Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Now that the BLC challenge is officially over, I am really wishing for the chance to try again. I had quite a few struggles during those twelve weeks, and my weight was reflecting those difficulties. I'd lose a couple pounds and gain them back almost immediately. Toward the end of the challenge I found my metaphorical feet again and took off running...though I can't help but feel it was "too little too late." I know I did well--15 pounds down, 8.5 inches lost over the twelve weeks of the BLC. I just wish it could have been more. I'm pretty sure it could have been more, if I'd maintained my focus the whole way through. When they announce the BLC #14 I'll reevaluate where I am in my journey, and see if that is something I would want to commit to.
After I get out of work tonight I get to head down and get my niece Grace. She's going to crash with me tonight, and tomorrow is our annual Birthday Trip to Town. I already gave her money for her birthday, but now I'm rethinking a little. Purchasing some clothes that fit really gave me an awesome boost of motivation, so now I'm thinking I'll ask Grace if she is willing to be hired as a fashion consultant. Two birds and all that--I can sneak the kid (she's 13) some more money to go shopping with, and I can have someone to help me pick out some awesome new clothes.
I really could use some--most of my wardrobe is too big now! ^_^
Looking back, I still find it hard to believe that I have lost a total of 56 pounds. I'm finally starting to view myself differently--as something other than a blob of fat.
Combine the 56 pound loss with the fact that my doctor wants me to shoot for around 160 pounds, I have about 30 pounds to go before the end. Just 30 pounds! I can totally handle 30 pounds. *Works to psych self up*