Year 7 Day 2 - I know how
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Yesterday I realized was the first day of my 7th year with SparkPeople. There has been an up time and a down time. When I first joined SP, I had been on a ‘diet’ for a couple of months and was having good success. Then I found SparkPeople and my success continued as a lifestyle change. All in all I lost 60 pounds, but I gained so much more. I felt good about myself. I didn’t mind looking in the mirror. I learned to enjoy working out, even getting up earlier in the morning to make sure I got in at least one workout. I learned I could workout while watching tv instead of sitting on my backside. I learned to dump the soda and drink water, water, water. I learned to eat more fruits and veggies. I learned to count calories. I learned to keep up with calories in, calories out. I learned a lot. I learned how to eat when we when out. I changed a lot. This and more happened during the up time.
The past couple of years have been the down time, especially most recently. I still know all of what I learned in the up time. Unfortunately, over the past couple of years I have found half of what I had lost. I don’t feel good, or as good, about myself anymore. The mirror isn’t as good a friend as it was. I still workout at least 5 days a week, starting the mornings with a workout. Being truthful with myself, I know I don’t put as much into them as I used to do. Plus, I use to always get a workout in each evening before dinner. If not before dinner, then at night while watching tv. Or both. Lately, the evening and night workouts have disappeared. Oh, I have my ‘excuses’ for this. Yes, I know they are excuses. I do still drink water, water and more water with only the occasional soda. I still eat my fruits and veggies. Unfortunately, I eat too many other types of snacks that have too much sugar in them. Or, instead of the habit of having raw carrots, or similar, when we grilled hamburgers or had some other kind of sandwich I have chips. We have started eating out once a week, unfortunately knowing how to eat when out and doing it are two different things. I still log in my calories in and calories out, but the in is too much and the out is too little.
So, there it is. I know what to do. I have done it before. I know I can do it. I want to do it. I say I am going to get back with the program seriously. So, why don’t I? I know this is the question I have to answer for myself. So, here’s to working on that answer. Here’s to a successful 7th year to match the 1st.
HEY YOU, JUST DO IT!