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Woot woot!! :) One Month Complete.


Monday, May 14, 2012

My clothes are fitting more loosely. Several colleagues have commented on noticing a difference in my face and clothes. And yet I still was in denial somehow and afraid of the scale this morning... but I was pleasantly surprised. :)

Yesterday marked day 28, and the end of 4 full weeks on the SD. This morning at weigh-in, the scale read '266.6', which means I have lost 16.4 lbs in a month.

I am very happy with these results. It's a normal healthy amount to lose in that amount of time for someone my size. According to the book, I am right where I need to be. Also, I'm just extra excited because this time feels different than all the other hundreds of times I've lost weight. For the first time EVER, I'm beginning to believe that I can actually do this.

The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting the same results. Well, after some thought I've identified the 'insanity' of my past efforts and what makes this time around so much easier and seem so more attainable.

The differences:
Being open. I've learned to depend on my family and friends to be supportive and encouraging, and have refused to allow them to enable the unhealthy habits I'm trying hard to eliminate. In the past, I've tried to do it on my own... and would easily give in to the 'Oh, Sara - it's just one (((fill in the blank))).' It's resulted in a few tough conversations but mostly my loved ones are nothing but helpful and excited that I'm doing this. I've also told whoever will listen all about SD (Dr. A should give me props LOL). This helps me to stay accountable because pretty much everyone I'm around knows I'm doing this.

Being realistic. In the past I was not patient enough to do this, and wanted the quick fix options that are never healthy or long-lasting or life-style changing.

Relying on the awesome support here at SP!!!!!

Believing I can do it.

So stoked. :) Thanks for reading!

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BAYBERRYBEAR 5/15/2012 1:56AM

    Wow! That was almost like you were in my head! That's exactly how I felt on my one month weigh-in!

I'm so proud of you for sticking to it so well and CONGRATS on 16.4 pound loss!! You're doing awesome!!

You CAN, you WILL and you ARE doing this!

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BLKLILY 5/14/2012 9:17PM

    emoticon Keep up the great work girl :)

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MRSVK11 5/14/2012 3:42PM

    Way to go!
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MISSUSRIVERRAT 5/14/2012 3:34PM

    You are doing so well. If you have come this far, you can go all the way!
So glad you are being consistent and showing great results!

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SHERRY3SCOTT 5/14/2012 3:25PM

    Great job! I think it's great that you are looking at and thinking of the long term benefits. Yep, we didn't get this way overnight and we will not get rid of this overnight.
We can do this, we can lose the weight and become healthier!
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FLKAIN 5/14/2012 3:25PM

    Keep up the good work!! You can do this!

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MAGTASTIC103 5/14/2012 2:59PM

    Way to go! Keep focused on the long term, healthy results and you'll never look back!
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