I am so frustrated with this blog right now. I started it on Thursday this week. That is the day the site ended up having to be rolled back to 24 hours previous. I had posted only 2 blogs, but I don’t even recall what was said.
I waited 36hours for this blog to come back up. Even posted a question about if I could still expect it to show up again or not. No answer.
So here I am, restarting it.
Okay. So anyway, here goes.
In 2008 I was selling dance shoes at a local dance competition. I love watching dancers. They look so great. Anyhow, one of the pro’s was a friend of mine. She was stunning. She captivated my attention. I was watching her dance, but it was more than that. I spent some time watching to see exactly what it was that I saw in her. She was tall. Slender. Looked incredible. She commanded attention when she stepped on the dance floor.
Then it hit me. I have all the building blocks to be that person. I am very tall. I have legs that go on forever. I can also look great when I put the time and effort in. The biggest difference was the extra weight I was carrying. I was weighing about 245 at the time.
I had been struggling with my weight for years. I finally started to just give up. Everything I tried just lead to more weight gain. It was so frustrating.
Before I got married, I was going to the gym about 5 times per week. Really working out. I was trim, but my weight was still at about 210lbs. No matter what I tried, I could not break that point.
When we moved to Calgary, I tried Jenny Craig for weight loss. I went from 225 down to about 210. Again got stuck here. And I was frustrated with the system. How was I going to learn to eat real food, when I was on this diet where all the food was prepared for me? Between that, and my consultant just not being very excited about my weight loss, I finally gave up again.
And there I was at this dance competition. Admiring that lady who looked incredible.
So I decided I had to figure out how to get there.
I was a HUGE fan of The Biggest Looser
What an amazing show. These people were so much worse off than I was, and making incredible progress.
I realized it was not possible to make that kind of progress in the real world, but the principles behind what they were doing should work. Calories in versus calories out.
I looked into the BodyBugg System. I soon realized I could not afford the system, and the ongoing fees. So, I started to learn what it did exactly. The BodyBugg tracked calories burned. Okay. There had to be another way to do that.
I got a Polar Heart Rate Monitor. Now to find out how calories burned converted to pounds lost. I started to search online. I found out it is about 3,500 calories burned for 1lb lost. It’s not an exact science, but this is a good general rule.
Now I needed to track the calories I was eating. I also had to learn how many I needed , and other nutritional information. I did a web search for nutrition trackers. I found sparkpeople.com .
What an amazing site! It was incredible. I could track my nutrition, calories in, fitness, calories out. And it was full of information. Exercises to do. Health information. And the best part – the online community. I could connect with others trying to loose weight also.
This was such a god send at this point. I signed up on March 15, 2009