Emotional Eater. That's what Sparkspeople.com told me I was after I took their "style" of eater quiz. It was no surprise to me. I have always been able to tune out the bad with a big bowl of popcorn on my lap and phase out with it during a movie. I also have this thing called boredom eating. Another words, I eat just for something to do. Now...before you go thinking I'm an overeater who shovels it in...think again. I'm the "teenie" snacker. The one that you never know even was a calorie until you add it up everyday. I know, everyone makes resolutions each year, only to have them fizzle within a few weeks. But this isn't just a resolution, it's a promise to myself to get back to the old me, the fit one, the one without the extra baby weight. That extra 20 lbs has been haunting me for 9 months now.
It's time. It's time to sweat.
No, I'm not just starting this. I've been doing this. For 3 weeks now and I feel better than ever. It's not a harder than life plain either. I work out 5-6 days/ week and my calories are between 1200-1500. This hasn't been hard at all to track all of this on my iphone with Sparkspeople.com. You enter your food...it tracks your caloric intake along with carbs, proteins, fat, etc. and you track your workouts. You log in your weight, which I have vowed to only allow myself once a week, so that I am not obsessing about the number, and you get to watch the little graph go down as you get closer to your end goal. In the last few weeks, I've not only lost pounds, but inches.
I'm not giving up until the end.
I'm not making excuses. I've had enough of being tired trying to keep up with an almost 4 yr old and a 10 month old.
So you can keep me accountable here. Here's my weight loss confession to you.
Will you join me?