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Friday, June 15, 2018

I feel a little like I cheated or something.

I lost 10lbs in 11 days and it just felt too easy this time around.

Maybe I should explain more. You see, the last time I set out to lose weight I had the hardest time losing the first 10 and I just kind of gave up. I barely managed to find the motivation to eat better and I just couldn’t seem to pull myself off the couch for any exercise at all. After 2 months of half a$$ dieting I managed to drop 10 but I just could not hold on to my pathetic attempt any longer. I still didn’t want to be as heavy as I was, but I also had zero urge to get up and do anything about it either. That was probably sometime last year…

A couple weeks ago I just sort of had it with myself. I was so stir crazy and bored and the couch started to feel suffocating. I didn’t want to watch any of my usual shows. I didn’t feel like picking a movie on Netflix or Prime. I couldn’t seem to find anything good to read. I wanted out! Out of what I wasn’t sure at first, so I settled for literally going out. I went to the nearby lake and went for a very long walk. Sweet relief, the restlessness went away.

And that’s how it’s been for the last 11 days. I can’t seem to hold still for very long without the restlessness coming back and I figured what the heck I’m going to go buy the healthy foods I know I love and can eat endlessly without getting sick of them. Like avocado, strawberries, peaches and pineapple. I love fruit and I know a lot of diets push veggies over fruit, but fruit is still better than pizza and beer so here I am 11 days later and 10lbs lighter without feeling like I’m forcing myself to do anything.

I know it can’t go on like this forever, but whatever part of my mind cracked, can it just please stay cracked for a little while longer?
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  • MISSROCKABILLY
    Long walks and healthy food sounds like great stress and restlessness relief. I'm trying something similar now that I'm back on SP. Glad to see you're still around!
    839 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/14/2018 3:36:58 PM
  • KAYOTIC
    Great attitude, buying healthy food you can eat when you are restless, emoticon keep it up!
    865 days ago
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    And why didn’t it crack sooner? LOL!! I totally know how you feel.
    866 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    Wow, sounds like you have a very strong inner motivation to move more!
    It is great you noticed going out to walk reduces tension, instead of turning to comfort eating.
    I imagine this made an impact on your calorie intake too.
    Fruits are certainly better than beer and pizza!
    Congratulations to your success!
    Yes, 10 pounds in 11 days is exceptional and probably your weight loss will slow down, it may even bounce back a bit, but it clearly shows you are doing something very good for yourself.

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    868 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2018 2:40:00 AM
  • CAROLYNINJOY1
    Glad you're motivated and it's working. Keep on keeping on!
    868 days ago
  • DAIZYSTARLITE
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    868 days ago
  • JAZZYGF
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    868 days ago
  • NANTUCKETLIFE
    Keep going until the habit forms.
    868 days ago
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