Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I'm still following my mystery plan (and yes, you'll get to hear about it soon, I promise. And why you can't yet.)
It's working well for me. Today, I weighed in lighter than I have been since before getting pregnant. I'm almost afraid to track it... I feel great, I'm eating healthy things with lots of veggies, and I've not been following my program perfectly, but using the things I've learned at SP over the years and that this plan teaches to make substitutions that make sense.
One thing that has benefitted me here on SP more than anything else has been involvement in the community. Yes, I read articles, and click links, but I've learned more from my Sparkfriends and the people who share their knowledge in the message boards than I've ever dreamed possible.
I've made great friends in the process. I am accountable. I feel like I NEED to log in here and post my nutrition, because people are checking in on me.
I was looking in the mirror today, and I realized something.
I have a WAIST. And curves. Not the lumpy curves I've had for years, but actual, pleasing curves! That persistent gut of mine is still there, but it's smaller.
I like who I see. I smile more. I have more energy. I actually fit clothes I haven't worn in years.
And today, my husband asked to go to the gym with me. He's hit 240 lbs, and it scares him, I think. I'm trying not to bombard him all at once; I just asked if we could do that awesome salad thing once a week, and maybe focus on doing stuff like grilling a batch of chicken to reheat now and again. :) I'm not going to nag him about how weight loss is in the kitchen... baby steps. I don't want to overwhelm him and scare him off.
First we gotta get active!