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The Turning Point

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hi Sparkers. I'm 24 pounds down, and 8.6 pounds to my goal!!! This has been an incredible journey, and I'm so darn proud of myself.

Being a mom (a single mom for the past 11 years) who doesn't have anyone to lean on financially or emotionally (except my great girlfriends at times) can feel very isolating. It's became easy to "treat" myself by overeating, overindulging in alcohol (I make awesome mai tais), and vegging out instead of working out. What turned the key for me was this:

I was cleaning my closet and there was this yellow and white striped skirt that I loved, and I heard myself saying in my mind, “I should get rid of that. I’ll never be able to wear it again.” I stopped what I was doing and really thought about what I’d just said to myself. Never? Never?! I’m never going to be at the weight I want for the rest of my life? That’s my PLAN?

That was it. I rejoined Spark People, and after some floundering, I’ve come up with a program that works for me. It involves intermittent fasting (IF), eating healthy, and rebounding as the mainstays, with sprinkles of yoga, weights, walking videos and stand-up paddle boarding for variety. Since I started that program July 2, 2017, the weight has consistently dropped, averaging 2 pounds a week. And it’s mostly fat, from what I’ve read about IF. Once I get to goal, I’ll taper off intermittent fasting, but keep it in my back pocket if the weight starts to creep back on. Because my NEW plan for the rest of my life is to be this healthy, and feel this good.
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