Friday, February 15, 2008

Weighing In

Back in July I joined a great site called Spark People. I loved it and checked in daily for the first 2 weeks. Then the summer got away from me, school started, Christmas shopping, my son’s anxiety about leaving me that came out of left field, tons of crap and before you know it we are in February.

Ummm…was it really July that I was there last?

Anyway I signed in again today and started logging my food for the day (One of the best features about the site as far as I am concerned) when it dawned on me how little I pay attention to my food intake. I love that this site makes me accountable for what I eat. Also, that I am not drinking enough water which is something I used to be able to do before kids. I always have a glass of water near me and although this is a good thing, my kids drink all my water. So although I am filling 6 glasses a day I drink about 2.

Another thing is that I eat what the kids don’t. Like the sausage I made this morning (not a big enough breakfast I know) for them which they left 1 each on their plates, I ate. I didn’t even like it. It was cold and taste greasy.

Then my daughter asked for these organic cookies from Earth’s Best but ate only 2 of them. I ate the rest of the serving size. I didn’t even want them.

I am going to start writing about my progress on this blog because I want to hold myself more accountable for what I eat.

My goal is to live healthier, be more active (summer is coming and we are always more active in the summer), drink MY water, and eat more live food which inevitably will help me lose weight which is never my first goal.

I had an eating disorder for many years and try not to make my weight an issue. I try not to make my weight ever be about a particular number.

Also, I try not to let anyone’s comments (cough cough my husband), affect my thoughts on myself. Which to be honest has gotten easier over the years. Say what you will, I do not care! Not that he comes right out and makes inappropriate comments about gasp a women’s weight but there have been some insensitive comments that I will never be able to forget.

As for SparkPeople’s other great features check out the fitness section where they provide you with a easy, exercise plan that you can do right next to your desk if you need to.

If you join Spark please let me know I would love to have some friends on there.

Here’s to getting healthy, living longer and buying off the rack!

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