A look back at my Spark Blogs...
Saturday, January 05, 2013
It is so weird to think that my weight-loss battle has been written in bits and pieces since February 16, 2007. That was my first blog post here at SparkPeople... At that time, I had moved over from a paid sight (The Biggest Loser Club) where I had been a member in 2006 & I convinced friends that I had made there to come here with me. We formed a group here and successfully kept up the BLC plan and challenges for free! It was a great group of ladies and the challenges were working. Unfortunately, it got dull and routine so it ended up more of a chat room than anything.
As I look back on my posts, I see a looooong pattern of planning & setting up tools. I joined Spark groups, I followed other bloggers, I did Turbo Jam, Kick & Fire, I followed the Chalene Johnson cronies, I did Isagenix protein shakes, I tried the Fat Belly Diet... Out of all the groups I was in and diets I tried, the only thing that really made an impact was the BECK program. This was my first entry through the workbook: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
and I can see clearly that it was making a huge impact on me. I followed along everyday & I really understood the psychology of the book.
The other thing that worked for me was Isagenix. I lost 30 lbs. using the shake & cleanse system, and I had never felt so good. I remember weighing in on my wii fit & COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES that I was down so far. It gave me hope that I could actually reach my healthy BMI goal.
Alas, for some reason, I stopped everything. I stopped working out all together this year and now I am 26 lbs. over the weight I was when I started this whole journey 7 years ago!!! WHY? I just don't understand my reasoning. I had a lot of stress, and that makes me do stupid things I guess...
So I copied & pasted different motivating phrases, tools, goals, facts, etc. from all of these blogs & I pasted them randomly to a word document. I'm going to try to make some sense of it and put together something that I can look at everyday and motivate myself. Let's see how that works...