So, I forgot to take a picture of my scale this morning, but imagine something like this:
The good news? I have actually been running (ish) two to three times (usually three) per week. I successfully finished week three of the C25K plan, and will be starting week four this week. The bad news? I gained weight! I know my eating hasn't been spectacular, but it hasn't been that terrible, either (or so I thought).
This week, I logged into my old SparkPeople account and am going to start tracking my food intake. Since the snowpocalypse has taken over, I know that I haven't been too active other than my run workout/work. Apparently, I need to exercise more, and will try to throw in some weights or a class of some sort at the gym.
Being a weight and a size I'm uncomfortable with really affects all aspects of my life. I find myself being more sluggish both at home and at work, I'm not sleeping that great, and I have the mantra that "one more _______ (insert delicious food here) won't hurt." But you know what? It does. If I am just putting the calories I burn (or more) back into my body, then guess what? I'm not going to be losing any weight. A simple thought, for sure, but one I am struggling with. I love to eat! Cutting back is so hard for me. I feel almost addicted to food, and it makes me happy. I need to realize, though, that being healthy is going to make me happier, and focus on that.