Friday, May 22, 2015
It's been over a year and a half since I've been on spark. Not much has happened since I've been gone. I tried myfitnesspal for a bit but for the most part I struck out on my own. I'm sure you can guess what a rousing success that way. Not even one bit. My bestie recently restarted SparkPeople so I figures why don't I? Sometimes you just need someone on the journey with you.
I weighed in for the first time in I don't know how long. I knew I had gained weight but I didn't think it would be as bad as it was. I didn't think it would be a 36 pound gain since my last Spark weigh in. I didn't think I would be one pound away from 275. That is a scary number. That is 50 pounds gained in 10 years. More than that really because there were times when I was actively trying to lose weight and did. I can't even wrap my mind about it. I still can't believe that it is possible, yet I know that it is. I see it when I look in the mirror. I feel it when I walk up the stairs at work. I notice it every time I put on my larger than I remember clothes.
Though I was taken aback by three little numbers, it didn't shake me to the core the way it would have in years past. I didn't hope off the scale depressed or defeated. It is just a number, a guide. It's the starting line not the finish line.
I'm getting myself organized. If I know anything about myself is that if I don't have a plan in place then it's not going to happen. I'm working on a menu planner. Found this great idea on Pinterest that utilizes post-its. It light my office supply loving heart up. I've been busy writing meal ideas on little post-it note and planning out my meals for the next two week. It's pretty much set up but I wan't to work on filling it up with more ideas. If you're reading this and have some ideas for some clean (non or minimally processed) snacks let me know!
See you next week!