So my first week of maintenance and I am up a pound! YUCK! There are just too many calories for me to eat at this time. Also, I have been trying the Raw food diet & good food combining, after a 2 week trip, I am wanting to get back to it, but I'm hungry all the time! So I am adding back into my program what I know works for me! 1 cup 1% Cottage cheese & 1TB. trader joes strawberry fruit spread. This has been my 'go to ' food since I started Spark People. It is not good food combining, but I REALLY need to have my hunger pangs back to normal. That is how I keep on track! I will still try to not mix starches with proteins, fruits alone & a TON more veggies & green lemonaid. I DO have SO much more energy..... but waiting 3 hours inbetween these mini meals is just too much! I have always said I will follow what my body needs. My 'real' comfort foods is what works best for me. I have broken several of my records, on this day #357 but as I say, "Oh! Well!"
Next week is my 1 year Sparkaversary. My goal is to be at my goal! Right now I am up a pound. So I will be focusing on getting back down & NOT worry about getting my gold star for eating perfectly, every day. I have made it this far, I'm not ready to give up now! My struggle with weight is not the losing it part. But STAYING here!
I was traveling for the Oscar events for 2 weeks & did really well. I was SO looking forward to catching up with my Spark Friends, while I was in Hollywood. That is where I go for 'me' time. But the internet was so slow & would blank out after I would write, bummer! Now home with LOT's of catching up to do, work wise. We are going out of town for a few days on business, so time to Spark is being crunched up again! I DO NOT LIKE THIS! Sparking is how I feel connected to my support system. By the time I get everything done, I'm ready to drop into dream land for my 8 hours. It IS what is best for me.
I KNOW we all struggle with time, I am going to quit struggling & just have fun doing what I can & move into each project with vibrancy & happiness & joy, that I have found Spark People, my Spark Friends AND Spark Radio. Playing at my Spark program is what is helping me be the healthiest I have been in decades! Finding ZUMBA; walking; hiking; swimming; Flash Mobbing; Pilates are all helping me with energy to burn for working & keeping our home up. I am SO blessed to have a home! There have been times in my life, I didn't. But that is another story I may just write a book about it!
Thanks for YOUR time reading this, your support helps me, even when I don't respond to you! I think of YOU everyday, all the time & as always, send you love!
Photos of Flash Mob, Hiking Hollywood, Oscars, & family visit in S.Cal.