So today I was feeling lazy and unmotivated. I was sticking to my plan, but wondering why bother? The scale just isn't moving as fast as I want and the thought that keeps going through my brain is, "what if I do everything right and I don't lose weight?" That thought is my constant companion, because I've been diligent about what I eat (recording everything) and also getting much more exercise than I used to (walking about an hour each day) and still no weight loss last week. So, I was mentioning this to my daughter and she said, "but Mom don't you already feel better and didn't you just tell me how much fun you had sledding!" Well, she was right, I do feel a lot better and if I hadn't started Sparking, I don't think I would have been ready for the sledding. So to show you how much fun I had, here are some pics...
Here are our vehicles. Pretty spiffy.
This is the hill. At the top of the page you can see Torch Lake. Notice how small the people at the bottom are!
Here I am, making a run, and yes it really was that fun.
I dragged my sled up the hill once, but our host Les, knows how to sled, ride down and ride up!
On the left is my husband Tom and on the right is our host Les. Les grew up at the bottom of the hill and this was where he sledded when he was a kid. This was his third annual sledding weekend. When I saw Les hop on the sled and run down, I thought, "Heck, why not!"
So I was outdoors for two hours and only had one cookie and no cocoa or schnapps! I also should mention that the morning of the sledding, Tom and I took a 5 mile hike in the woods. It was hard to stick to my plan with all the restaurant eating (small town diners) and pizza parties and bar hops, but I did pretty darn good. Too many calories, but lots less than I would have eaten before Spark.
So I guess what it's all about is patience.