Monday, June 17, 2013
Well, I've been using SparkPeople for just over a week. I'm down 10 pounds! Kind of. It feels a little like cheating since my first official weigh-in was at night, and SP rounded up. But I can definitely say that I legitimately lost 3.8 pounds since last Monday morning, and that feels great! My husband lost 14 pounds! So we're feeling pretty good.
The problem is that the newness of the program is starting to wear off, and of course we're not going to keep losing weight at this rate. So how do we keep motivated after the honeymoon period? I'm not sure, but I appreciate that SP gives us so many different tools for tracking our goals. If one thing is starting to feel stale, I can explore some other aspect of the program. So I just have to keep going.
And I think setting mini-goals will really be a big help, too. My first mini-goal is two full weeks on the program, which I will hit next weekend. My reward is a new pair of shoes! So I have that to look forward to at the very least.
I really hope we stick with it this time. It's hard to be too confident when I have tried and failed and tried and failed over and over and over again for the last 15 years! I've felt this excited about an exercise and nutrition plan before, but it's never lasted more than a couple weeks. This time feels different, but I've said that before, too. So be it. The only other alternative is to give up entirely, and I refuse to do that. So I'll just keep taking this one day at a time, one hour at a time if need be, and I'll keep hoping that this is the time I really turn my life around.
Today's going to be great.