Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday I was deemed over the body fat standards for the Army. I knew i was always a little curvy but never thought I would ever ever fail. It was somewhat disheartening. I know why it happened and can't go back and change anything now but I can change whats going to happen. By using spark i have noticed that i starve myself then just go stupid on the meal i do finally end up eating. I was never like that before. Every night i would get together my meals for the next day. Since i don't go home after PT I usually bring in a breakfast too. Well today is a new day. Yesterday I armed myself with all the extras I use to carry around with me. I have apples, peanut butter, tuna pouches and canned chicken as well as no salt Almonds and progresso soup at my desk. Just started a new job today so I need to get a few more items for the fridge but I know I am on the right track. This year has been somewhat tough on me medically. I have been having issues with breathing when I run. Running is what kept my weight/body fat down. I wasn't able to run and was put on a steroid medication. Found out later what steroid medication does to the body!! Now this is not an excuse, my doctor wrote that this was not a cause for weight gain and I am not saying I couldn't have handled that better. Within the past month I have learned how to challenge myself with cardio without running...but it was a little too late. Even though I am now "borderline" for my body fat I still feel better than 6 months ago. My clothes are not as snug and my energy level is better. Best of all the issues I am having has finally been diagnosed and the doctors know how to treat me and say in time I will be running again! So yeah it sucks that I have this label on me right now "overweight" but whats great is this is a label I can and will peel off and shed just like the pounds and inches have been these past few weeks. I was healthy and fit before...I have the tools and knowledge....now I have support from others on Spark People....I am set up for success, I got this!