#1. I stopped weighing in every day, on purpose,
I thought maybe I was getting obsessive about the scale. I learned I NEED to weight in at least 3 times a week. Otherwise I do not keep my weight in check.
It is just the way I am 'wired'. It is NOT an obsession for me. If I were on & off the scale several times a day, that would be an obsession.
#2. There is NEVER enough exercise
, that over eating can remove!! I generally get at least 180- 260 exercise minutes, a day. This includes ALL I do. Cleaning house,
, Sheppard Pilates DVD
, Flash Mob
or even going up & down the stairs in our home
. Yes! I eat VERY healthy foods
for my body, with all the sweating I do, the Electra-lights I drink I STILL really CRAVE salt, sodium. This is not a little nudge, it is a HUGE need, my body asks me. I try to only eat as much as I truly need. Usually it is on "Naked Popcorn" after a serving, I don't have the craving any more. With SP I have learned to listen to my body.
I keep the foods perfect 80% of the time.
#3. IF I could not eat while I am doing other things, I KNOW my weight would go down. So why don't I chose to do this? My new goal is 1 meal a week, to start. VERY baby steps.
THIS is the #1 hardest thing I do. My veggies or yogart while I drive, after Zumba & work. It keeps me out of fast foods. At the computer, (I'm eating sliced apples, right now!) & dinner my favorite tv shows. It's the only time I watch tv. I've given up MANY hours with SP & traded watching for playing with exercise.
#4. This last March was the last time I measured my body. When I do it 1 time a month, I have a better clue of my inches. I am up in the hips & waist by #1 inch. The rest stayed the same & some even a little less. My weight REALLY likes to stay at about the mid 180's. That is 4# above my goal. But when I get back to goal.... it takes SO much dieting to stay there, & I do not diet, it is not worth it. The mid 180's is the average over the 4 years I've been SParking. I MAY move my goal up, but I want to keep trying to get back to it. Seems I can only stay there for a week or 2 & then BIG gain, again, back to mid 180's. I am going to figure out a new goal for THIS situation!
I KNOW I will, I am VERY good at reaching my goals! IF you have any ideas about how YOU deal with this situation, let me know. AND yes! I track every day, I log in everyday, have since I joined 3-16-12. SP was an answer to a prayer
, I'm not giving up now!
So theses are my top 4, situations. I am using THE SPARKS
starting over, with new goals, baby stepping, that is how I got healthy with SP, in the first place. AND I AM very healthy, because of the teachings of Chris Downing, he saved my life, & I'm pretty sure he has helped MANY others! Including YOU?
Current I'm on the end at Flash Mob rehearsal!
8-9-16 I have taken the advise of all of my BEAUTIFUL Sparkies, of what to check, to get back to goal. It all makes sense! I see I think I am eating too many carbs. I cut back yesterday & released 2#'s! Doing Happy Dance today! A little tweaking, still going on BUT, THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my healthier heart!
8-10-16 I'm off to Zumba, soon! YES!!!! LOVE the Olympics!
Keeps me wanting to move!!!! Also, I reached my 'baby'
goal of eating 1 meal a week, undistracted!!! I can do this!
Week 1 of this VERY hard streak for me! YEAH!!!!!!!
for all of your support!!!!!!! YOU are the
8-11-16 "LET YOUR MANNERS SPEAK FOR YOU" Yogi tea, I'll do it!!!!
Let's go swimming!
8-16-16 busy in rehearsals for my marionette shows. Kids this time! Need to stay rehearsed, working marionettes is like playing the piano, constant practice! I am blessed with this talent since I was 6 yrs.
Performing with Bozo, 10 years old
8-21-16 Creating everything for new shows, PR including info sheets, business cards, photo sheets, etc. Rehearsing & spritzing up the marionettes. Busy week in between my 'other' job in DH business!
Moon set over a lake near our home, I took 2003!