I just joined SparkCoach!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Well, the free trial. But it's cheap enough that I think I'm going to give it a try for a year. I just cancelled a membership in a video site that costs a little more, so it won't even feel like I'm paying for it!
Looking back over all of what I've done on Sparkpeople, and that really hairy first summer when I did the diet, I realized that I wouldn't have been successful at all, if it weren't for Spark. I mean sure, anybody can count calories and track calories burned on their own -- but how many people would? I feel like I'm accountable to my Spark friends, to my teammates, to Sparkguy himself! lol. And I know on Spark, NOBODY is going to give me crap over wanting to make positive changes in my life.
The thing is, now that I have the tools -- and know how to count calories in versus calories out, I feel like ANY amount of weight loss is possible (I mean within reason -- I don't want to look like a stick figure. A girl's gotta have some curves!) But if I wanted to get back down to 120 pounds, and the doctor says that's okay -- I can DO it! It's all a matter of math, and taking it one week at a time, one day at a time, one meal at a time.
I can safely lose one pound a week, doing the math. And the thing is, I'm very rarely hungry. I'm eating MUCH smaller portion sizes and feeling ... not "full" but satisfied. Like, I'm not hungry, but I also don't have to open the button on my pants, ya know? And since I've been off diet sodas, I just genuinely feel better. I think those things make you crave salty foods or something.
Now if I could just get a handle on cooking, and get the motivation to do more resistance training. That's going to be my goal for the next few months -- just being consistent in weight training and cooking 1-2 healthy family meals a week.