Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
JHAACK39 SparkPoints: (12,340)
Fitness Minutes: (8,592)
Posts: 281
4/22/13 4:20 P

My first success, was setting out to lose weight and actually doing it.
To see more than a 1 lbs. drop in a week was huge. When I signed up for SP, I had been riding an excercise bike for several weeks and had progressed to where I was actually working out and burning some decent calories.

I mixed in SP calorie recommendations and it wasn't uncommon to see 2, sometimes even 3 lbs. dropped in a week. That's pretty easy to pull off at the kind of poundage I was starting at.

But, it wasn't the amount. It's just that it was almost a predictable amount based on how well I followed my nutrition and my workout plans.

I'm like "So, if I eat better and eat less calories (I never wanted it to be about just less calories, it had to be 'better' nutritionally) and mix in regular excercise...I lose weight?" Gee. I can roll with that.

Of course I KNEW that's how it worked. But until I did it, I'm not sure I was invested in the concept. It's not that I didn't believe in the idea. I think I didn't believe in ME! And when I saw it happen, that was huge. I became a me.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 15,220
4/22/13 4:15 P

Losing weight and keeping it off. My next success will be reaching my goal weight.

I second DIDS70 even when I was really tiny my thighs still rubbed together. Some people are genetically predisposed to such things. I hope that yours don't but don't be upset if they do.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/22/13 2:08 P

will be walking up the stairs without huffing and puffing. Unfortunately my body isn't designed where even at goal weight, my thighs won't rub. Even as a young child at the perfect weight, my thighs rubbed together. Don't be bummed if it doesn't happen.

MIRANDAFRM2 Posts: 291
4/22/13 12:13 P

My first success was fitting into a pair of pants that hadn't fit me in four years! :)

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,514)
Fitness Minutes: (17,448)
Posts: 2,116
4/22/13 12:03 P

I have two things I'm looking forward to - walking with my legs not rubbing together and doing jumping cardio without feeling like I'm going to knock myself out with my large chest.

Page: 1 of (1)  

Other SparkPeople Cafe Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
What is your cardio for burning fat?????? 2/20/2015 9:39:39 PM
Question 2 2/7/2015 9:52:13 AM
What's With "Today's Top Stories"? 3/30/2015 12:19:08 PM
What workout did you do today? 1/22/2015 8:42:16 AM
Tennis 4/6/2015 12:40:08 AM