A Month In...
Monday, August 05, 2013
I realize that I have been Sparking for a month now. For me, that's an incredible achievement. I've always looked for the quick fix, immediate results. So far I have lost three pounds, with a weigh-in on Wednesday. At another time, I would have been upset not to lose three pounds in a week, never mind a month.
But I'm really focusing on the big picture this time. If I lose a pound a week, in a year? Fifty two pounds gone. I need to ignore the instant gratification side of me that wants what I want, RIGHT NOW. The sad truth is that I ate every extra pound that I'm carrying. I didn't gain it all overnight (though it sure feels that way!) and I'm not going to lose it overnight.
The past five days or so were very stressful for me. I was upset and I wanted to eat. But I didn't. I went to the gym for the first time in over a year and used the elliptical machine. I like it better than the treadmill but for now, since it's right in my garage, the treadmill is what I'm going to focus on until I get the exercising into a daily (or almost daily) routine. I'm not working right now so I have the luxury of using it whenever it's convenient. I do like working out first thing if possible, since it gives me energy for my day.
I think that Spark People is playing a huge part in helping me to stay motivated. I can't do this on my own. I need support and encouragement, and through SP, I have found it.
I can do this.