Monday, December 30, 2013
So this is a diet program or life style change or whatever you want to call it. But the cold hard facts are that most of us participate in SparkPeople to try and loose weight or get healthier. This year I gained and lost.
It all revolved around what was going on in our lives at the time. At the beginning of the year I was very pregnant so I didn't really concentrate on weight, just being healthy. I had my son, lost some weight and felt good about things.
I then jumped back into SparkPeople (because it's not advised to do it when you are nursing) and wanted to get right back on the plan!
Then we ran into some financial trouble... big trouble. We were swimming in debt with no way out. So what did I do? I ate and subsequently gained weight! Well we found a solution to our debt problems and moved on. So of course I got right back on the wagon and tried it again!
I then lost some weight which made me feel awesome! Then my house caught on fire. We were displaced while waiting for our home to be repaired. We ate out a lot since I didn't have a working kitchen and as a result I didn't make very good choices. I gained weight again.
Then came the holidays. I did really well until Christmas and then I ate everything in site. My brain was so overloaded with everything that had happened in the past year, a baby, money, fire, rebuilding, Christmas presents that I kind of just gave up and fed my face. I don't even remember all of the things that I ate because I was just mindlessly eating my way into oblivion.
Well this morning I decided to make a new goal. In February of 2015 I will be 30 years old. An age that I now realize is NOT that old, but a turning point all the same. I will no longer be the 20 something running from bar to bar feeling amazing in my little outfits and flirting with random guys. No I will be the married 30 something with three kids, a good job and a healthy home life. I do my taxes and watch Primetime television. Nothing like the former inexperienced, throw caution to the wind person I used to be.
As a result, I have decided that 30 is a new start. I want to loose 50 lbs before I turn 30! Of course I will be doing that with little goals along the way but that is my ultimate goal. On the wagon or off I want to turn old in a beautiful way! Here's to 2014 and beyond!