Sunday, July 29, 2012
This morning I rose ...surprise... and I headed toward the dreaded enemy, the scale. I choose the day I rest from exercise to check how I'm going. There it was, the numbers were the lowest so far.
MY first thought was "oh yeah you should have lost 25 kgs not just 15"...sigh...but I got down the progress chart I keep and worked out bodyfat and lean body mass and filled it in. To me it looked ok,but not good enough.
I showed my daughter and husband who said at the same time "WOW that is fantastic"
What were they looking at?
They were looking at the top of the page at the first entry and comparing it to today -
36.6% body fat to 15.6%
77.61 lbs of fat to 28.48
137.99 lean body mass to 154.12
Total loss in 25 weeks 15 kgs.
When you are doing this 'lifestyle' every day you tend to look at the each day on its own and pick at yourself about how YOU ate too much yesterday and could have walked further and picked up the pace.
Most days I'm upbeat and do the best I can to make the right choices, but this morning it was hard.
I'm so grateful for the family or friends we have that look at the progress we have made and are there to redirect our thoughts to the POSITIVE. What an amazing time I have had to date and how great after all these years of 'trying' I finally DO see the goal being achievable . I have changed so much in such a short time and my body is showing it.
I have a new top I've bought as a reward and will wear it with pride and use it to encourage me to take one day at a time but also to look at the beginning of my chart often to remember where I was.
Thanks to my Spark buddies too, your stories and blogs encourage me and help so much.