Hello! It's nice to hear from you.
My weight has stayed steady...haven't lost any, and I work to keep from gaining. I'm probably pretty close to the weight I ought to be, given genetics, and I'm very comfortable with my weight. But there's more to SP than helping us succeed at losing weight. I get a lot more exercise now, and I have a much better understanding of nutrition. So, I asked my M.D. and she said that although I'm at the high end of BMI, it would be good to lose a few pounds, but to keep on doing what I'm doing. Another doctor told me the only fat I had was on my stomach, and that's the hardest to lose. Although I haven't lost weight, my stomach has been decreasing in size. So, I'm very, very glad that I joined Spark. It has motivated me to keep at it!
I track my food every day. Tedious and time-consuming, but I can see where my problem areas are...usually portion control. I do a lot of walking. I'm on Spark's 10K steps/day team, and I average 10,000 steps/day. That's a lot of walking, by the way. But because I am serious about this goal, I joined meetups of others who like to walk, and I have met some really great people, and some are friends now. I walk in a group about 4 times/week, 3-6 miles. It is really fun! I just walked a 2-miler with my dog tonight, so it helps to have a dog. Check out firstname.lastname@example.org to find some meetups in your area.
You must be very frustrated to have gained the weight back. It is easy for me to gain, but very difficult to lose. I weigh myself frequently so I can be aware of any increases. With the new system Spark has of figuring how many calories are allowed daily, I put on two pounds. I think I will go back to cutting more calories.
I think the answer is to keep on keepin' on!
Best to you!
| Pounds lost: 7.0