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Looking back at a crazy year.

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!
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BABYGSMOM 12/31/2013 10:18AM

    Thanks guys for all of your support! I'm excited for a new year on the journey! And like you said MAGGIEVAN, lets raise our glasses to a new and exciting fresh start!

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MAGGIEVAN 12/30/2013 3:19PM

    I personally hate the expression "falling off the wagon" because it is giving the impression it is something that is happening to us and that we have no control over it. Life happens. Like you I had a very raw and emotional year, with health issues preventing me from exersizing and like you, I have gained weight. I also know that life will be full of challenges and I have not yet learned how to take care of myself in very difficult circumstances. That is what we have to do, because weight loss is the result of healthy living.

So lets drink cool H2O on us. Be blessed in 2014!

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SPEEDY143 12/30/2013 2:54PM

    To the moon sweetie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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