Sunday, October 18, 2020
If you look at my past blogs, you will see that I was originally on SparkPeople in 2013 and 2014. I lost 70 pounds from 250 to 180. I started running and ran a half marathon. I learned about nutrition. Then, life got busy, and the next thing I knew, I weighed more than when I started. Ugh.
The sad thing about weight loss and weight regaining is that you regain more than what you had before. Before I lost weight, I ate whatever I wanted and only weighed 250. When I regained weight, I ate better (not good) than I did before, but I was quickly 290 pounds. That's almost 300!
Last summer, I went on a six week trip through Europe and did a lot of hiking. Without trying to, I lost 15 pounds. I managed to maintain this through the past year, but I am ready to lose more and get myself back in shape.
I started this blog when I was 20. Now, I will be turning 30 soon, and I want to enter my 30s without the weight of my consequences from my teens and 20s. I want to be able to play sports with my friends and not make a fool of myself. I want to be healthy so I can enjoy life to its fullest.
While regaining weight puts a damper on things, I can't let that be the end of my story. I am always a work in progress. I came back to SparkPeople to reread my story of weight loss. As I always noted, learning to maintain is imperative. I also started in similar ways: first nutrition, then exercise. From rereading my blogs, I remembered how strength training made a big impact, and I plan to add that this week. Here's to a new beginning!
Remember to never stop caring about your health!