The missing link
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
I have been around the world and back again....not really but in terms of diets it sure feels that way. I swore this would be the summer, THE SUMMER when I turned it all around and I read more books and tried more things my latest adventure being a plant-based diet. I'm all about it, I get it, I understand the benefits......after weeks and weeks I have less and less energy and today I simply could not get out of bed. I have also taken myself off of coffee like, I'm in for a total overhaul but I'm also chronically anemic and I know the signs of anemia and today was a day where there was no denying that this is not going to be a fit for me. I go to bed earlier and earlier, add naps and am dizzy when I can keep my eyes open. Back to beef.
Years ago I was down almost 50 freaking pounds, I felt no deprivation, cut out no major food groups, (or drinks) and had energy to work out consistently. I also went back to school and had a couple of babies. The magic? Sparkpeople. I got impatient and thought it should be moving faster which led me to the first of many Whole 30's, Keto, WW, AIP, Intermittent fasting, Vegan and I have successfully gained back almost all of it. There is no magic in any program it has to work for the individual and their life. SP worked for me.
I now reallize that's only half of the equation, I was also awesome. Spark provided the tools but I did it. What a great thing that is to know. I'm pretty sure I gave myself no credit then so it should go great again. Tools+some self acknowledgement = gonna be great.