ONE STEP AT A TIME!
Monday, October 29, 2018
I thought I would give a small progress report since I restarted Spark on September 1, 2018. It is difficult for me to not look back at my previous progress on Spark. I lost almost 30 pounds before my knee injury in July 2017. Once I found the motivation to restart my journey a year later (after putting 26 pounds back on) it has been a bigger struggle for me. The knee still hurts when I use it and, as a result, I am having to force myself to exercise. It isn't helping that the scale is moving much slower but that is probably because I am unable to get my heart rate high enough and/or my metabolism has slowed down.
Here is the GOOD news. I have been feeling good about eating better and adding exercise again. My clothes are fitting looser and the scale is headed in the right direction (SLOWLY). (No compliments yet, but I understand that I haven't lost enough yet for others to notice.) I am reading Spark articles and making sure to track my food and increase my exercise. I love reading, hearing, and helping other "Sparkers" along the way. All these things truly help to educate and motivate me. The biggest thing I have learned is that all of this is not a race. It takes time to change bad habits that have been learned over a lifetime and I will get there...one step at a time!