Back Where I Started
Monday, March 05, 2012
June 2010...this was the date that I started on my quest for health. I weighed in at 169 and worked my tail off all summer (literally!). I started running and actually ran my first 5K. I was so inspired. I felt so good. I lost 15 pounds that summer and bought all new clothes. It was a great time. But then, life happened. More stress, a move and here I am almost two years later...weighing in at 169.
I figure I have two choices: I could be mad at myself and say that I'm never going to lose weight and just stay the way I am now. Or I can get back on the plan and DO IT again! Obviously, since I am posting at SP, I have chosen the second option. Of course I am irritated with myself for not sticking to my weight loss two years ago. But I can't go back and change things, I can only change what is happening in my life NOW.
So, what have I learned during this two year time period? Well, I know that it is vital that I have a food plan ALL THE TIME. If I don't have a plan, then I will eat "whatever". And eating "whatever" once leads to eating that way all the time (for me at least). I know that I am an emotional eater - I eat whether I am happy or sad! I know that I need to eat real food. I am done with diet foods (besides the occasional granola bar for emergencies only - lol). I know that I need to think enough of myself to want to do this.
Luckily, my dh is joining me in my weight loss quest and we have actually put together a 90 day challenge to do together. Today is day #1 and I am excited to get started. I will write about our challenge tomorrow.