Bumps in the road.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hello fellow Spark people,

This is my first blog so bear with me.
I have found this site approximately 2 weeks ago and have been diligent in recording what I am eating and exercising. I am really enjoying the site and "making friends". Your kindness and support is priceless. emoticon

My problem is that I have gained 1.5 lbs since I started!!! I am totally aware as to WHY & HOW this happened but it is still very discouraging. I know my nutrition and meal planning need to be much better. I do great for a couple of days and then BAM, I fall off the wagon----pizza, wings, burgers etc. I really don't enjoy cooking so I know that is something I really have to address.

I am going to try to cook a new recipe 1/wk and hopefully be inspired. I guess I will just bite the bullet and try to complete a weekly meal plan. Aggghhh! I will think of the bigger picture, remember my goal and JUST DO IT!~!~

Just needed to share. :) emoticon
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    Hi ladies,
    Great advice!! You ladies are awesome. emoticon

    @lilshine - Great suggestions! I am going to definitely follow your advice. I think that is realistic and doable. Above and beyond that, I won't feel deprived and am teaching my kids some effective strategies. emoticon

    @POSEY440 - emoticon

    @PEPPERCHILD - I agree, it often does seem easier but the lesson I have learned is that it is NOT!! It comes at a HUGE cost!! I've decided to take lilshine's advice and yours as well. I think planning and preparation are areas I have to improve on and as I get better at it and see results the momentum will keep me going. emoticon

    @LENKEES- Thanks! Sweet and simple. I will hang in there. I'm determined to be the best me possible. emoticon and with ladies like you on my team I can't fail. BTW, you look fabulous!!
    3318 days ago
    Hang in there it's a lifestyle change that takes time to make adjustments. Another thing that helped me before I fell off the wagon is ... I found fast-food (per se) items that were healthy when I didn't have time to cook. do your research and prepare yourself for ordering before you get there. I knew if I went to X restaurant I can have xyz off the menu and be safe. Also I learned to eat veggie burgers or turkey burgers when I wanted a burger. They are just as good to me!! Adjustments are key!
    3318 days ago
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    3319 days ago
    It's also tough when you have children and sometimes it's just easier to to go the fast food route. Just keep in mind that it takes an iron will to get pizza for them while you eat a boring salad. emoticon I'm pretty weak in that regard so I just stay clear of any potential derailers.

    Keep the cooking going - I know it's hard but it's good for you and the family. Make the fast food run a special treat every now and then.

    You can do this. emoticon
    3319 days ago
    Don't worry about it. When you start exercising for the first time or even do a programme for the first time, in most cases, there is a temporary weight gain...has something to do with muscle tears and water. Spark has some articles about it. It will disappear in a week or so. Hang in there!
    3319 days ago
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