My last six months
Sunday, June 30, 2013
These last six months have been such a roller coaster for me. I have moved back to the states from Canada. I miss my friends in Canada so dearly but am happy to be back home in the states. Things here have been so wonky financially. The job offer that we had didn't work out and after spending months working for other chiropractors my husband and I have decided to take the plunge and start practicing on our own - SCARY.
I guess I wasn't weighing myself properly in Canada because when I got here and went to the gym - I realized that I had actually GAINED 35 pounds. I had done so well before and shed so much weight but I guess the stress and being indoors so much finally got to me. My last physical did not go very well at all. The doctor pointed out my weight gain and my family history of obesity and diabetes and strongly suggested I drop 50 pounds.
Last week I went to the MAC store and got a makeover (picture attached) and it was the first time I felt good about myself in awhile and the more I think about it the more I want to feel good all the time. My husband has joined the gym with me (not that he needs it that man - bless his heart- wakes up every day and runs 15 miles BEFORE he goes to work) but he wants to be supportive.
So here goes - for the next six months - I am going to go back to basics. Cutting back on my meals and sugar. I don't like candy, cookies, donuts - but I love fruit juices.
Going to try to decrease my carb intake - not take it away altogether - I am a much happier person with carbs in my life but just substitute sometimes.
Gym - IS going to happen 3 times a week - especially now that hubby is on board.
My goal is that in another six months - I will have shed at least 25 pounds.
So - I'm asking all my spark friends - to hold me accountable. If you don't see me posting - please send me a message or post on my page. I have realized that with this weight gain there is a clear correlation between my activity of spark people and my weight gain. The more I post (especially food tracking, responding to threads, and fitness monitoring), the better I am with maintaining a healthy weight.
Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day.