Tuesday, February 16, 2021
It’s been a year since a blog check in! But, I've never stopped Sparking or working on a better me! I’m nearly ten years in on Spark and still 50lbs down!
Good news for 2021 is my weight has been the same all year, plus or minus a few pounds.
However, the scale is up higher than comfortable since 2020. (See previous blogs)
Not so good news is I never got last year’s 15lb regain off.
Honestly I’ve been on a rough roller coaster ride with my food all year long...
After retiring 3 yrs ago and work stress gone, I dropped those extra pounds rather easily, but then other life stressors came into play and the retirement honeymoon over. I’m still happily retired but old food habits have resurfaced. Just when I thought I had this, wham! The creep. The creep. The creep. A binge or two then three, four and more. I have allowed it. I’m still working things out.
Another plus since June 2020 (post COVID lockdown) gym and pool reopen and I’m on this fitness train! Also finally back to yoga studio after reopening 2021! Fitness/Exercise is pretty much my passion. I thoroughly enjoy it all!
I very much enjoy SparkPeople and appreciate my Spark friends, old and new!
I check in pretty much every day with 100 plus day streaks. I enjoy reading blogs and articles. I use the nutrition tracker most days.
My food plan is pretty basic with the goal being staying at top of cal range and balancing macros 30:30:30. My issues are the slip ups that lead to the all-or-nothing attitude.
I’ve learned so very much. Some times, too much! There are so many ways to go about a healthy lifestyle. But I do know what works best for me most of the time. Now, to just reestablish those habits that I know work for me for weight loss and most of all maintenance.
I will admit that not having outings/trips/events to plan for this past year which usually includes dropping a few pounds is part of the reason I haven’t shed extra weight. Emotional eating is my nemesis either in losing or gaining weight. I have made some really important permanent changes but the scales have tipped toward many slip ups.
I put off this blog for a couple of months because I just wasn’t sure what to write. Up I’m glad I finally did it. It made me do some self reflection.
I persevere this year of 2021 toward better health and well-being with the continued support, motivation, and inspiration from SparkPeople!
Thanks to everyone who checks in!