Sunday, April 25, 2010
I went to a birthday party last night for a friend and saw people I had not seen in ten months. I used to work with these people when I was asked to join the biggest loser. I lost 40 ish pounds there.
Since i've seen them I've lost enought that now I'm down 70 lbs and in better shape than I've been in a decade. Let me just tell you the cheers and praise made it worth all the work. One girl said she wanted to know what kind of crack I was using and if I'd give her some. I said yeah, it's called diet and exercise. There is no magic pill.
I made it through the party without eating anything bad. I took my own large bottle of water to avoid the beer, and brought my own salad and strawberries in case there wasn't anything healthy to eat. No one gave me grief but just celebrated in my huge success.
I needed all of that. This may be the first month in about ten where I don't lose weight. I'm trimming up but the scale isn't really showing a loss. I know it will get tougher since I'm not far from my goal. I Just have to celebrate the health, the victory, and not freak out about the slower pace now. It's a lifestyle and that will never go away.
I went to the gym today and did my workout from my trainer who I loving refer to as The Squat Police. I powered through my three sets of assisted pullups and got all 12 reps with no assistance (meaning no one had to help me up in the end). That was a first. I'm feeling stronger every month.
So if you're in a place where you think you can't.... you really can. It just takes planning, preparation, consistency, and determination. Keep on going because each day adds up to success in the end.