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Wow...Sometimes you need a reminder!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I was confused this morning when my inbox was flooded with SP mail messages. "Huh?" my fuzzy-non-awake brain thought. Then I saw it--I was reposted as Motivator of the Day.

This really reminded me how far I've come and where I am now. I've been on SP for a LONG time, I lost 65lbs, I gained 56lbs with my baby, and I am just recently getting serious again about making positive changes in my life.

Having a child has been hectic, but amazing. I used the many excuses that come with the commitment to justify why I was driving through the Golden Arches to get breakfast, even though I could have spent those 5 minutes to grab something better.

I'll be honest...I really did a number on myself during the holidays, and actually gained 10lbs! I just stopped making food choices that were good, and gave into the "gimme gimmes" in my brain.

But like a champ, I've jumped back on the wagon with my hubby and have taken a new approach....I've gone Paleo. It's a strict approach to food--you cut out processed foods, dairy, sugar and grains (what's left? you might be thinking--meats, veggies, fruits and fats) and it's an amazingly-strict-don't-eat-any
thing-off-the-plan, kind of diet. It's supposed to help heal your body from the processed chemicals and crud that's in our easy-to-eat food, and make you re-acquaint yourself with it.

So far I'm doing well--I've been 100% the past 3 days. No sneaking, or cheating. But man, I'm dragging today. I read that since I'm not giving my body super-easy sources of energy, it's having to readjust and it's going through detox. This should pass, and I've read that people who stick to the 30 day challenge seem to gain tons of energy and feel just have to make it through the withdrawals. The tough part is that I'm not supposed to weigh/measure myself until after the 30 days is up--I liked to weigh myself often when I start a new plan, but I get the concept and just never had the discipline to follow through previously. I really like the restriction of the whole plan, I just wish I was good at following through with exercise.

It's tough right now for me to find time to exercise. I know I need to, but I have a lot of excuses--I'm exhausted, I don't have a ton of time after I get home from work, make dinner/lunch for the next day, feed the baby, zone out for a few minutes...and Austin wakes up super early too. When I'm ready I think I'll really commit, but right now I'm really trying hard to focus on my eating.

Speaking of Austin, he's grown like a weed! He's a very funny boy and my hubby and I have shared so many awesome moments with him. Here are some pictures!

Thanks for reminding me to get my butt back to SP--I feel like the times I've been most successful at weight loss was with a group of friends on here that rooted each other on! I hope everyone out in SparkLand is doing well, and I'll try to check in more often!
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    Congrats on being motivator of the day! Your plan sounds tough...but rewarding. How cute is that picture with the little NASA outfit!!
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    Be strong with your plan! Focusing on your eating is MUCH better than doing nothing because you aren't exercising as well. That will come. Maybe taking 5 minutes to dance with your little one while you listen to a song? I used to dance around with my kids when they were little (baby is 20 now!), and I remember getting pretty well out of breath ... maybe I should invite a grandchild or two over to do some dancing again! emoticon
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