No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
Well I have been mia for months! School has been really time consuming! I just finished one summer course and I have one that still has a few weeks left. My family & I just returned from our annual beach-camping trip & upon our return I made up my mind that I was going to get back into this seriously this time! I know I have been eating whatever I want lately & I'm not happy with the fact that nothing fits! I need clothes so badly but I'm stuck in the dilemma of not wanting to spend $ on clothes that won't fit for long! I pulled out all my WW stuff read through it the other night then went to bed, woke up yesterday morning remembering Spark People. I decided to try Spark instead of WW, it is less thinking & calculating which at this point sounds more sustainable and it is free which is always good! If I feel I need WW I can always go back to it, but this way I feel I will be less likely to become obsessed with points and I can easily access my trackers and it keeps all my info nice & organized. I'm really excited and motivated!
My sister has been great motivation, she has lost weight in the last year and kept it off. She is maintaining and her strategy is more about exercise than food. Since she reached her goal if she keeps up the work outs even if she slips up on the food her weigh stays within a couple pounds of her goal. She looks great and it remind me of when I was in the same place a couple years ago. I used to spend about 2 hours 5-6 days a week at the gym! I don't have that kind of time anymore, but that's ok! Last night we went on a walk around our neighborhood, it felt really good!
I am still nervous that my stomach will start acting up (it was so bad when I dieted last) with all the fiber from the increased fruits & veggies. A couple years ago I was almost 40 lbs lighter than I am now & I worked out everyday! But after invasive tests the doctor still couldn't figure it out & chalked it up to IBS & told me too much of a good thing, blah, blah, blah. Got to the point where I didn't know what to eat anymore & slowly I began cutting things out....I figure having the online food journal will be an added bonus because if my tummy troubles return, I have a record of everything I have been eating & hopefully it will make it easier to adjust my diet & continue to lose weight!
Anyone else using SparkPeople?