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My Weight is Down, My Weight is Down!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This is huge!! I weighed in at 134. lbs this morning!! My weight has not been down this low in so long that I can't even remember. I am still 2.9 lbs away from my goal weight, but for the first time this year - that number actually looks reachable. So why all the sudden am I having this weight loss?? Well....it could be a low grade depression due to the loss of my dog that has me not eating as much, but I think it is something else. I realized that drinking alcohol - yes, even one glass - increased my anxiety and caused me to toss and turn all night. So....I have worked really hard to cut alcohol out of my intake. I have also started meditating each day for 15 minutes. I truly believe that the meditation has worked wonders for me. Well.....putting it all together (along with eating well and trying to get in my 10,000 walking steps a day and 30 minute weight workouts at least 4 days a week has gotten me this far. My true goal weight is possible by the end of the year!!!!! Woo-hoo!! Wow - it feels great!!
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  • SERVINGTHRUPT
    WOO HOO, look at you Anne-Margaret! That's GREAT that your goal is now within reach. Your commitment to your own well being is paying off. Have a FABULOUS Friday & our end of the year "challenge" is just around the corner. We'll be bringing 2014 in with less of us.

    : )
    1066 days ago
  • -SHOREIDO-
    emoticon Great to see a goal reached!! You go girl!!! emoticon
    1069 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    I'm glad things are coming together. Grief over a loss is an important process. It takes us out of our routines for a little while. A few small changes can combine to have a big impact.
    1069 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    Big warm hugs and congrats on the scale moving down again. Isnt it a fantastic feeling.

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your furry friend. It is always such a sad time to lose a beloved pet.

    Perhaps it is the meditation also. The reason I say this is I was stuck on a plateau for a long time and could not seem to budge, and I too have lost 4lb this month. I never thought of the connection.
    1069 days ago
  • REBIRTHDIVA
    i am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog emoticon

    emoticon for the scale moving downward! meditation has helped me too as i continue this journey to a healthier me, mind body and spirit.

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    1069 days ago
  • BILL60
    Congratulations!! That's a super accomplishment. Now, let's focus on that goal weight. The very best to you.
    1069 days ago
  • CRYSALLIS1
    Yeah You. So sorry for your loss of your companion. But, so happy you are finding ways to take care of you.
    1069 days ago
  • CANADIANFROG09
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    Good luck to you towards your goal weight. emoticon emoticon
    1069 days ago
  • BABYSOX
    The combination of eating, exercising, sleeping and meditation is definitely working for you. Congrats!
    1069 days ago
  • TERRY0217
    Congrats on your weight loss!!! Fantastic news...but...my heart goes out to you on the loss of you dog....I know how hard it is to loose a beloved pet...read the poem, "the rainbow bridge"...it will make you cry, but, also make you feel better...
    Hang in there
    1069 days ago
  • THINFITFEMINIST
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    I think you are seeing a combination of things that collectively are working.

    Many kind thoughts regarding the loss of your doggie. It's tough but you have years of fond memories. emoticon
    1069 days ago
  • JACKIE15108
    I'm terribily sorry to hear about the loss of your dog... that is hard to get over.
    Congratulations on the weight loss. That is thrilling. Keep up whatever you're doing and you'll reach your goal in no time at all!
    1069 days ago
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