Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tomorrow is my weigh in day, but of course I had to check today since it is the official anniversary day. As long as nothing happens I will be at or past my half way weight goal! That will be fantastic. I also checked my measurements, which I didn’t do at first when I joined, but I have been doing them faithfully once a month since I started taking them. The results for the four places I measure are over 20 inches lost. All in all not bad for almost 6 months!
I have made healthy eating a priority more often than not. I don’t deny myself anything knowing that portion control is important to my long term forward success. I do have some bad habits that I will have to continue to work towards improving, but I’m more confident that I can do this. Moderation is the key!
My exercise has increased tremendously in the last six months. I was riding my recumbent exercise bike this morning thinking how thankful I am that I purchased that as an incentive to get myself moving. At first I would only allow myself the pleasure of reading a novel if I rode the bike. I have also bought variable hand weights and a really nice stability ball. These were things that I added as I got more in shape. The classes I took were a big help in getting me in a regular routine of exercising too.
Along this 6 month journey I have also improved my outlook. Looking back at my weight loss progress I see where I have stalled for periods of time over the last 2 months. During those stalls I just kept plugging along, not getting too discouraged, and then I would see another positive change. Inches will move sometimes when the scale weight won’t. I know if I keep trying I will get there. If I give up I will get fatter. My choice!
I have always hated my picture being taken and I wish you could have seen my husbands face when I asked him to take it tonight. He actually asked, “What?” I told him it is my 6 month anniversary with Spark so I want a picture. Thank you to my co-leader ThatPastryGirl from our Class Team for giving me the strength to post this. I know I will be happy when I can compare it in another 6 months.
It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t Thank the Spark Community for the continued support that I receive – yes that means you my kind Blog readers! I do appreciate all the support and I hope that I have given you some.
Late Update - I tried uploading my Picture to this Blog several times, but the website did not cooperate. It had been kicking me out all day. For the most part the site works well and I understand there will be technical difficulty. I did upload the picture to my gallery earlier tonight so at least it is there!