This Race

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

So, despite the fact that I haven't strayed since January, and that I log onto Spark People every day like a good little sparkie, and I track my food religiously, and I love and support the bestest little team In Louisiana, I'M NOT LOSING WEIGHT, DADGUMMIT!! emoticon I did dip 1/2 pound a week or so ago, but it's back plus I'm two pounds higher than my tracker weight, and I'M NOT CHANGING IT!!!!! (and, you can't make me)

I know, from information here and my own personal knowledge, that I could probably tweak a couple of things here and there (like exercise which is a four letter word in my house), but I haven't made a consistent effort. I am far more active since my health has improved so much, but apparently.. sniff sniff, that's not enough for MY brand new, I paid too much money for it, digital scale.

There is a still a plus side to it. I'm fitting comfortably into clothing I haven't worn in 2 or 3 years. I have more energy. For years, my favorite thing to do has been to get in the kitchen and create. The foodie side of me has really been challenged by this, and even more intensely since I decreased the protein and sodium in my daily diet. I am having a LOT of fun cooking because I had sorta let myself slide into laziness recipe-wise. Now, I not only have an excuse to search out, create, and consume yummy stuff, I'm challenged by it. I just uploaded a photo of a batch of low sodium, cinnamon raisin bagels that I baked this morning. Only problem is, I have to wait until tomorrow to eat one. :(

Spark People motivates me as well. My primary motivation is the social, "we're all in this together" aspect of it. If I slide, I not only let myself down. I let down the very people I've been encouraging! I want them to succeed. They want me to succeed. Win, win!

My own personal finish line is not yet visible, but because of Spark People, I have faith that it's out there waiting on me to reach it.
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  • APRILMAY1956
    Sharon - I wish I knew how to make bagels like you do. But if I did I'd be eating them all myself. My cholesterol lowering medicine is Lipitor. Where can I find out if it causes muscle weakness like yours did?
    I visited New Orleans in 2002. How close are you to the "Big Easy"? Keep whipping up those delicious meals and you'll be skinny in no time.
    Your friend -AprilMay1956

    3970 days ago
  • NAN71486
    Hi Sharon: I love your blog. As you know, I haven't been losing weight for 2 months either (except for abour 2.2 pounds). In my case, I guess I'm exchanging fat for muscle because I'm smaller too. My scales must be a sister to yours!!!! LOL I too believe that you will succeed. Of course we want to be smaller, but me mostly want to be healthier - and we are!!!

    Your friend,
    3970 days ago
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