Thursday, January 29, 2009
A week ago, 1/21, was my 1 year anniversary of being on Spark. I've laughed, I've cried, I've LOST WEIGHT! And kept it off. ...er, well, most of it. I think I need more than a year of nutrition sobriety under my belt to help me tackle the holiday season!
Looking back on 2008, I lost a full 30 pounds.
I also gained back 7 of those pounds.
Okay... so, I'm still ahead... and I think I need to be better about staying away from red meat (and the M&Ms at work!). Much more importantly, I've gained a lot of MUCH healthier habits. It's rare for me not to drink at least 8 cups of water a day. I hardly ever drink anything other than water or skim milk. More fruits and veggies in my diet, less sugar, less fat, and I struggle to remember the last time I ate a potato chip. I'm engaged in some sort of physical activity 3 or 4 times a week and find that I'm not nearly as uncomfortable with myself.
Looking forward to 2009, my MAJOR goal is to have less stress. The more stress, the more I eat the wrong things. Namely, the nearest fattiest/sugariest food in sight. Also, I get worn down quicker, can't exercise as much and tend to get sick easier. And we all know that one week of feeling like crud can totally derail the whole exercise and nutrition plan!
I hope anyone who reads this is starting the new year off well. Keep it up! Here's to better living!