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ONE YEAR since reaching goal weight!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Well, as amazing as it seems, it is exactly one year ago today that I stepped on my scale and the numbers read 150 pounds! I had lost the 56 pounds that I set out to lose!

At the time, I was fairly jumping up and down with excitement - I knew it was about to happen, but I was still in awe of the moment when it did...that was the "magic" number I had been waiting for - no, WORKING for.

Well, If you've read anything about me, you know that as of April 1, 2008 I had lost another 6 pounds, bringing me down to 144. Nonetheless, I consider March 5 to be my "anniversary" date.

I have maintained my weight loss all through this past year. I weigh myself daily (well, most days), and give myself a weight range to stay in. If I start to get too close to 150, I get VERY careful again about what I am eating, and within a few days the extra couple of pounds will come right back off.

On October 2, 2008 I was honored to get an email from Coach Jen informing me that my story would be featured in the new Walking Guide. I have had numerous people comment about it; although I do not visit Spark too regularly anymore, I HAVE made a point of checking the article for comments, and leaving a note on the Spark Page of everyone who has commented. To me it is an honor to be included there, similar to be nominated as a SparkPeople Motivator (I still have the email I received informing me that I had been chosen!)

Anyway, this morning, 1 year after reaching goal, I weighed in at 141.4 pounds, so I guess my total weight loss is actually about 65 pounds. I have been at that weight since Sunday. Perhaps a bit low for me, (DH thinks it is - remember I am 5'9" tall), but I'm trying to stay here at present. My measurements? 35-26-37. Upper arms (which are pretty toned) are 10 inches, neck is 12 inches. My 50th birthday is on the 18th of this month. I guess I'm doing OK.

To all of my amazing Spark Friends who are still interested enough to read about what I do - thank you! I love you all! You are quite amazing! Many things in life are difficult at present, but Spark is awesome!

{{{sweaty hugs}}} Judi
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