Okay, so I've decided to take the plunge and try blogging here at SparkPeople.
(I like pictures, so above you see one of my recently finished craft projects.)
I have been blogging out there in blogland for the last five years. I share
my crafts, and whatever else on my blog 'life in my studio'. But, because
it's primarily about my crafting, I keep it light and happy. I think blogging
here will be good because I can share both difficulties, and successes
with others who are going through the same thing I am.
I joined SparkPeople about two and a half months ago, and was doing really
good with my weight loss....sailing along, feeling positive, and then two weeks
ago, the weight stopped dropping off. Now, I know this happens, but I was not
I couldn't figure out what I was suddenly doing wrong, and then it hit me.
I've been having a really painful flare-up with the arthritis in my left knee,
and a couple of weeks ago, I finally couldn't take the pain any longer, and
started taking regular doses of ibuprofen every day. After a little research,
I read that ibuprofen can cause water retention, weight gain.
After some thought, I decided I would rather live with the
pain than not lose the weight. I have started using an ice pack and a
heating pad, so we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, I weighed in this morning and was down 1.4 lb.
I really love it here at SparkPeople, and appreciate the new friends
I have met, and the support they have given me.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!