Thursday, August 29, 2013
I just got a call from my Dr's office saying it was time to schedule my blood work. I can't believe it's been a year already!
About this time a year ago, I was so disgusted with myself. Yet again, I was 2 months away from my birthday and I had wanted so badly to lose weight so I could be my age plus 100.
I was turning 60 in November. And I had done it again . . . disappointed myself. I knew there was absolutely NO WAY in the world I could lose ANY weight. Not even hope for 20 pounds in 2 months so I could weigh 160.
The Doc tossed the 'pre-diabetic' word at me. Again. I knew it, all too well I knew it and what it meant.
Like my dad had been telling me since I started putting on weight in my 20s "You're gonna be fat like the rest of the family." (Only a few of my relatives on both mom and dad's side of the family were not obese.)
So, there I was. Again. Hopeless. Depressed. Angry at myself.
Then a fellow Spyder ryder (Girls On Spyders FB group) posted a 'like' on one of the SparkPeople articles. And the Spark was kindled.
On Oct 2, I officially joined SparkPeople. It took a few days to figure out what I was supposed to be doing but I signed up for SparkCoach . . . and haven't looked back.
By my birthday, I was feeling great and had lost 12 pounds. (The whole story is on my SparkPage.) I maintained the original weight loss for 8 months (when I inched back up 5 pounds) but as of last week, the scales are going down again!
But the best part is that I feel great. My energy level, self esteem, mental outlook, physical condition is better than it has been in, well, I don't remember how many years it's been!
I'm going in for my blood work next week. And I know my Dr's going to be surprised that I've kept the weight off.
Yes, I am going to be 61 in a couple months. Yes, I am going to meet my goal this year.
And yes, I am so proud of me!