Friday, January 06, 2012
2011 was a great year of fabulous progress, some regression, some good news and some bad. I started SparkPeople in November 2010, working on my New Year's resolutions, knowing that starting early would give me a better chance of succeeding.
I started here at 185lbs, determine to lose weight in the hopes that doing so would help my body accept pregnancy without the use of pills, shots, and/or doctors. I also wanted to get off the blood pressure medicine I had been on for a couple of years.
I worked my way up from 3 Jazzercize classes a week to 2 classes per day, 6 days a week. (I think it might have become an obsession.) I earned my 150 class shirt in May and I reached 300 classes for the year!!
By August I had reached 143lbs, my lowest weight since joining SparkPeople. I was thrilled and scheduled an appointment with my doctor who agreed that I could stop taking my blood pressure medication! I also went from a size 16 to a size 6/7 in jeans.
At the beginning of October we sold our house in Texas and moved to Colorado. Due to paperwork errors on the part of our lender we were without a home for 3 weeks. During October we ate out every meal and moved from hotel to hotel anticipating the closing of our house. It was a hard month and it took a toll on us physically, emotionally, and financially.
In the midst of all the chaos we finally conceived, which was a total shock since we have been trying for so very long. We were thrilled! We even bought a crib and were making plans to rearrange the house to make room for a nursery. Unfortunately a few weeks later we lost the pregnancy. Thankfully we didn't share the news with very many people so we were able to move on quickly. It has been difficult at times but I am doing better than I would have imagined.
2011 ended with us safely in our new home in Colorado, enjoying the snow and beauty of our new surroundings. Seriously, this place is stunning! It also ended with me being at 160 lbs, 17lbs up from my weight in August, and wearing size 9 jeans.
Knowing what I learned from 2011, I have no doubt that 2012 will be the year I reach all my goals and I can't wait to lay those all out for you, but will save that for another day!