Thursday, October 11, 2012
Today is another SparkCoach-induced blog. SparkCoach definitely succeeds in keeping me active on the site!! Today's action is to blog about the progress I've made and the healthy habits that I have developed.
I'm happy to say that as of Tuesday, I was down 5.8 pounds in 3 weeks following the Skinny Rules by Bob Harper, and tracking EVERYTHING on SP. That really is the key for me. Having both a plan and tracking helps me know what I'm putting in my body versus what is leaving my body.
Surprisingly, I've also found that the scale is not my sworn enemy. Because I track and weigh daily, I have almost instant feedback. I notice trends of what foods make my weight go up, and what makes the weight go down. For instance, I noticed after my Wednesday night "splurge meal" of pizza and fries, I actually lose 2-4 pounds by morning. While that continues to fluctuate throughout the week, and I only track my "official" weigh in from my weight loss meeting on Tuesday, I find it significant.
The pieces are falling into place nicely. What I read makes sense, and I can easily fit it into my life. I'm more analytical about how everything I do affects the scale, and how it makes me feel. Every time I stop and start my weightloss plans, more and more becomes clear. And I want this. I want to work at it. I want to struggle for it. And I want to keep it - forever. As Bob says, forget the finish line. There is no finish line, because if you get to your target and think you can give up, that target will disappear in no time.