Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I don't write often... I don't know why... It is just what it is.

When someone is living their dream life, it is sometimes hard to complain or feel sorry for oneself. I know it is for me. I am living in a country that for so many can only dream of visiting a few weeks in their lifetime. Every time we have a few days, we travel to exciting places, experience exciting new things. I have a great son that is excelling in everything he does... And a loving husband, the rock of my life... Someone I've shared my life for the past 25 years who is still passionate about his work as he was when we first met. I know I am living my dream life....

But why am I not able to get my weight under control?

Why do I have time for everything except working out?

Would my life be better if I weighed 150 lbs?

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  • CHERYLA2012
    Even though I don't know you I am proud of you for being a SparkMember and wanting to become the healthiest you can be.

    As for the figure you have listed above - I can't answer except to say it is a number - nothing more or less and that number is only a reflection of your relationship with gravity.

    What kind of non-scale victories are you experiencing? Have your measurements changed? Are your clothes fitting differently? Do you have more energy? Are you tracking all your nutrition? Are you drinking your 64 ounces (at least!) of water a day (unless the physician says otherwise)?

    At least half of the work I am doing to become the healthiest I can be is aligning/syncing up my head and heart so I don't get in the way of my own success.

    When I joined SP I decided that I was going to begin as I mean to go - and because I'm not willing to do more than walk, yoga, and stretching, I made sure that SP was not giving me extra calories based on the false foundation that I was going to work out X number of times a week. Yes, once I adjusted the settings for this my allowed calories went down a little but now I know I am not getting extra nutrition I don't need.

    My weight loss is coming from caloric reduction. I use a digital food scale and measuring spoons to portion out everything I eat. I don't eyeball any portion sizes because my eyes are always bigger than my stomach and I will over serve myself.

    On average, I eat about 1375 calories a day (my current SP range is 1200-1550).

    I arrived at that figure by using a BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Calculator:
    to double check the amount of calories my body requires based on my activity level and choosing to eat roughly 500 calories a day less (500 times 7 which equals 3500 calories and should result in a 1 pound weight loss per week).

    It can be maddening, frustrating, and disappointing to try different formulas until one works for you. But there is one out there and you will find it.

    I wish you success on your journey!


    1958 days ago
    no life wouldn't be any better at 150--you might have less aches and pains, but you would still be you. life is what you make it
    1958 days ago
    1958 days ago
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