Being a Good Sparker--Breaking the Silence
Thursday, June 20, 2013
I am breaking the silence with my blog post today.
It's been several months since my last post. My how time flies!
The good news is there has been no major drama behind my silence. It's been more about being lazy and apathetic.
While I still log in and loosely follow Sparkpeople most days, I've not taken weightloss/healthy living as seriously as I once did.
My exercise has fallen off (I do it less often and less intense than in the past), I've stopped measuring my food, and I make too many exceptions if I want this or that. I know what I need to be eating and need to be less loose about it.
I've simply fallen out of the habit of being a good Sparker! I need to get my Sparking mojo back...
On the positive side, I have had no major weight gains since I've lost my mojo and I am still an "ok" sparker.
I even recently went to the doctor who recommended that I consider weigh loss surgery about a year ago. He commended me on my weight-loss to date, said my numbers looked good, and backed off on the recommendation of surgery. Woo hoo!
Still-- I need to up the ante. I need to keep losing weight. Doing so will make me a healthier person who feels better in her own skin.
The key, I think, is getting back in the habit of being a good Sparker.
For me this will require re-committing to Sparking and.
Today, I publicly re-commit to be a better Sparker. I pledge to exercise more, and eat more mindfully, and lives a more healthful life.
Sounds good, but I need to commit to the habits:
--Log into Sparkpeople EVERYDAY and track;
--Commit to stay within my calorie range;
--Committ to at least 30 minutes of real exercise daily;
--Write in my Spark blog more regularly.
What about you? Have you been a good and steady Sparker all this time? If you've lost your mojo, what do you do to get it back?