Friday, September 19, 2008

Okay so the last two weeks I was kind of getting discouraged. I was at 189.8 3 weeks ago, but then the next week I weighed 190.8, then, even after exercising 5 days that week and being extra vigilant, I only went down to 190.2 last week. I weighed myself this morning, however, and I weighed 185.4! WOW! I think I see a pattern there; with the weeks surrounding my "period" (I don't get much of one with the pill I'm on.), I seem to lose less weight for 2 weeks then lose more the following week.
Anyway, I am so excited, this means I am more than halfway to my goal, and when I tried to refresh my goal to make sure my calorie requirements were right, I saw that my BMI is no longer at the "obese" level! I am just on the "over" level - 29.9. I am DOING this! WOOHOOOO. And, for the last week, I have not been tracking my food on spark people. I have been busy in preparation for school. Part of that business has been having my last bit of fun before school starts, and part of it is getting stuff done that I won't be able to later, and the other part is just regular life stuff. I have been writing down what I eat though, and I feel like I have a feel for how much I should be eating now, since I have been tracking online since I started here at sparkpeople in May(I think?). Because I will be starting a busy schedule with school, I will no longer be tracking online. My goal though is to continue to write down what I eat, to keep myself accountable and to see what I've eaten, instead of having to try to remember it with all the other stuff I'm trying to remember, so that I can gauge how much more I can eat that day and what types of food I should eat as well to balance out my nutrients for the day. Sparkpeople was my training wheels, now I can partly let go! I am going to continue to track my fitness though, if it doesn't become too hard, and definately track my weight loss progress. I am going to continue to work out while in school. I will MAKE it work. I am just so excited about finally HAVING my goal to be a NORMAL, healthy weight. I know I have it this time. It's only a matter of time, thanks to sparkpeople.
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