Thursday, June 27, 2013
This has been quite a week. It's been full of busy errands that - while tiring - have made me feel productive. It's been full of exercise - yoga, jogging, walking. It's involved a stellar interview that was so good that I'll feel proud of it even if I don't get the job. It's involved officially registering for the Disney Princess Half Marathon that will be in February. Oh yeah, and it's also involved losing 5 pounds.
Yes. 5 pounds. In one week. Me. I'm... stunned.
Me, who spent nearly 4 months unable to lose regardless of the calorie deficit I maintained, and no matter how precise I was in measuring that calorie deficit. Me, who even after switching to low-carb eating has had a pretty steady 1 pound loss after the first few weeks, but definitely no more than 2 pounds in a week. Me. I lost 5 freaking pounds. In a week.
So now, I get to celebrate the fun 30 pounds lost milestone, which I flew past this week! I've also hit and exceeded 10% lost of my original body weight. Given how hard it was to get that first 5% off, I'm pretty excited about this.
It's weird. I feel like it's actually getting easier for me to lose as time goes on. Like I'm curing some of my metabolic resistance by losing the weight, so now, my body is a little more ok with letting go of it's excess body weight.
It feels a little fitting to hit these milestones right before my 6 month Sparkiversary. It was already a time of reflection for me, and this just reinforces that. I'm actually grateful that my weight loss was as slow-going as it was in the beginning, because I've found some perseverance in myself that I honestly didn't know I had. I've learned to start loving myself without regard for the number on the scale, and I've become so much more fit than I was before. I've truly learned to focus on this as a journey for my health instead of a journey for a goal weight. I'm hopeful these lessons will make me that much more successful when I hit maintenance!
Don't get me wrong, I've still got a long way to go. This 10% of starting body weight is only about 20% of what I need to lose in total. I'm more confident about my ability to do this, though, than I have ever been!
So onward and downward - at least in terms of poundage! Let's see what lessons the next 10% will bring!