Saturday, March 03, 2007
Ok -- so last summer I was actually seeing 163 on the scale. Granted, it wasn't consistently staying there, more like 165 was what I would see day-to-day. So what happened that I jumped back up to the 190s? All those good habits that I had learned, exercising, eating properly, just went down the drain.
I started back sliding a little last summer due to other things taking up my time. Once those projects were finished, I realized I had gained a little weight back, but more importantly I was slacking on my exercise. I was still eating healthy, portions were just a little too large and too many sweets. And I just couldn't seem to find the time to use the Spark People website.
Things kind of stayed about the same until close to the holidays. Then everything went south. No exercise. Not eathing healthy at all -- lots of junk food. I didn't feel good and the weight really started coming back. I was in a downward spiral. But I kept telling myself it wasn't that much and it wouldn't be hard to take it back off. Then I saw that I was closing in on 200 again. I couldn't believe it. I swore I would never be that heavy again and here I was knocking on the door.
Come January I tried to rededicate myself to Spark People. About mid-February I managed to start making time for the program. It hasn't been nearly as easy this go around as when I first started Spark People back in 2005, but I'm slowly making progress. I'm on the site more and have reconnected with old friends. This has really helped me to stay motivated. I've also started the First Place Bible Study with a dear friend and this is helping me to keep my focus.
So, this is the beginning of my second journey in weight loss. Let's see if this time next year I can say "Let me tell you how I achieved my goal".