Sunday, June 06, 2010
And a journey it has been... it's been 2 months and a 1 week since I started my Sparkpeople journey, about 4 months in all. I am down 33 pounds. That's almost 7 packages of Dominos 5-lb sugar! My clothes are falling off me. My old clothes that have not fit for years are fitting now. I have lost 4 to 5 inches on my chest, waist and hips. I am going bike riding with my family on a regular basis on weekends. I feel better in every possible way... I have more energy, I feel stronger physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
My next challenge is to get through the plateau. The last 2 weeks I have stalled in my weight loss. I know I have to "mix it up" to avoid a sustained plateau. I cannot lose my focus. My eyes are still on the prize and I need to keep it this way. My biggest hurdle so far has been getting in the exercise. This is a huge issue for me given my work schedule. I work 75 miles away from home 3 to 4 days a week. I try as often as possible to get my walks in at work but strength training has been a real challenge. Exercise is my next big area of focus.
My motivation continues to be my husband who has dropped 68 pounds so far. Additionally people are really starting to notice my weight loss. The comments I get pump me up incredibly. It is an amazing feeling to know that I am in control and will remain in control. I have broken some seriously bad habits. It is now about sustaining this lifestyle change.
And now the journey continues...