Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I feel like I have been doing pretty well- maintaining a +/- 4lb weight change over most of the last year. I'm now at 163.5. This is 21 lbs less than my highest weight when I started in April 2008 emoticon, and 5 pounds more than when I recorded my last "official" weight in March 2009. emoticon. I feel like I have made some significant lifestyle shifts in my eating habits. And I have. I've started getting back into fitness over the past week....I'll admit here that it's been MONTHS since I've done any regular exercise. MONTHS (almost a year??) since I logged my daily food intake.

But it's not all about the weight (though it is fun to see the progress of pounds shedding), so today I decided to take my measurements. I feel kind of silly, but it made me upset to see that I've put several inches back on, especially in my waist. More than half of what I took off there is back on. I know, I know...2 inches is not a huge deal, but I liked the way my stomach looked minus 3 inches and I wonder how two inches could have crept back on me unaware. And I know that I SHOULD/COULD focus on the positive that overall I've still dropped 8 inches total from different areas since April 2008. But I still felt disappointed in myself--teared up a bit. Maybe doing these measurements is what I needed to jump start me back into SP. I've been saying for months that I'm coming back...yet I haven't.
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  • SLCB1023
    You know the problems here and the solutions too. You stated them yourself. So time to get Sparking and let the rest of us support you. emoticon
    3233 days ago
    That's really not bad for not tracking your food or exercising in months! You look great in the picture! You did so well before, I have to think that you can jump back in and shed the extra weight and inches in no time!

    Best wishes,
    3233 days ago
    emoticon Hey, good for you, you are hanging in there! I hate the assessment stage, but you have a lot of positive to focus on. Sounds like you know what to do, kudos to your venting and keeping with it!!!!!
    3233 days ago
  • MYRA34
    Thanks. I hear you about the tape measure shrinkage...I do have to laugh a bit about that part. I couldn't find the tape measure I'd used before, so I printed the SP one out. When the inches came out more vs less or the same, I hunted around in the toolbox for a tape measure to check the accuracy of the SP one. Turns out it is 100% accurate! emoticon
    3233 days ago
    Yeah, I hear you. I hate when those inches come back and I scowl at the tape measure like it shrunk in the wash (without being washed mind you). One foot in front of the other, and it will work if you keep working it.

    3233 days ago
    Welcome back , you said you hadn't been working out, maybe that is the inches. I have a feeling once you get back into a routine those inches will disappear again. good luck and have fun.
    3233 days ago
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