Thursday, May 12, 2016
I have not done a blog in a very long time. Thought I should today.
I joined WW as my last blog states and didn't do well until Jan. I made a decision then that I have got to do something about this weight or give up and I can't seem to let myself give up.
So, by Jan my SIL was not in WW anymore. However, a Spark friend that I have known for years now joined also. She and I email daily and it is helping me. I'm SLOWLY losing weight. I'm finding that if I eat a lot of carbs I don't lose well no matter how many points I get. I also found I can't eat the extra points or I barely lose.
So, I use WW for my weigh ins and I use Spark for everything else. I am used to their way of tracking and am comfortable with it. My friend loves the points on WW. I am finding if I stay at the lower end of my calories and limit my carbs I lose much better.
I have managed to lose 18 pounds since Jan 6. That seems very slow to me but I am very proud of myself because I'm not yo yoing and I am truly changing my attitude about food. I have read all the articles on SP and know what I need to do but until my mind was ready to lose I couldn't do it.
I usually hit a brick wall about 4 months along as well. With the help of my friend Marylou I have not hit that wall. Although we are states away from each other we seem to be able to motivate each other and offer support. An ear to listen and advice. When one is down the other seems to be able to pull her up.
We are determined to make this year our year to lose and get healthier. I whine about my 18 because I have another 100 to lose but if I continue to lose 1 pound or so a week I will be down 52 by Decemeber.
I'm not getting any younger and I am healthy for now. If I don't lose this weight that could change.
So, my advice is to work hard on your mental state. Really talk to yourself and focus on you. Time goes so quickly.