Monday, June 03, 2013
As May drew to a close and my 30 day streak of smaller portions is ending, I've been reflecting on how to continue my journey. I've been writing this blog in my head for 3 days shortly after I weighed myself only to discover a 3lb gain.
I've come a good ways in a year on Spark. I started in Twoterville and never looked back, thank goodness!
I had lost 25 lbs, learned to exercise every day, even if only for 10 minutes, I've gained a lot of muscular strength and toning, I'm drinking more water, clothes fit better, feel happier. My Spark weight ticker was down to 179 and I felt pretty good about that. After last Christmas I posted a 4 lb gain while struggling to get back momentum and better exercise weather.
My smaller portion streak was an effort to control my sugar-free streak, but I'm such a good detour-finder, that yes, I continued sugar-free and yes I had smaller portions, just more of them!
Here are things that I do easily and are already a habit:
Exercise and prayer time
Here are my 30 day streaks for June:
No scale for 30 days
Faithfully 8 cups of water daily
Faithfully do not eat unless truly hungry
Faithfully eat only until nicely satisfied.
I have to force myself to change the weight on my ticker to 186 to keep myself honest.
I know that playing Candy Crush didn't cause the weight gain, at least I HOPE not!! After all, playing with candy is sugar-free rather than eating it.
Over all despite my desire to be healthier, I'm pretty happy with me, my acceptance of myself imperfections and all, and what I've struggled through to get here. I know that's what makes who I am today.
"I wouldn't take nothing for my journey now" Maya Angelou