My return...sort of
Monday, September 26, 2011
I know, I know...I've said it before and I'll probably say it again. I'm back.
I'm not 100%, spend-hours-at-a-time back, but I'm back.
There's been a lot of stuff going on lately. A lot of things that have been happening that have kept me from getting here. And a lot of things that I was just using as an excuse to avoid coming back here. But, here's what everything boils down to. I'm back on SparkPeople. And here's what I'm doing:
***Tracking my food
***Tracking my exercise (if/when I get any)
***Making the occasional blog post
***Posting on one or two message boards
Please realize that I may not come by the same message boards. I also may not comment all that frequently. While I am trying to get back in the swing of things, I don't want this to become an obsession or an unhealthy preoccupation.
Wow, this entry sounds cold-hearted. I don't mean it to be--I'm just feeling rather business-like tonight.
So, why am I back?
I need the accountability. I need a place that I can go that does a *fairly* accurate job of recording my calories in/out so that I can have a better gauge of how I'm doing.
I need community. I need some people that I can turn to that are going along similar paths (some ahead, some behind, and some alongside, but along the same general direction).
It's high time I took myself seriously and took this journey seriously. I've now gone back to where I originally started (I'm pretty sure) with SparkPeople. I'm hovering right around the 200-lb mark and I'm not liking it in the least.
I need a place to process. As much as I have loved spending time writing in my personal journal, I have missed blogging and the community that it can develop. It's nice to not only get ideas written down, but to also have feedback on those ideas.
I'm still pretty early in the process--right now I'm just tracking my food and water. I haven't figured out how I want to tackle my food issues and stuff. I figured I'd start with a baseline and go from there.
So, here goes.