One Year

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tomorrow is exactly one year since I began my SP journey. I've had ups and downs, but overall, I am absolutely thrilled with how I have done. A peer in one of my classes even told me I was her inspiration to get herself back in shape. Amazing.

This one year anniversary comes at such a critical time for me. I've been in a "somewhat off the wagon" stage for about three months, never fully recovering from comprehensive exam time. In the last 90 days, I've secured a (real person) job, found housing for the summer, identified a potential roommate for the next year, helped plan two bachelorette parties and bridal showers, studied for and passed two comprehensive exams, and basically survived my last semester of graduate school. I discovered that I can generally stay within my "personal allotted range" by exercising almost every day, but my food intake has not been stellar. I've also realized that I am terrified of maintenance at my goal weight.

To be honest, I have not officially made it to my goal of 140 (140.2...so close!). So here we go, with 20 days left of graduate school, I am off to pack my lunch for tomorrow, get myself off this slippery slope. I'm going to BE that inspiration and get to 140 in the near future.

Doesn't matter how many times we fall--only how many times we pick ourselves back up.
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    That's fantastic!!!

    Congratulations to you on your maintenance. I think finding a way to make "somewhat off the wagon" work for you is absolutely key, because it means you can continue even when life gets crazy... as it certainly sounds yours has been!

    I'm in the same category as you in that I'm a few lbs away from my official "goal" weight of 166... Currently 170ish, and in a way I'm almost happy to not be "at goal" because then I'm not really entirely on "maintenance" yet, either.

    3585 days ago

    You are doing so well.

    3586 days ago
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