Monday, May 06, 2013
Well yesterday I was moping around about my "nots" - not doing this and not doing that.... and I was wallowing about nearing 10,000 spark points and barely dragging myself across the line....
Well screw that! Today I put on my shoes and went out for a walk. 5kms worth thank you very much - so I moved my way across the 10,000 point marker and I feel better about myself already.
Tracked my vector cereal with banana and low fat milk for breakfast. Had some water. Did my walk... and had a good talk with myself....
You see its been 13 months since I started on Sparkpeople and in some ways I think I have made progress and in other ways not so much. But what is important is that I am much more aware of why I weigh as much as I do.... and that is now leading to making better choices at the grocery store. Better choices in the kitchen when I prepare food. And even though I am not consistent with the eating right and exercising I have to admit I did way better at it this past year than any recent years without Spark.
So putting aside that I lost 30 pounds and gained 10 back then gained and lost the same 5 pounds about 10 times over -- - I must admit that I am a bit of a slow learner. Yes I need to work on the consistency and commitment parts of my program. But I did check out my overall trackers and it shows that I worked out 60% of the time. Well that explains the lack of progress on my scale!
Now I know how to measure my portions. I don't buy processed foods. I eat my beans. I eat more fresh fruit and veggies now than I have ever eaten - even better than when I did WW. And I know from experience that the more practice I have at this the more likely it will be that I will succeed. So I will continue to practice and get better.
Commitment. Consistency. Well my friend said to me - heck you were able to quit smoking 16 years ago - from a pack a day to not smoking for years. How did you do that??? And now I have to go walk some more and talk some more to myself. Because really.... I quit the smoking addiction - - there must be some learning that I've put on the back burner..... that I can apply to now.
10,000 points. This was a milestone for me. I didn't think I'd get here. But I did. So now I will revamp the plan. Get moving again... and spend more time on getting me back into shape. .... no more doing it for others. NOw I have to do it for me...
Time to lift my glass of ice water with the lemon slice floating so elegantly on top and say Cheers to me!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to earning the next 10,000 points!