Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Greetings Sparker family!
I am now a year older and I have much to share with you.
As some of you know, I am on a journey to establish the good habit of tracking my eating on Spark and striving to stay within calorie range. I have seen some amazing results already. The scale is changing as I am forming this good habit. In 10 days I dropped 5 pounds. I did nothing extreme. I ate plenty, but I had those evenings when I looked at my calorie total and said, "Okay, I'm done. No more eating until tomorrow." Some days I ate at the low end, but many days ended with me eating at the higher end as well. So, I was thrilled!
HOWEVER, the ultimate challenge for me was being away from home for 4 days and 3 nights. PLUS, add to that one birthday party for me.
"What happened?" You ask. Well, The weekend was packed with busy and I did not have full control over what foods were cooked and served. BUT, I still tracked and I wore my Fitbit and synced it each day too. Did I eat over my calorie range? Yes. But I did not mindlessly eat. I stayed aware of my calorie consumption.
GREAT NEWS: I walked over 18,000 steps in Washington, DC yesterday on my birthday! This is my highest daily total ever! Plus, we went bike riding to see some of the monuments and memorials for about 2 hours. I have to say, it was one of my most FAVORITE birthdays so far, and this is my 48th birthday! God is so good to me! To be able to actually gaze upon the Lincoln Memorial and read his words carved in the walls is an unforgettable moment in my life.
TODAY is Day 15 and I am back home. I am tired, but ever so happy and excited for this new year of life. I am keeping a visual reminder of this great habit that I am establishing.
(Photos of our trip to DC will be coming this week )
Let me cheer you on, Sparkers. STAY STEADY. KEEP GOING. YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!