Saturday, March 15, 2014
I haven't made a blog post in a long time. Back in January 2012, I was on the cusp of reaching my 80 pounds lost milestone. To follow-up, I reached -80 two days after that blog post, and then continued to lose another 10 pounds over the next few months. In all, I probably lost a bit more considering my muscle mass now compared to when I started this journey.
I've maintained my weight loss all this time and generally hover somewhere between -85 and -90 pounds. Sometimes I get closer to -80, but it's usually water weight caused from eating other people's food too close to my weekly weigh-in. I'm usually closest to -85, which oddly was my original (albeit arbitrary) goal. Sometimes I wonder if I gravitate toward that number because of the amount of intention/attention I originally placed on it. It stands out to me because it's almost magical how my body will shift toward that weight, even when I do things that should move me in one way or another away from it. Right now, I'm focusing on losing a few vanity pounds before summer. I say "vanity pounds" because I've been in my healthy weight range for a long time. So, these pounds are purely because I want to look my best over the summertime (when I'll be wearing less clothing).
So, I've been maintaining a healthy weight all this time, why a blog post now?
A few reasons actually. First, I point a lot of people to SparkPeople since I often get asked how I lost all of my excess weight. I realized that my SparkPage (updated November 2012) and blog posts (updated January 2012) were very outdated and don't really reflect my current story. So, I thought this would help me keep my health and fitness story more current. Second, I've been noticeably absent from the SP Friend Feed lately. I've been busy and overwhelmed, so I chose to ignore that portion of SparkPeople for the time being. I guess I'm hoping that by returning to posting stuff, I'll be able to reconnect with more SparkFriends. How that will pan out with my busyness and overwhelm is yet to be seen. Third, I privately journal from time to time and often notice good bits of info in there, so I think I'll push a little more of that information out into the public. Finally, I still have my share of struggles and writing about them semi-publicly has helped me in the past, so I'll rinse and repeat.