Well folks in November 2011 I blogged for the first time. (I am really shy when it comes to expressing myself it seems) Now, here I am trying trying again.
I have to say. I love this site. I know my journey to weightloss will take place while I am here. No matter what I don't give up. I may at times not be working this program to the best of my ability but I know this is the main tool that will bring me results while I continue through my trial and error.
I gained weight last year and I finally lost it again in September. I feel confident today that I can overcome my food issues. I heard this somewhere and for me it particularly rang so true. No matter what, you cannot out-excersise a bad diet. This is my problem, sweet and simple. I love fruits and I love vegetables and cook them for most of my meals. I also cook and consume all brown -- rice, pasta, bread. I eat good sized portions according to the recommendations but by the end of the day somewhere along the way, I will have picked 2 cookies, some ice cream, muffin, cake or whatever people offer that I say yes to instead of no. I know that I need to say no but somewhere I lose the resolve when it is in front of me. So no matter how much I exercised that day, how well I measured my portions, I destroy all my efforts in a slice of cake, and/or 3, 4 or 5 fun size candy bars which are around the office candy dishes. This is my main issue.
At this point, I feel a need to admit I have a sugar addiction. Admitting to this and surrendering is key, I am tired of this yo-yo cycle and I need to get off it. This is why I keep gaining and losing the same ten pounds. Today, is the day that I will say "not today". Just for today, I will stay away from the candy dishes and will can return the fun size candy bars people seem to want to leave on my desk just because.
Tomorrow I hope for good results as well but I can only concentrate on today so thank you to all my fellow sparkpeople. I am truly inspired by all of you, extremely grateful for your support and I hope the strength I gain from reading your comments, blogs, your successes, and spark people radio (which I love) will help me to effectuate the changes in my eating patterns.
I joined the Jumpstart Challenge, doing the video and elliptical workouts. I am tracking food everyday and feeling really good.
I will update you all over the weekend.
Again, thank you all for being here.
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