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New Year, New Start, Let's Try This Again!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I just turned 25 which is really scary. When I was 17 I made the goal to be fit and healthy by 20. When I was 20 I promised I would be by 25. Here I sit at 25, morbidly obese, back to where I started at 340 lbs. I thought I had changed, I definitely learned, but somehow slid back into the hole of unhealthiness.

I flew back January 1st. I used to love flying but having a big butt and squeezing it into a little seat has made me dread it. I push myself as close to the window as possible to make sure I'm not invading the seat beside me in any way possible. On the flight I decided that this was the last flight where I would have to ask for a seatbelt extender. The last flight where my legs would burn from having the armrest dig into them.

I've always liked the 10% challenge, it has been my goal for a while now, I just haven't done anything to get close to it. I make excuse after excuse on why I can't do something different. So I'm making myself one simple goal for this year: TRACK EVERYTHING! Even if I have a horrible day it doesn't matter. I want to be accountable to myself. If I go on a binge I want to have to write it all down. I'm going to pre-track as much as possible to avoid going over my calories.

I knew that Fitbit sync with Sparkpeople for fitness but I didn't realize until today that it does for food too. That makes me really happy that I just need to track once.

I joined the January challenge on Sparkpeople. Today's the 3rd and I haven't done anything yet (I'm using the excuse of travelling). I'm super sore today (have you ever rode in the sled of a snowmobile with someone else and a ton of luggage in -30 C weather for 30 minutes? Not the best experience of my life :P) but I'm not letting my soreness stop me. Since I am behind I am going to do three of the videos today to catch up. I want to exercise for minimum of 10 minutes a day and starting today I am also doing the Quickfire challenge again.

Here's to a new year, a new start, and a new me!!!!!

PS: I've been soda sober for 3 years!!!!!
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HSMOMX2 1/3/2013 4:52PM

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Here is the quote I like for this year. I hope it helps you as much as its help me so far. My choices is what makes me who I am Not the scales or anyone else. There is a lot of choices I can change like excuses. We all have them. Its just a matter of how long we let them stand in our way before calling them out and doing something about them.

Everyday is Day

Each day,
You choose:
what to start
what to end,
and what to continue

by Doe Zantamata

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NIXXI321 1/3/2013 3:18PM

    Oh sweetie, I am right there with you only 5 years ahead. In highschool I said by college. In college it was by 25. Now I'm 6 months from 30 (another "I'll lose it by then") and I already know that there is no possible way short of surgery that I'm going to drop more than 150 lbs by then.

The best that I can hope for is progress. I'm a size 22/24 right now. I was a size 18 when I started making promises. So for my birthday I want to get back down to a size 18. I won't be done by a long shot but it will give me another reason to celebrate. At this point I'll babystep as long as I get there eventually.

Good luck hun! emoticon

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TOPS-TORTOISE 1/3/2013 12:13PM

    If it's of any comfort, know that you are not alone. There are so many of us out here with the same story. It's the end of the year and we find ourselves right back where we started from at the beginning of the year.

We don't have to continue in that cycle. We are the only ones standing in our way. We can jump off of that merry-go-round and head in a new direction. Let's turn 13 into our lucky number. We can make it happen.

Congrats on being soda sober for 3 years. I haven't given up the soda yet. I drink sugar free soda, although from everything I've been reading lately that's really not any better. Gotta work on that.

Best wishes for success this year. emoticon

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SAM_FIT_2014 1/3/2013 11:59AM

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