Friday, January 21, 2011
This morning I weighed myself (even though it's not my weigh in day..) and the scale said 150!! Almost 30 pounds lost. Yeah, I was so excited, but nervous also..... That was the goal I set when I joined sparkpeople. My cruise with my husband is in one day, so I barely made it.
Now what? I'm pretty anxious about the next step in this journey for me. I've been here before, but have never been able to maintain myself at a decent weight. Every time I have made it here, I have given up and gained back everything. So, while it's exciting to be here, it also makes me a bit nervous.
I am happy with my weight loss, but could stand to lose 10-20 more. I haven't been there since I got married 20 years ago. I set a new goal of 130 because that seemed more comfortable that just setting a goal of maintaining... When I looked at my calorie range for maintaining, I got pretty nervous... I can only hope that I have learned so much more with Spark than I did in previous diets, that I can sustain my healthy eating habits and exercise routine. I love eating healthy and I love working out!!!! I love the way I look and feel so much better than when I was heavier. Why did I stop last time? I'm not really sure....
I am going on a 7 day cruise. I plan to work out 3-4 times while on the ship. I have packed my exercise clothing and running shoes. I plan on making good food choices for my body while not necessarily stressing about calories. I plan to go parasailing and swim with the dolphins. I guess we'll see where I am when I return. I only hope that I can return with the same determination that I have had up to this point. Come on Elaine, you can do this.