Monday, January 28, 2013
Well here it is. Not only am I one year older officially. But it's exactly 1 month to the day since I stumbled upon and joined Spark People. And I can't imagine my life right now without it. As of this morning, I'm down to 255. I weigh the same amount that I did when I got pregnant with my kiddo 8 years ago. GO ME!
I've noticed small changes in me as well. Of course the obvious change is that my clothes are starting to be a bit loose, my jeans especially. But I've also noticed that my eating habits have changed as well. Where before I could easily put away 3 slices of pizza. I'm content after 1 slice. When we go out to dinner, instead of polishing off the full plate of food, I definitely bring home left overs. I don't crave the cookies or the junk food that's taking up space in the cupboards. And if I do treat myself to a cookie, I usually have 1 or two and that's all I want, instead of the 4 or 5 I would used to eat. Even my biggest vice of homemade sugar cookies taste different to me now. I find now I'd rather have a bowl of grapes or some yogurt with pomegranate seeds or some other fruit in it. Ice cream? Who cares. I don't want it right now (of course I'm sure I'll be signing a different tune when it's 90 degrees outside and humid beyond belief). Hubby made cupcakes for me for my birthday, I had 1 yesterday and I'm good.
But it's not just me that I've noticed changes in. I've noticed Hubby watching what he eats more and I've noticed the kiddo snacking a lot less (and that's huge considering he's a growing 7 year old little boy) but when he does want a snack (and he's allowed to get his own snacks), he's making healthier choices for himself without being told what to snack on.
I'm not going to lie. It hasn't been easy. There's been days where I don't feel like working out, but having one of my best friends as a motivator and doing this along side me (even if she is 1500 miles south of me) has been an amazing blessing.
It's been an amazing journey so far this month and I can't wait to see what next month will bring.