Getting Back on the Wagon

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Well, here I am....again. I lost weight, started working, gained it back. I really am too uncomfortably close to 200 pounds again, I don't want to be there again! So I decided to try spark people again and do my best to stick with it. I have the support of my husband and daughter, my husband is sort of following spark people by logging his vegetable intake, water intake, and exercise minutes. A friend of ours has decided to also join spark people and has recently discovered that since starting it, she's lost 3 1/2 pounds! Go You! You know who you are too! emoticon

I thought I would start out slow. I would try to get in 30 minutes of exercise at least 5-6 days a week, drink more water, and track everything. Well, I started a week ago and had a bad day on Tuesday, bleh. I was mostly good the rest of the week until Friday.

I was approaching my spark people restart such that I thought, "Eh, one day of splurging won't kill me, as long as I try real hard to be good the rest of the week." Boy, was I wrong! I had a decent breakfast of cereal, skim milk, and juice. I brought lunch, a light entrée, cup of pineapple tidbits, mini-cottage cheese, and a non-fat yogurt. I did have a snack of two Oreo cookies, but that was the only snack I had up until that point.

Well, I was craving cheese Friday, so, I bought a couple bread sticks with cheese sauce from the cafeteria, along with a small cup of loaded potato soup with about a tablespoon of shredded cheddar cheese to eat with lunch. Then, afternoon snack, what did I eat? A 3 Musketeers bar!

That night? I had a chicken breast sandwich with spinach and artichoke dip spread on it, fries, 1 1/2 servings of fatty sour cream, small serving of cole slaw, and a Baileys and cream to drink. I did drink a lot of a very large glass of water.

We did some walking in the mall nearby and went to a bar that was doing karaoke that night. I wanted to try to sing, but I don't think I did all that well...despite my husband being encouraging and complimenting me. I had another alcoholic drink at the bar, but did water the rest of the night. I don't think I want to repeat my food habits from Friday night!

I did very well today with food and I got in 35 minutes of walking!

I have decided that weighing-in will only take place once a month. When I weigh-in every week, if I don't lose or don't lose much, I get discouraged/disappointed. I figure, if I can be good for the entire month, the numbers might not discourage me as much when I weigh-in.

That's it for now! Enough, isn't it? LOL
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