BAM0827
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 35,684
SparkPoints
 

3 Months into the Journey

Monday, April 07, 2008

Well, technically, it’s 3 months and 2 days but who’s counting. I started this journey without giving it too much thought on what I was doing and where I wanted to go. I also didn’t give too much thought on the why I wanted to lose weight and get healthy. So, starting it with blinders on has forced me to open my eyes a lot.

Last summer/fall I watched The Biggest Loser for the first time. I would sit with my bowl of ice cream (not a half cup nicely measured out, either) and sat in awe of what these people were accomplishing. Now, I know that they have trainers pushing them for hours a day but still they were accomplishing something. I looked at the women and saw that although many started out larger than I was that they were now my size and smaller. I continued eating the ice cream, cookies and yellow (because of the butter) mashed potatoes.

A Christmas picture showed that I was a lot larger than I thought I was. I knew that clothes weren’t fitting and having to shop in the plus sizes was becoming a norm but it didn’t really hit me to do much about it. My partner found this site and I thought what the heck, I’ll change my eating habits.

It was probably one of the biggest decisions I’ve made and yet the easiest. Since day 1 (well 2), I really have had no trouble staying in my calorie range, getting exercise and drinking my water. I have seen results almost daily in one way or the other. I have a weigh-in tomorrow (I prefer the gym’s scale) so I’m hoping to be at the 30 pounds vanished mark! If not, I’ve had such a good ride to date that I can’t be upset with the scale or myself at all. I tell myself “It is what it is” and go from there. It’s been a good journey so far and I’m committed to continuing down this path.

I used to say that the light at the end of the tunnel seems so far away. I now realize that I need to step out of the tunnel because there are other sources of light. That’s been a slower process but I’m getting there!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.