Thank you Spark People! 1 Year Ago I weighed 75 pounds more, I wasn't able to easily go up a flight a stairs, bend down to put on my shoes, taking a walk with my dog was exhausting and more. Life was daunting.
A few months later when the weather broke and I started riding my bike I couldn't even go a mile. But with the strong mindset behind SP, I kept at it, going a little further each time. Until in July I could bike to work - 8 miles one way! By October I did Bike4BreastCancer which was 24 miles! Now I am working towards Tour De Cure in June which will be a Metric Century - 100 km (62 miles).
I have reached so many goals I didn't think I could. Not just weight loss goals, but fitness goals, learning to like and enjoy fitness, being more adventurous, and more.
I attended a cardio blast work out class with some work friends the other night - something I would have never done a year ago!
I have been promoted at work - something I give credit in part to the fact I am dressing better, have lost weight, have more confidence, have clear goals, and am happier.
There is so much more I want to say but I can't find the words!
I have been kind of stalled the last few weeks-months but it's okay! I've almost lost 75lbs, and I know I will loose the next 26lbs soon! These winter months with school and work have been tough, so I'm hoping once the weather breaks and I can be more active outside as well it will be easier to get those pounds off. However, I havent gained back during this time so I am happy with that.
December 2009 (two months before starting with SP)
October 2010 getting ready for a friend's wedding
December 2010 with my cousin's baby Cooper
December 2010 out with my cousins
I cut 11 inches off my hair at the end of December and donated it to Wigs4Kids http://www.wigs4kids.org/
Thank you everyone I have gained inspiration from, talked to, learned from, gotten support from, leaned on, and more during this past year. SparkPeople has unbelievably great resources, people, and more. I look forward to the next year of learning and growing!