Sunday, October 19, 2008
I began the journey to weight loss August 28, 2008 and now I'm down to 30 days to my goal date. I initially weighed in at 155. I'm now at 143. 8 pounds to go!
It's been an exciting journey and a learning experience. When I started, I simply wanted to lose weight. At some point, I started seeing the opportunity to have a healthy lifestyle.
I made terrible eating choices before SparkPeople. I lived on sugar--soda, candy bars, cakes. Then one day I decided to try a diet soda--something I thought I'd never do. Just the idea of the word "diet" turned me off. I don't drink much but when I have a craving, I can drink about 4 oz before I start tasting the Splenda. I found a recipe for a low-cal cake I don't binge on, and I've only had one candy bar in the last 7 weeks. Even if I don't lose 8 pounds by Dec 17, I will still feel good about the changes I've made in my life.
I am a little anxious about what's to come. I graduated to stage 3, which encourages less reliance on the food tracker. I've been good at staying in the area of 1350 calories but it's easy when I'm tracking through the day. Plus, I still don't quite understand the percentage of fat to calorie ratio!
Anyway, this is my journey. I plan to enjoy it.
30 days to go...