As I begin to get myself back into shape (again) I thought I would put some preliminary observations down in this blog post.
When I was Sparking daily in 2009/2010, people who know me know that I was a pretty disciplined exerciser and calorie tracker, and I still am.
I just completed my old neighborhood 2 mile walk that I used to do religiously twice a day at a 4 mph pace in 30 minutes...first time I went the complete route since I started walking Saturday. I see that carrying 30 pounds more than I used to along with not being up to speed (no pun intended) with my fitness left me about 3 minutes over my 30 minute walk time. My trusty watch showed that I was walking at 3.6 mph, so that makes sense. All I could think about as I was walking is that it is like carrying a 16 pound bowling ball in each hand walking with this extra weight...no wonder my time and speed are off...but not for long.
I was always a once a week weigh in person, but starting out, I usually check my progress daily. I started weighing myself on Saturday at 230, was 229 Sunday, and 228 yesterday. This morning before my walk I was 227.2, and after the walk I was 225.8. Wouldn't it be nice if just by walking 2 miles you could lose a pound! I know that early on, the weight drops quickly if you stay on target, and right now daily weigh ins are a good motivator for me.
I always liked doing this, but does anybody else find that tracking foods religiously seems to make you more preoccupied with food than you were before you started tracking? I need to get over this soon!
October RV Rally:
I decided when walking this morning that my goal is to have lost at least 10 pounds by our October Columbus Day weekend rally...don't see this to be too difficult.
It sure is nice to come back to an online community and have all the people you used to interact with come right back into your journey, no questions, no judgements. I can't thank all my SparkFriends enough for that. Many I stayed in touch with on Facebook, but many have stayed here on SparkPeople continuing on their journey, and I wish you all the best and thank you for your support.
I'm not much of a blog poster, so this will probably be it for a while..., so be happy & healthy!