Starting over (again)
Monday, September 10, 2012
I'm so tired of starting over with my weight loss efforts. It seems as if every time I turn around I run into a giant road block. I guess, if I want to be honest with myself, I'm making excuses and using them to my disadvantage.
I started on here a few months back and I was making progress for the first time in nearly 2 years. I was feeling great and getting some exercise several times a week. I had lost about 8 pounds and I was loving it!
Back in July my family moved to a new city. I'm less than 20 miles from the last city we lived in, so we didn't move too far away. It was rough though. I felt like I was doing the entire move by myself. I wasn't, but my boyfriend works a full time job and I'm staying at home with the kids (for now). My healthy eating and exercise got put on the back burner.
For 2 weeks we didn't have a fridge, so everything I was eating was junk because we couldn't preserve any food for more than a day. I know, it's just another excuse. I got lazy and couldn't find the energy for myself at the time.
It's now Sept. and my kids have started school. I've realized that gaining back the 8 pounds I lost, plus several more, is not where I want to be in life. So I've started back here on SparkPeople. I want to be more active in the site and make sure that I log everything I do. I need to also make sure I log the food I'm not proud of!
For my Birthday last month I got a Playstation Move and Just Dance 3 game. I'm still struggling with exercising in the heat. I'm slowly making progress. Today was the first day that I managed to not only stay within my calorie range, but just a bit under!