be able to do that. I am rooting for everyone and know we can all succeed. So I just wanted you to know, I do care, I do read your posts and blogs, I think you are all wonderful and inspiring even if I don't say it like I should.