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A new start!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I have been on a two week streak of eating well. What kicked this off you ask. A visit to my doctor and her concern over my rising weight and crazy Triglycerides. Weight has always been a battle for me from the time I was a child. You see, I love to eat (though I don't eat bad) ... and I am an emotional eater... good thing I am also pretty active. I had gained back everything I had lost when I originally joined Spark people two years ago. It happened when I hit a plateau for months and then it seemed that the only way the pounds would come off was if I ate less than a 1000 calories a day and did cardio like crazy, like running three miles a day. And let me tell you my now 51 year old body can't take that any more.... Two weeks ago, I was the heaviest I have ever been in my life and I was embarrassed to go to the doctor. As usual she was great! So here I am recommitted to this. It has been two weeks and I have lost pretty close to 7 pounds... I am tracking my mileage and steps everyday. Some days much less than others but that's ok. One of my short term goals is to excercise everyday. It doesn't have to be a run, maybe just some crunches or 15 minutes riding bike on my new wii. I have also committed to doing 100 crunches a day. Some days I miss but hey its one day at a time right? From reading the Spark book, I learned I need to stop this love hate relationship I have with food. This is a harder thing to do, remember I love to eat but hate the calories etc.... Still trying to figure that one out but hey its one day at a time. I am also going to try to start journaling. I had tried that before and thought it wasn't for me, but my son does it and he has been successful so I thought I would try again. Even if its just writing each day what I am thankful for like he does. He is my inspiration in many ways. So here I am recommitting to a new start. Wish me luck on this second journey. Live Stong, be strong, resist temptation, exercise, food is good.
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