Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fresh Start

I almost completely abandon this blog so often, it's amazing that I don't just start over again. But I think it's time to roll it out and start over with what I had started with: documenting my eating and lifestyle, making myself accountable, and being able to look at what I am doing and hopefully see progress.

I started this blog in 2009 because I wanted to lose 7 pounds. I was 137 pounds and wanted to get down to 130. Reading this now is almost a smack in the face, as 137 is the goal that Spark has now set for me to achieve as my ultimate weight loss goal.

I got married in June and my weight was the highest it has ever been at 160. The whole thing is frustrating to me because you're supposed to lose weight for your wedding. Well, I was way too stressed to lose weight or care about the weight that was piling on. But as soon as I got back from our honeymoon, I realized that this is a huge problem and I seriously needed to lose about 20 pounds. I've lost about 5 pounds since August, but it's still not enough.

I got some lab results back last week and my LDL is high. This really freaked me out. I still think of myself as healthy, but now I feel like I'm not and I need more work. It's a total wake up call.

I've been tracking my calories and workouts on Spark, but like I said, it's not enough. I need to get nitty gritty and start posting everything and holding myself accountable. I need to rejoin the gym and stop lying to myself that 30 minute walks with the dog are enough.

It's time to buckle down. Here it goes...