Thursday, April 8, 2010
Whew, it's almost been an entire month since I last posted!
I apologize that it's been so long, and that I haven't been keeping up with all of your blogs as well. I've been doing a very poor job in managing my time....please forgive!
That said, this weight loss business has really become like a full-time job in and of itself!
The last month I've been stuck in a rut - the last time I posted I announced that I had lost 15 pounds, but that's also where I've been stuck at all this time. I hit my first plateau and have kind of been treading water without moving forward any further.
Then, just this week, I stumbled onto a resource that I think will aid me in getting past the hump and back on track: SparkPeople.com .
Here I can track every morsel of food and every drop of liquid that goes past my lips so I can see where I'm actually at with calorie/fat consumption....and I can track my exercising to tally up how many calories burned each day....and SparkPeople will tell me if I'm over or under for each. There's a wonderful community of people on their message boards sharing tips and support that has been a wonderful help. I've become quite obsessed with the site, spending all my free time there lately. If you're on your own weight loss journey, check it out!
For some interesting, er....entertainment, check out this YouTube video my dad emailed me. It's from 1944.
(I tried to embed it in this post but it wasn't working properly. Click the link to watch!)
It was interesting to note what their body shape was. They were lean and athletic yet still feminine with no uber-toned muscles or rippling "six-packs" like you see on gymnasts or dancers today. Definitely a softer and prettier kind of look, versus a "harder" modern look.
Have a great weekend, and I promise I'll get back in the blogging swing o' things!