Now I Know
Monday, February 18, 2013
I've been tracking my food for nearly a month now and this week has not been my best. I've averaged 2119 calories a day over the past 7 days, which is at the highest end of what SparkPeople tells me I should be consuming (2120/day).
I've mentioned my cookie habit before, and I'm very happy to say that eating warm cookies and ice cream every night is all but a memory. However. It's really no wonder that I gained so much weight over the past couple of years when I look at my calorie intake! And what I've eaten this week (particularly over the weekend) was similar to -- or even higher than -- what I had been consuming regularly before I joined the gym and SparkPeople. Last year at this time I knew I was eating much more than I should, yet I still wanted to believe that it wasn't my fault for gaining weight. I honestly thought, "Could I be pregnant?"
I wanted to avoid the truth.
I'm not seeing any big outward results at the gym, even though I enjoy being there, and though my stamina has improved for sure. I thought my pants would fit normally by simply going to the gym. It used to work that way when I was younger! But Iím not as young as I once was... and now making sure I keep my calories in check is also important.
Our bodies change as we get older and we have to find new ways of staying in shape and getting the results we want. If anything, the changes keep us on our toes!