Saturday, March 30, 2013
This is officially my 3rd day back on spark and this is my first blog.
Funny, but I usually commit, start out and within a few weeks life happens and I find myself drifting away, not seeing the progress I'd like quick enough, excuses, holidays, birthdays, vacations, you name it. I gain a pound here or there and then I am done - ashamed that I cannot lose weight successfully.
Well - here I am again. Trying to commit to blogging this time - perhaps it will help me get over that frustration and shame when I backslide and help keep me on the path.
I am tracking every morsel of food that goes in my mouth. I am journaling what I eat, when I eat it, even my moods when I eat. I am trying to ease back into exercise. I started walking. Hokey Pete! I could barely walk for 30 minutes at about a 3.2 pace.
I decided instead of punishing myself and shaming myself into walking at a pace I am unable to manage, to slow the pace a bit. I am on day 3 of walking. Today was able to get on the treatmill at a 1.5% incline and walk at 3.5 for a mile. I did have to stop halfway through to stretch due to some cramping, but was able finish. My goal is to get through the full 17 minutes without stopping. When that happens, I will up the pace.....
So Hi everyone, good to be back, making positive choices......