Thursday, October 01, 2009
Well it's now over a year since I joined Spark People. They wanted me to lose 50 lbs in one year. I felt that was a bit excessive for me so I did the first 20 of it. I was able to do that and keep it off over the summer!
I've decided to do 20 pounds a year. Then Keep It Off! I've done the first 20 so now for the next 20.
On my teams there is a challenge to lose 20 pounds by 2010! So I've joined it and am currently working towards that goal! I figured it was a Great jump start for my next 20. Who knows I might be able to do it and then Keep It Off! I figure it can't hurt!
My cholesterol is down from 225 to 180, my Blood Pressure is down so much that my Doctor cut back my water pill to the lowest they have and is actually thinking of taking me off my BP meds all together! So as you can see things are going well!
One change at a time. First was the eating, then was the exercise and then the sleep. Or lack thereof would be more accurate. So now I'm just working all of them a little at a time.
I also had to learn that my work was more strenuous than I knew. So I had to account for that as well!
It has been a wonderful year of learning and changing. I look forward to the next one!