Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In my Spark Coach lesson yesterday it talked about changing the things that got me to this spot to begin with. Of course, if I gave it too much thought, I could come up with a zillion reasons. The top reason most likely being that I eat too much!
At my Physical Therapy session yesterday there was a flyer about a weight loss program they are going to offer to the tune of $400. My therapist happens to be the one conducting the class and so I asked her about it. She tells me it is for people of any age that have tried to lose weight without success. Gee, does that sound familiar! I want to post a sign somewhere for SP. So my immediate response, thinking about my own top problem, was "Duh, I wonder if calories in versus calories out would ring a bell to any of them"! If you have been thinking of weight loss at all, you have to at least except this as a possibility and so it shouldn't be new to you. Her reply was " But there is so much more to it". She is so right. Thank you Spark People! ! !
So besides eating too much (I'm guilty as charged) I needed to think about what else got me to this place. When I figured that out I think it might be key to how to "get out of this place". Right off the top of my head I could come up with three things. They are not in any particular order of importance.
1. Night time snacking in front of the TV.
2. Social drinking.
3. Lack of exercise.
As many of you know I am in the process of tackling #3. I set up my fitness schedule. Deciding what I wanted to do and, thanks to one of my Spark Friends who pointed out from reading my blogs "why didn't I do what I liked", I was on a roll. Thinking of what I liked to do was actually the biggest hurdle for me. Once I figured that out the rest was easy. After all there are so many things we can do, but there are only seven days in a week that we have to fill up- LOL! I have discovered that my fitness plan is still a bit of a work in progress. Depending on how much pain I am having I have to be flexible. For example, yesterday after P.T. I was feeling pretty good and I went to the grocery store and then I was planning on going to Curves. Well, by the time I made it through the store I thought I wanted to die. Walking has become very difficult for me recently. So I never did make it to Curves, but plan on heading there today as it is a new and fresh and pain free day so far.
Tackling #1 will be my next project. At this time eliminating that night time habit isn't realistic, I don't think, as I have a S.O. who seems to feel that no night is complete without a night time snack. I love my DH dearly, but darn is can be a bad influence and I really suffer when my cupboards are bare. So after a trip to the store to stock up on fresh fruit, which is my favorite, I am feeling empowered to move forward another step.
If you are at a stand still, in your weight loss journey like I am, what step are you taking today to move forward?
I hope your day Sparkles!