Day 1

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Today I officially started my new diet. I joined Spark People about 1 week ago to get familiar with all the amazing tools and fun stuff. For now I am tracking what I eat, but I hope to actually plan my meals for the week starting in August.

My family of 3 is filled with very picky eaters. So I told my fiance that I will always have spaghetti and meatballs on hand for him, and our daughter pretty much eats anything, as long as you can add a little spice to it. For myself, I love veggies and I need it bland. Maybe some parsley or oregano or basil, sometimes.

I measured my body today, which was a first. Just as I suspected, my arms are in good shape. I had my daughter take pictures of my body - the way I look completely relaxed (yikes!) versus the way other people see me (my belly is held in).

About 2 years ago I had a terrible injury that caused me to be on crutches for almost 9 months while my driving leg healed. I think it may have been during that time when I put on the extra 25-30 pounds. I was in so much pain and was finishing college, so my stress levels were high.

My problem with eating has not always been about junk food, cake or sweets. I only crave chocolate about once a month, and I don't like cake. So my overeating has always been of crackers, vegetables or chicken. I eat big portions when I should be paying more attention to my intake.

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