Friday, May 10, 2013
So I'm fairly new to Sparkpeople, and fairly new to the whole losing weight and getting healthy. I started getting healthy over a year ago when I decided that I was tired of being overweight, and tired of my joints and knees hurting due to the extra weight I was carrying. I started swimming three times a week, and enjoyed every minute of it. That was, until, I got a bad ear infection and swimming hurt. I tried to stay active after that, but I really hadn't changed my eating habits, so I didn't lose anything. Well, then in September of last year my good friend and I decided that we were going to cut fast food out of our diet completely. I was eating McDonald's at least 2 times a day. So we did it. We cut fast food out. I haven't had anything from a fast food restaurant since September. Not even a french fry. I felt better, cooking good meals, eating more fish, less red meat. And I have to say I've stuck to that part of my getting healthy plan a lot longer than I even expected.
It wasn't until three weeks or so ago that I started trying to exercise again. My sister is the one who got me to join Sparkpeople, by way of joining an 8 week challenge where part of the challenge is eating more fruits and Veggies, drinking more water, and exercising at least 30 minutes a day. That has been the hardest part for me. I work at a laid back job where I sit at a computer all day, but I've forced myself to get up and walk around the building at least every 15 minutes, I ride the stationary bike almost every day. I wanted to start swimming again but I had an accident and got a large wound on my leg that has to heal before I can do that.
Anyway, the point to this blog is that while I enjoy getting up and moving and not being a lazy butt, I get disappointed easy, especially when I step on the scale and notice that nothing is happening. I've cut way down on the portions of what I eat, I eat healthier than I ever was, I do at least ten minutes of exercise ever morning followed by at least 30 every night...I know I shouldn't get disappointed with what the scale says, but I do. I know I need to stick with it, and I have a lot of motivation in the form of my sister and my best friend who is pushing to get healthy right a long with me. although he doesn't need to lose any weight because he's a stick. It's just so hard to change so much and see nothing for it.