Sunday, September 26, 2010
I've been sparking since March. During the last 7 months, I've lost 41 lbs., become much fitter and have lots more energy. I've lost 4.5 inches off my waist and 5 inches off my hips. The doctor has, twice, reduced my medication by half.
But in the last week, I've been losing my focus. I gained 3.5 lbs. this week. I haven't been getting my 10,000 steps in. The fact that it's been raining for the last week doesn't excuse my choices! That's why, today, I decided to evaluate and refocus on my achievements and my goals.
My stated goal when I joined SP was to weigh 150 lbs. in time for my son's wedding in January. But to be honest, I thought it was wishful thinking and didn't really think I'd be able to get down to the 175 lbs. I weigh right now. There are 29 weeks left between now and when the plane takes off on January 15th. I'd have to lose 1.6 lbs. per week to reach my goal of 150 lbs. Since I've joined SP, my average weekly loss has been 1.4 lbs, and it's not getting easier to lose as I get closer to goal! If I get down to 160 lbs., I'd still be very pleased.
So I'm sparking again - refocused and recommitted. I plan to post a mother-of-the-groom photo in January, and since the wedding will take place in the Caribbeans, I won't have much to hide behind!
I want to thank the Spark friends who've taken time to encourage me. It means more to me than you could know!
Here are 2 photos from a hike on my sister's mountain in Fitch Bay.