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Say What?! Tales from 10% Down.

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!
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1FARMER 6/29/2013 3:32PM

    That's exciting news. Since you don't know what you changed to change to the big loss.
You must enjoy the moment and stay focused on your plan. Congratulations!
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FUNLOVEN 6/28/2013 9:30AM

    I am sooo happy for you. It just goes to show that the say is true " And this too will pass" !

emoticon on that 5# loss too emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/28/2013 5:23AM

    Wow, well done!

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JENNIK2 6/28/2013 12:00AM

    emoticon Great!

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WOUBBIE 6/27/2013 8:20PM

    Good for you!

Our bodies have their own agendas when it comes to releasing stored fat and water, so all you can do sometimes is do the "right" things even when the scale doesn't show it. Then once in a while you get a "WHOOSH" like this week's 5 pounds!!!

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MJ7DM33 6/27/2013 7:22PM

  WTG! emoticon

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DOPAMINEJUNKIE 6/27/2013 6:55PM

    Very nice! emoticon

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