Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Wow. A hundred pounds. It took me like four years to do it, with a long break in the middle, but I did it. July of '07 I weighed in at 303 pounds at the doctor's office. That was a terrible day. I was so depressed about my weight. But also, my health was not good. I was experiencing joint pain, having trouble moving, some days couldn't even get out of bed.
Now look at me today! I averaged 54 minutes of exercise PER DAY this past month of October. I feel better than I've felt in years. I am in better shape than I've been for probably my whole life. Even though I was thinner as a teen, I never exercised and didn't have great muscle tone. Now, I've got muscles. They are hidden under some fat, but they're in there!
I feel really fortunate today. I'm glad that I have all the tools that Sparkpeople makes available to me, especially the food and exercise trackers. I've become somewhat obsessive about tracking, but I believe that's paying off.
I know one thing. I never, ever, want to go back. This lifestyle is for keeps. I think my last three months of plateau has shown me that I can and will do this for life.