Happy Birthday to Me
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Today is my birthday, and along with the birthday comes a great deal of introspection. My weight loss has stalled, and I really can't call it a "plateau" because I know perfectly well that I have not been as good as I should be. I don't even think I have lost motivation, but a lot of the things I wrote in my last blog entry are still true.
I started a new job on June 2. The irony is that my job is a walker's paradise and I usually do a lot more walking during the week than on the weekends. I think for most people it is the other way around, but not for me. It is one aspect of the job (which is a temporary one. I am not sure how long I will be there but I am hoping until at least the end of the year) that I really like.
However, I definitely have less time to devote to Spark People. I don't log my food as religiously as I used to, and it definitely shows. However, I am not sure that is the only reason. I have tried writing things down and then entering them at night, but only with moderate success. I think I have broken my own rules on a number of fronts by engaging in emotional eating and then not writing down what I have eaten because I don't want to face it.
Anyway, I have to make some adjustments. I haven't really lost weight for two months, but I haven't gained either, so that is good. I am sure we will have some sort of birthday dinner, but I am telling myself that I don't want to eat a bunch of fattening things just because it is my birthday.
Thanks to all who have acknowledged me in some way, either with Spark Mails, goodies, or comments. I don't always acknowledge back, but everything is appreciated.
I will be updating my page soon with some pictures and updated goals (my posted goal for 8/1 clearly is not going to be met, not even close).