Friday, December 28, 2012
I've been on Spark people since 7/6/2011 and I just keep putting off my weight loss. At first I only had a few kilos to lose but where I have neglected my body and fallen into the vicious cycle of eat, feel depressed, eat more etc. I've put on even more weight.
A few positive things I have managed to achieve that were on my goals when I signed up:
- I managed to get my secondary school degree via adult education. I'm so proud of that (The education system in my country is different to the American system)
- I did ballet for almost a year, although I gave up because I put on too much weight and wasn't able to fit in my tutu anymore.
Now I'm attending college and I've got exams coming up. I'm studying to be a teacher.
I think my biggest problem is that I make excuses for my bad eating habit. Over Christmas I ate a ton of food. Some of it was my grandmother, who is large, keep telling me I need to eat more although most of it was me just gorging on food I hadn't eaten in a long time. You see I went to England for Christmas which is where I'm originally from so of course the food there is different and I ended up eating things I can't get where I currently reside(Belgium). Of course then there's the wonderful roast dinner which I adore and even though I was full I kept going back for more. Even an hour after the dinner I was picking. My excuse was "but it's Christmas, I can lose it all afterwards"... I realize it has to stop.
I've signed up with a gym and I'm determined to stick with it. My mother has been going to the gym since September and has already been doing well to lose weight. She's nearly the same size as me! At least then I have someone to help motivate me.
I'll also be using the blog function on SparkPeople as a way of keeping track of things. I've got the mobile app on my phone so I don't have an excuse not to update and I even have a notebook to track what I eat so I can input it later. Here's hoping I can reach my goal weight by this time next year