As in a spark of motivation.
I got on the scale this morning after being a tad uncomfy in my favorite jeans yesterday. I did not like what I saw, 183 pounds, but that was 9 less than it was when I last checked.
Still, that is not acceptable.
So I decided to once again get on and activate my SparkPeople account.
This will help me to watch what is going in my mouth. It also helps me track my water intake. And exercise. As a stickler for earning meaningless points at anything and everything social media like that I have, I also can earn points for everything I do on there. Best part is? FREE! Yes it is 100% free.
I am all about free stuff. Especially when said stuff can help me get fit and healthier. 50 has me in it’s cross hairs, so I am really desiring to get this done, hit my goal weight and be in much better shape.
Sure, people see me and few believe I really weigh this much. I am good at dressing to hide it. But this is insane. I weighed around this when pregnant with my daughter. She is 22 years old. I think it is safe to say that there is no reason I should not be back to my pre-baby weight. I was hanging around the 150 pound range toward the end of my marriage. But while some of this is depression and anxiety, comfort food weight, the marriage ended over 2.5 years ago now, time to stop with comforting myself with crap I eat.
I am what I call an equal opportunity comfort eater.
Happy? – Grab some comfort food!
Sad? – Go for the cookies!
Angry? – Look out candy here I come!
You get the idea…I just like to eat. Not that eating in and of itself is so bad, it is more what I eat than anything. And portions, those are important too. Before today I would grab the raisins and have a cup or two. A serving size is 1/4 cup. Oops. My favorite cereal, raisin bran, a serving is one cup. I was going for 2 or 3 cups, whatever fit in the largest breakfast bowl I could find. Not working so well!
If you are on SparkPeople, please feel free to add me as a friend! I have a SPARK PAGE there, would love to have more friends as a circle of motivation!
If you are not yet using it, may I suggest it as a way to get fit, healthy, drop weight etc., all for FREE.
I don’t use their meal plans, as it isn’t required. I do track everything going in my mouth, even my herbal tea. Every day at the end of the day it gives me a report on my progress. That helps.
Just click this button and come get sparked with me.