Thursday, September 02, 2010
My goal when I started with SparkPeople was to lose 27 pounds by the time I turned 27. It is now the eve of my 27th birthday, and though I doubt I will lose the remaining 8 pounds by tomorrow, I am very gratified with how far I've come.
I have lost 19 pounds. I can wear a size 8 when I was only comfortable wearing size 14 a few months ago. My muscles have been strengthened, cushioning and supporting my genetically terrible joints, allowing me to do things such as running and squats and lunges that would have previously caused my knees to swell painfully. I am no longer embarrassed when my friends post new pictures of me on Facebook for the world to see. Half a dozen people just this week have asked me what my secret is (hint: it's SparkPeople.com nutrition & fitness trackers). I also feel great about being a "born-again" vegetarian, a lifestyle I've been inspired to return to given the overarching goal improving my health (and the world!).
Best of all, I have proven to myself that I can dedicate myself to positive goals and get results.
Though scale, if you're listening, it would be great if we could make it a round 20 pounds lost by tomorrow...just sayin'....