I have now been using the Sparkpeople site for 1 month. During that time I've lost 4 lbs. At 53 I have reconciled myself to the fact that weight just doesn't drop off like it used to, so I'm ok with 4 lbs.
I have been feeling pretty good about the changes that I've made and I feel that they are sustainable. There are definately still mornings that I don't want to get up and exercise, but so far I manage to over come my basis desire to go back to bed. I know that I wouldn't fall back to sleep anyway so really what is the point.
I have managed to find a morning routine that is pretty achievable, I get up at 5:30, make coffee, and sit for 1/2 hour. I have a little book with meditations and reflections that I read and think about. Then at 6 o'clock I leave the couch, get on my workout clothes and head to my basement. I have a spinning bike and a treadmill so I alternate which piece of equipment I use. This morning it was the bike. I have a few really great playlists that I use and manage to get in a great 35 minute workout. On treadmill days I am following the couch to 5K plan. I've made it to week 4. I'm thinking that I may actually be able to make it through the program, which amazes me.
So, that my story, I've decided to make a bit more use of the web site and get involved in some of the support groups.
On my way today.
| current weight: 212.0