Well, I haven't been great at keeping up with this blog lately. It's not that there haven't been things to blog about, I've just been a little preoccupied. As the warmer weather rolled around and I pulled out the summer clothes ... nothing fit :( It's been slow, but steady. My weight was pretty much back up to where it was before I had my successful loss seven years ago. Mid-May, I decided it was time to try, really TRY this again. It is said you can't out-cardio your calories, and while I've stayed very active through the years, it has not been enough. Admittedly, I was not logging my food ... and I do like to eat.
I had tried the whole calorie counting thing before. There are many free applications, and I had an account at MyCalorieCounter. Although I struggled with some of the less user-friendly aspects of the website and app, I was hesitant to change because I had invested so much time in personalized entries. But when I found out My Fitness Pal had a very broad and easy to use database, an app for my iPhone AND synced with my Fitbit ... I decided to make a fresh start there.
I can get a little obsessive, starting something new. I've been spending a lot of time making new MFP friends for support and encouragement. Logging foods and adding personalized meals and recipes. Checking out the community for inspiring success stories. And of course, upping my activity again (I had slacked off a little). Recording everything ... in fact, I decided I wanted to keep track of this journey. So I started another blog for me to keep track of all my daily stats, successes (& failures), and graphs (many of the visuals are there only temporarily, and I want to keep a record for myself). It is said, to help motivate, tell people your goal ... So here it is... If you wanted to see what has been keeping me busy NOT blogging (here anyway) you can check it out. Jen'sJourney ... It IS a journey, I think it's going to be harder and slower than the first time, but I'm pretty determined. As said in a quote I like ... "You can't change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight!" ~ Jim Rohn
And I'll TRY to get back to the family blog as well!