Friday, February 26, 2010
I've been on Spark for just over a year now. As we reached the middle (the motivational dead-zone, if you will) of BLC12, I was thinking about my goals and what really keeps me working to lose weight when the excitement is gone.
And I gotta say, its gone all ready! On the positive side, I've lost 70 pounds over the last 2 years (and if you count the weight I've lost and gained and lost and gained and lost, we're well over 100 by now). I feel better than I have in years - more energy, I'm wearing the same size as my 14 year old (that's a secret, don't tell her I told you), and I get compliments regularly.
I've now reached the stage where people tell me I look fine - if I try and lose another 30 pounds, I'll be too skinny (BTW, not according to our government). SOOOOOO, do I really need reach that ealthy BMI? Should I relax and be a normal, somewhat overweight middle-aged (those words really hurt) woman?
No, I don't think so. And its not because I'm all that focused on the numbers anymore. Yes I want to keep losing. Yes, I'd actually like to reach those goals at some point.
More importantly, it's because I feel SOO much better - about myself and the things I am learning about me!
I never knew I was competitive!
I never knew I could enjoy exercise!
I actually enjoy going to the gym (sometimes)!
Spark and BLC have been huge in keeping me moving. Thank you all for your support - and by the way, if anybody is still out there, keep pushing me OK? I need all the help I can get!