Wednesday, July 07, 2010
It came as a complete surprise when I stepped on the scale yesterday and was at my goal weight. Yeah!! Fireworks!! Happiness!! And just in time...we leave for vacation and a family wedding tomorrow morning, which was my deadline to make this happen.
Although I have been MIA for over a month now, I haven't strayed from the program I started in January (at least not too far anyway!). I've missed the mornings when I lingered over blogs from friends, popular posts, and my favorite SparkTeams, but it really has been unavoidable since the kids are home for the summer and I am way over-committed with new volunteer positions that started in May.
The good news is, that since I was a consistent Sparker through May, that gave me 5 good months of learning from awesome experts - not just SP employees but my SP friends. I've continued the exercise, eating what I know is right even if I'm not able to log it, and drinking my 64 ounces of water every day. I think the program has "stuck" and I can continue the lifestyle. Still, I hope to be back online regularly in the fall.
Thank you so much to all my friend encouragers that sent notes with a fitness minute milestone, an appropriate and timely SparkGoodie, or checked in with me when I disappeared for a while. There's a lot of positive energy flowing on this site and it really made the difference for me. Special thanks to Bekka - what a story and what a sweet friend; Sharmae - the queen of staying in touch; and WalkinLove with her beautiful wisdom; as well as the Best SparkTeam EVER...I Can Do All Things Through Christ, whose leaders (Greg, Lou, Missy), and followers alike offered so much encouragement and helped me to focus on the important things in life. And that about sums it up, I achieved this with God's help through the Spark experience.
I hope everyone has a wonderful summer, and I hope to catch up again soon!