Monday, February 23, 2009

Spark Person


Have you heard of www.sparkpeople.com? It's a free website that's kind of like Weight Watchers. You can track your calories there, track your exercise, get diet and exercise tips, join support groups, get healthy recipes, and in every other way you can think of, force yourself to lose some freaking weight. So with a renewal of purpose last week, I joined sparkpeople in an effort to get my eating under control.

My eating, in case you haven't noticed, is sporadically healthy, at best. Looking at my blog, in fact, it probably seems like I do nothing but eat sweets. While I WISH this was the case, it isn't. I just don't blog about the carrot sticks WITHOUT dip that I eat. Or the no sugar applesauce. Or the lowfat cottage cheese. Because who wants to read about that stuff? (NOT ME, in case you were thinking about blogging about low fat cottage cheese). But even with all the healthy stuff I do eat in between blogging about cheesecake and chocolate truffle cookies, I'm still not where I want to be. I guess I haven't been committed enough to this weight-loss thing to avoid ALL treats, especially when it's not my diet blow off day (which usually falls on Friday, the day of weigh-in, because either I'm so pissed off that I didn't lose much/any weight that I binge out of anger. Or I'm so glad that I finally lost some weight that I reward myself with a binge day).

So, in order to try to gain some self-control over my sweets intake, I'm going to use you wonderful people as my personal diet police. Every day when I blog, I'm going to add a p.s. that tells how I did the day before on diet and exercise. And if I eat sweets and it's not a special occasion or my diet blow-off day, you all have permission to spank me. Slap me. Beat me down like a....like a....what's that analogy? Anyway, like that. Verbally of course. I don't want anyone showing up here with a heavy wooden paddle or anything. I like my hiney round the way it is.

Ok, thanks for your participation. Tune in later to see if you get to do your first session of verbal abuse. You never know, you might even get some of your personal aggression out. It'll be like free therapy! 'Cause I'm giving like that.

8 comments:

Chelsea said...

My problem is that every day is a special occasion! :D

That's a cool site. I use a similar one - gyminee.com. It's great.

Melissa said...

Cool. Thanks for the heads up! I will check this site out for sure.

rychelle said...

i love sparkpeople!

it really helped me to drop some lbs. i guess i need to get back to using it. (if only i could remember my password)

Melissa said...

Oh I love a good beat down and I'm just the girl to give it! I practice on myself EVERY DAY! And you did hear Tib mention how I chewed her a** off for her McD's indulgence.
Can't wait! I'm vibrating with sheer excitement!!!!!!!

Christie said...

I love this site too! Too bad I didn't send you an invite so I could get my 10 spark points ;)

Christie said...

Oh, and I finally completed my tag from like 3 weeks ago.

tiburon said...

Love the Spark People. Have been there for years..But I don't use their tools. I just use excel to track my calories.

Shawn said...

I have the problem of the "long weekend"----since I only splurge on the weekends... Sigh...