MARCHEM
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Sunday, March 03, 2019

I used SparkPeople several years ago and got my goal weight. I stayed on SP for a while for maintenance and then got out of the habit. In the process, I gained weight--more than when I started SP years ago.

I started back January 1 of this year. I've logged in daily, exercised for at least 10 minutes almost every day, have tracked my food daily (mostly stayed in range), and rejoined my SparkTeams. My weight dropped 7 lbs. in the first few weeks and I've been stuck at that weight now for a few weeks. It's a little frustrating, but I truly am making progress in other measurable ways.

First, my clothes are fitting better. I bought new jeans about a month and half ago. They were a little tight, but the next size up was a little big, so I bought the tight jeans. I wore them to watch my daughter cheer for her high school basketball teams a couple of weeks ago and they were so tight they hurt by the time the games were over. I resisted wearing them to work or to some of her other games because I didn't want to hurt. I put them on yesterday to go with dd to a Show Choir competition to watch her school's team. I knew we wouldn't be there too long, so I figured I'd be okay. The were still a little tight, but they never hurt and I wore them all day! Also, I'm short and wear size L t-shirts. They mostly go well past my hips and for a couple years, they were too tight to go over my hips. Now, they go over my hips easily and both my husband and daughter commented about how much smaller my hips and stomach are!

Second, I'm hypoglycemic. My kid's call it "mom disease". I need to eat regularly or I get lightheaded. Yesterday, the Show Choir competition was running behind (not surprising) and I didn't eat lunch until late. I was only slightly hungry and not lightheaded at all. Regular exercise is helping to control my blood sugar.

I'm not winning on the scale, but I'm winning other battles. My clothes are fitting better and I'm feeling healthier. I'll take it and hopefully, the scale will start moving down soon.
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