Hey there TEMOLO, welcome to the 50+ SparkTeam.
Keep going. Every little step you take towards become the healthiest you can be counts. Your mind will quit on you way before your body will.
My experience so far: It's 80% fuel (nutrition), 20% exercise, and 100% refusing to give up on myself. Half the work I am doing involves aligning my head and heart so I can achieve my goal. I am committed to a lifestyle change and for me that means eat healthy, not diet. All nutrition in moderation, not deprivation.
I started SP the way I mean to go. That includes a built-in treat every day. Yes, it may only total 80-100 calories, but it's there every day and included in my daily total. It means at least 64 ounces of water a day (I only track 8 glasses). I eat at the mid-point of my SP caloric range and make sure I'm getting the recommended amount of carbs, protein, fat, and fiber. I also track sodium intake and try to keep that figure at the mid-point recommended range.
I look for non-scale victories (NSV): inches lost, how my clothes fit, how I feel, can I do more, am I more comfortable in my own skin. The scale only shows my relation to gravity.
I made sure that SP was not giving me extra calories based on the premise that I was going to be working out X number of times a week and adjusted the tracker to show that. Yes, it lowered my daily calorie allotment, but again, that extra nutrition is not needed if I am not going to follow the recommended SP exercise schedule.
Losing weight is a mind game. Change your mind. Change your body.
You can do it!
| Pounds lost: 68.0