6 months and 15 days til I finally hit my first goal...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I cannot believe it took 6 months to lose 15 lbs. I tried so hard to get rid of that 2 in front of the number on my scale. It has been almost 3 years since I've seen 1 anything. But you know what? It feels like I've hit the lottery. I kept looking at everybody's spark page and I noticed that everyone was losing 20-30 lbs in 6 months. When I first set my goal, I had no idea it was going to take this long. But I kept on going. I fell off a few weeks, but then I would get right back on it. I even injured myself, but I found other ways to workout. It was hard!!! But I want this so bad. I have had to believe that I can do more than I think I can. I don't think I realized how much I limit myself in life.
I remember every Monday morning since Dec. 1, 2008 (also when I joined SP), I would get on the scale excited to see the numbers go down. Then when it stopped, I was confused. I kept talking with my friends on SP, and family members. I continuously exercised 5-6 days a week. I even had a long, long, talk with God about our agreement (see my intro). But He was quiet. Then I realized what was going on. God wanted to see how serious I was. Sometimes we say we're going to do something and we sound serious, but when the tough gets going, we bail out.
Well Praise God! I didn't bail out. But I sure as heck wanted to
. So here I stand at 199 lbs, and it's on now! I am going to try harder to reach my next goal. Heck I was so focused on the first goal, that i didn't even think about another. I also measure my inches lost and I have lost a good amount since I've started.
The best part about this weight loss is that I didn't use diet pills, and diet plans. I just did what I was supposed to do. That's probably why it also took so long. I believe that this is "permanent weight loss".