Days 1 & 2 In The Books!
Sunday, December 02, 2018
I was never a fan of counting the days, I've been on this on going weight loss journey since 2012 (even though right now it seems like a weight gain journey! LOL). But I am trying to make this feel new again. After all these years of losing so much weight, maintaining then gaining a large portion of it back, feeling like things are shiny and new are really helping.
It was really humble to go for a walk for the first time in a really long time. Other than the occasional Disneyland trip, I haven't been doing hardly any walking. When I started losing weight before I started walking when I got around 250, and as I sit here at 243 the pains and uncomfortable part of walking is all too familiar. My lower back and knees hurt as I walk, slowly, while huffing and puffing. But I am trying to remind myself that while it is hard at first, it only gets easier as time goes on.
When I lost 90 pounds the first time I ate mostly easy mac, chicken nuggets, and hot pockets. Calories in calories out totally works. Before that I mostly ate fast food, so that was a huge step in the right direction for me even though it still wasn't healthy. This time around I am eating more whole foods, still have my frozen things I like, but not making that every single meal. Been eating spinach, lettuce (don't worry just iceberg LOL) and enjoying what veggies have to offer. As you all know 1200-1500 calories of veggies is a lot more than 1200 calories of easy mac, much more filling and satisfying.
Anyways I am trying not to focus on the long road ahead of me, and just focusing on getting back out of the 240's. I cringe as I write that because I vowed never to go back over 200, let alone let it get this bad. But I think part of me has been in denial about this weight gain. I mean, I knew that it was there, I can feel it daily, I've seen it on the scale, but instead of admitting defeat I am finally ready to turn this around.
Thanks for all the encouragement on the last blog. So happy to see so many kind and familiar faces and a few new ones! Definitely makes me wonder why I ever stopped Sparking in the first place.