Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I joined Spark People November 13th and started using the food and activity tracker on the 14th. I wake up and log in, I am meticulous about tracking everything. I have been going to the gym, eating right and collecting sparkpoints with all the gusto of a newlywed trying to be a perfect spouse. I have lost 7 pounds in 2 weeks. I got a fitbit. I found workout buddies. I plan every meal and snack. I measure and weigh all my foods. These are all great things to be proud of. I have been working hard to adopt healthy habits and I can see a difference. Yet, there is this fear in the back of my mind. When will the honeymoon end? Will I lose my gusto? Will I get down the first week I don't see a smaller number on the scale? Will Christmas derail me and if so, will I get back on track the next day, week, month, or year? I have lost large amounts of weight before but something always happened. I lost my motivation, I got frustrated, I got lazy, I kept telling myself, "I'll get back on track tomorrow, next week, when this or that day is over." I am hoping that being active here and with more support in my personal life that this time I will stay on track or if I slip up, I'll get back on track the very next day. I still have hope...As long as I have hope, I have dreams. As long as I have dreams, I have a goal to work towards. As long as I have goals, I have something to keep me busy! What can I do that would give me a kick in the butt to get back on track if I fall off the health wagon? It came to me....blog! I'll put my fears, successes, and failures out here for others to read. So, when I need a cheerleader, celebration buddy, encourager, or drill sergeant, please be there for me! I'll do my best to be there for you too! Thanks Spark People! I'll just keep on enjoying my honeymoon!