Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I have ONE great shopping trip on Saturday and of course I'm going to blog about it and wouldn't you know it inspired a few people and next thing you know, my blog gets voted Popular Blog by Sparkpeople.com! Not only that, but I earned a Sparkpeople.com trophy for it, too... AND I think I had about 150 comments or something. Just crazy! Thank you so very much!
A couple of months ago, someone (not sure who) must have nominated me to Sparkpeople powers that be and I was sent some sort of questionnaire. I didn't fill it out yet (it was pretty extensive), but it was a success story sort of questionnaire. I guess I felt that my journey wasn't complete. I mean, I was successful so far, but I hadn't finished my journey. I still have a ways to go.
Even now, I have quite a bit left to lose. From day one of my journey, when I weighed in at 377 lbs (pretty sure I was over that weight at some time, but not when I officially started the 17 Day Diet which is what I'm contributing this weight loss to), I had set my goal at 165 lbs to 175 lbs... a 10 lb window. Bottom line, I was going to go straight to 165 and if that was too much, then climb back up but don't go higher than the 175. Now, I'm not sure if I need to lose more than the 165, but I really won't know that til I get there. I'm at 262 now. I'm so beyond thrilled that I have STUCK WITH IT this long!
I always knew that the main key to my success would be perserverence. One of my earlier, if not first blogs here was a talk to myself blog. I have the answers. I kinda feel that most of us do. Don't you sort of feel that you KNOW what to do? It's the DOING IT part of things that we usually mess up on.
I'm very proud of myself for listening to that talk. I just know that I'm going to get to my goal... and that I'll find some other goal to strive for when I do.
Tonight, I went to my son's Band Christmas Concert. It was a nice night... saw some friends I hadn't seen in months who noticed my weight loss... heck, I saw friends I hadn't seen in weeks that noticed my weight loss! LOL It was a great night. Here is a pic of my son and myself.