Friday, July 03, 2009

My New Weight Loss Lifestyle

I joined SparkPeople a couple weeks ago with the goal of being able to track what I'm actually eating and to find a place where I can find other people to help me be accountable to. Sigh.

I have been doing the Spark People thing for over two weeks now. I have cut my calories by an average of 400 a day. I have had 3 glasses of mountain dew during that time when normally I had 3 glassses a day, and I excercised 10 of those days, where normally I would have excercised 2 days. I have worn a path from my desk at work to the bathroom from all the water I drink. I started out at 156.6 pounds. This morning I weighed 156.6 pounds. That is what I call depressing. I'm giving up a lot of things I enjoy and doing things I don't enjoy with nothing to show for it. It's enough to make a girl cry. Sure, I know some of the meds I'm on make it difficult to lose weight, and I wasn't expecting to drop 2 pounds a week, but maybe a half pound a week? Please? I'll go cry now. Then I'll go do some fabric retail therapy and then hit the gym on the way home.

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

400 calories per day seems like a big cut. Give your body time to adjust to your new eating habits, it may be that your metabolism is slowing down b/c of the the decreased amount of calories. It will adjust. Hang in there, it will work.

Anonymous said...

Let me know if you want a workout buddy! I completely lack the motivation and dedication to exercise regularly, so I'm looking for a few good women (or men, I'm not picky) to work out with, now and then. I may try out that SparkPeople program, too....

-Roz

Anonymous said...

Let me know if you want a workout buddy! I completely lack the motivation and dedication to exercise regularly, so I'm looking for a few good women (or men, I'm not picky) to work out with, now and then. I may try out that SparkPeople program, too....

-Roz

Anonymous said...

Spark People is a great program if only to get practice in learning to pay attention to what you eat! There are tons of excellent tips in the forums on how to get the weight to start to come off though it could just be that you are gaining a little muscle weight as you lose fat weight. Hang in there and good luck!

Jade Shiva,
spark person proceeding very slowly herself, down 6 lbs from 162 in 3 months and keeping them off. :)