Thursday, July 15, 2010
Well, itís been four weeks now since joining the community here on SP and itís been a wonderful four weeks. The level of encouragement, support and motivation has been absolutely phenomenal. Itís official, Iím hooked on SP.
Today was my one month weigh in and I lost .5 lbs for a total of 4.5 lbs for the month. While itís not the impressive numbers of some, itís an amount that I am pretty pleased with. If I continue losing 4-5 lbs a month, I will be a very happy camper, or rather a happy Sparker.
Today was also my first week on the Sisters in Sweat Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. Initially, I was very excited about my loss this week, in spite of the miniscule amount. However, it wasnít until I posted it on the team blog that I became rather disappointed at my small loss.
Based on the losses for the rest of the members of the two teams, mine was one of the lowest amounts. For just a moment, I felt discouraged because it wasnít more. Fortunately, it only lasted for a moment (maybe two) and then I realized that weíre all different and we all have different programs. I reminded myself that I lost 4.5 lbs in the four weeks that Iíve been on my SP program and that a pound a week is a good average.
But the best part was when hubby said that I shouldnít worry about the pounds I wasnít losing because although I might have not lost as many pounds as I would like, Iím gaining muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. Donít know if this is true or not but heís such a sweetie just for saying it. This, of course, is just one of the reasons why I love this man so much Ė heís my biggest fan and heís so supportive and encouraging.
So fellow Sparkers, I continue on my journey of getting healthier and losing weight and learning so much more along the way. Thx for being here; I really appreciate it.