Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I have been away from Sparkpeople for a couple of months. I don't even really know how long; school and work have become the focus for me, to the detriment of my staying on track with losing weight, unfortunately. However, it's not as bad as it could be. I lost about 13 pounds during my time on sparkpeople last year, and I am pretty proud of that! I gained back about 5 or so since I've been away, but I guess it could be worse.
I've started working out more consistently again, and that feels really good. It helps mediate my stress from school so I don't take it out on my husband.
I think my main problem with this site is the consistent focus that I see on counting calories all the time. I just don't have the energy or the desire to do it. I eat as healthily as possible, I take my lunch most days, and I know how much I should be eating. It doesn't always work out as well as it should - I know that. I just feel like an outsider in this community because my focus is not only on losing weight - it's on everything in my life. Maybe I am visiting the wrong parts of the site or reading blog entries or message board posts that perpetuate that stereotype for me, but sometimes I feel like I am really not part of this community.
I'm not sure why I'm even posting this - I just felt like I needed to do it.