Day 10: Just joined SparkPeople a FREE weight loss plan site

I just joined SparkPeople after seeing their link on a fellow blogger’s site.

It looks like a really cool site and may just be the extra push I need (Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE).

After logging in they calculated my BMI (Body Mass Index). At 5’2″ tall and 190 pounds I am officially obese with BMI of 34.8. Not good. I like that they offer a way to track your fitness progress, nutrition plan (either with or without their guidance), and other goals (like drinking eight-8oz. glasses of water a day). The best part is that it doesn’t cost me $30 plus a month to be a member and I get all the encouragement, recipes and fitness advice I need.

I’m not a person that has habitually planned my meals. I eat what’s available and what I’m craving. As a family we do love to eat vegetables, but we also love cheese and meats and rich foods. If I knew how to cook like the French and made the rich foods satisfying with just one serving it might not be so bad. It’s going to be a long process of trial and error to figure out what works best for us as a family. You think about it, if I’m on a diet than everyone else is too, because I’m preparing the food. I don’t want to deprive anyone, but I also don’t want to harm anyone’s health by allowing bad habits to endure.

After tracking my day’s consumption, which took a while because I had to add all the foods and their nutritional info, I noticed I went over in FAT. At first it made me feel bad, but I noticed that what made me go over the top limit/goal of the day was the olive oil and almonds I ate during the day (MUFA foods), so I wasn’t horribly concerned. Tomorrow I’m going to use their suggested guideline meal plan for the day and find foods that I have in my fridge and pantry that I can substitute and still stay within the suggested range.

Workout Progress. . .
I did the Slim in 6 workout again this afternoon. The baby was asleep and the windows were wide open. She and I had spent 2 hours this afternoon outside “playing” in the garden so she was beat. She’s claimed her plot; it’s so cute. I know it’s only been a week and a half but I’m feeling pretty good about myself and hope to stick to the exercise plan. Knowing that I plan on sharing my progress with the world is a big motivation.

Lucero De La Tierra (1091 Posts)

I'm a mom of two beautiful little girls, stay-at-home mom and blogger. I write about things that affect the everyday life of a stay-at-home parent or any parent for that matter such as parenting, relationships, discipline, the media, product reviews, giveaways, social media, food, cooking, gardening and anything else that might come my way.

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