The importance of milestones
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
This morning I bravely stepped onto the scale at my doctor's office with my SHOES ON. For most of the past 20 years, afraid of what the number would be and often embarrassed by how far I'd let myself go, I always removed my shoes for the weigh-in. Now that I think about it, trying to shave off 1-2 lbs from the dreaded total seems kind of desperate. But this time was different. Per my SparkPeople tracker I've lost 19 lbs., and am currently fitting into the slimmest clothes I own. So this time I didn't bother removing my shoes.
I was rewarded by an official 20-lb. weight reduction since my doctor visit at the end of April, about a month before I started the SparkPeople.com program. My doctor is proud of me, and so am I :-) We talked about my nutrition plan a bit, and discussed my BMI goal. I'm now in the Overweight zone of the chart and have left the Obese range behind. It is great to be talking about these kinds of things with my doctor without feeling awkward or embarrassed; SparkPeople has helped me do that. I am two months away from my next blood draw/lab work, and I'm still hoping that I'll be able to reduce my medications, but I'm already achieving milestones that I didn't envision when I started. Who knew that keeping my shoes on could feel like such an accomplishment? :-)