Thursday, April 17, 2008
I am writing this blog because I am inspired by all the wonderfully successful Spark People members who share their experiences with others. If I talk about my frustrations and goals, maybe my successes will be reality, too!
When I began this quest I had a very successful first 2 weeks. I lost 5 pounds and fit better in my clothes. One of my favorite triathletes at the gym told me I was "looking so strong and fit!" Then I switched to a Tanika scale to get a better idea of my progression towards more muscle, less fat. It told me I weighed 5 pounds more than I thought (which intellectually I know is only a scale difference, not a body difference.) It still was an emotional blow. So I spent the next few days completely blowing off my program, and overeating mindlessly. Now my lovely new scale says I weigh 127 with body fat 23.8%! Ughhh!
With the help of all you inspiring fitness friends, I will be back on track without delay. New goal: 118 and body fat less 21% or less by May 15. Huge (20th) anniversary trip begins May 24 so I want to be physically ready (which puts my mind in a better frame.)
Thank you Spark People for giving me this outlet to vent and make myself responsible for my actions! I can do it!