Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Well tomorrow is my official weigh in and biometric testing that will tell how I have done during my company wellness challenge. I have loved what I have learned through spark and will continue on in my journey here even though the company challenge will be moving on to a new phase.
I am down about 14 lbs in those 2 months but more importantly I am in much better shape. I'm looking forward to seeing how some internal things are doing like my cholesterol, etc. By taking on the challenge, I found out through a physical that I was dehydrated and extremely low on two vitamins and my thyroid meds were no longer sufficient at their strength.
I now routinely drink 8 glasses of water a day, take my vitamins, take my meds, and eat healthier. After a shot, and a prescription for vitamin deficiences I will find out if that is better on December 3rd when I go back in for repeat testing with my doctor. She has been thrilled with my progress so far.
I'm down 3 inches in my waist, almost three on my thighs, etc. etc. The good just keeps coming as long as I keep on sparking! I love the support and friendship I find here. I love the team challenges. I've found a couple of fitness buddies that I do different workouts with and that keeps me commited even on days when I don't want to be. I've given up daily sodas, don't buy it for my kids, and maybe have one a month now. DH is eating better and kicking it in to gear to try and stay ahead of me!
We make a healthy grocery shopping trip on the weekends, clean out and organize the fridge, pack our lunches and snacks, and make new spark people recipes on a regular basis.
So what will 60 days on spark do for you? How committed will you be over the next 60 days? I find the next the most challenging of the year. Thankfully this year I won't be facing it solo, but will have all that spark has to offer.
I'm kicking it off with my first 5K run in over 20 years this weekend! I'll post a picture on Monday for those of you who check in. I hope you will figure out your spark goals for the holidays and make your dreams come true this year!