Sunday, November 10, 2013
Okay, I've been threatening for two days to write my first blog. Why? Because I need help! I started my journey toward better health back in early March when I enrolled in a weight-loss program at the Veteran's Administration with my husband. By the time I joined Spark in April, I had already lost 10 or 12 pounds. After joining Spark, I lost another 15 or so. Then I got sick, stopped exercising, and plateaued. When I don't exercise, I also don't eat right. I would get better, start exercising again, and eat better, but I was still on a plateau. This happened a couple times, and then I got sick again. This time, I started gaining a little of the weight back. Oh, no . . . I don't want to do that! I worked too hard to lose it! Now I'm feeling better again, but my eating was getting out of control in spite of the fact that I was exercising. The worst day was this past Thursday, when I ate a small milkshake, a small order of fries, 6 servings of candy (!), an entire bag of microwave Kettle Corn, and 4 frozen fruit bars. All that in addition to the healthy food my body needed!
When I started this journey, I made a rule against eating at the computer, but that rule had gone by the wayside. Since I started eating at the computer again, I consistently ate extra servings of carbs and treats. Soooooo . . . my first step was to reinstate the rule against eating at the computer. Friday and Saturday I have done a much better job of keeping my eating under control.
Kiwi, I thank you for posting your "snack-free" days on your status. I am going to start posting my "no-eating-at the computer" days on mine. Maybe that will inspire me to keep it up!
There are some other things I need to improve, too, like my schedule and such. But for now I am just going to concentrate on the discipline of not eating at the computer. And, of course, I will continue to exercise as much as I can within my health limitations.
Thank you all in advance for the support I know you will give me!