Taking Back Control
Saturday, August 24, 2019
I've forgotten how many times I've tried to restart my Spark over these last several years.
I first joined SparkPeople back in 2009. I had lost my job, found myself depressed, and had put on weight during the last year from being a desk worker and stress. I was about 170lbs then. Being unemployed, it was easy to throw myself 100% into SP. From Sept-Nov, I dropped from the 170s to the 140s. I was so excited.
And then in 2010, I got my current job. It's high stress, requires frequent travel, and it's not uncommon to work 50-60 hours every week. I've even hit over 70 hours before. Needless to say, adopting a healthy lifestyle to combat all the sitting and quick grabbing of food has not been easy. For many of those years, I allowed the job to dictate how I lived, and I've reached the unhealthiest state I've ever been in, and it's equally depressing and frustrating.
I'm hoping I can find a routine that will work, as I know consistency is key. If I track food and exercise, stick to my ranges, and am consistent, I can make what I did in 2009 happen again. I need to do it. I don't want to have a heart attack before I'm 40. So, I'm restarting again, trying to find my Spark. I know it's there, somewhere.