Today was my weekly weigh-in on the 100 Days of Weight Loss book discussion and challenge. I am down 33 pounds since January 1st!
I set my goal at 20 pounds but had some really good weeks-way more fitness than food. When I hit 20 I didn't for one single second think about taking a break or a rest or having some Cheetos. I just thought I might be able to keep it up and get to 30.
So today when I weighed in and was down 33 pounds I did a big happy dance-so big it scared the dogs!!
That moved me from the Obese to the Overweight category. I am so happy and so proud of myself.
Ultimately it is MY choice what I put into my mouth...how honest I am about measuring and tracking. It is MY choice about how much farther I can go or how much faster I can walk my Virtual 5K. BUT...and isn't there always a butt???
I want to say "Thank You" to those here on Spark People who have encouraged, motivated and inspired me. You know who you are!
I also want to thank my dear friend, Darvel, who leads 5 middle-aged, menopausal women in a Boxing Club 4 days a week. He looks so mean-"like he could hunt bear with a switch" but he genuinely loves us and cares about us and works us until we are dripping with sweat and don't have another swing left
and can't manage another push-up-and he NEVER lets us do "sissy push-ups".
and can barely hold the jump rope
All he asks in return is that we don't "sass him" when we are within the confines of the club (outside that door we have a mission to torture him to the best of our abilities) and that we feed him a few times a week! We get the better end of that deal!
And I'd like to thank Sassy, also known as the missing JACKSGRAN. She got me more involved in SP than I ever intended to be by starting up the 12 Weeks to Walking team. I hope that wherever she is, she knows how much I miss her and wish her well.
The sun is shining and I'm going to go for a walk to get coffee and then do some work in the yard. I just wanted to take a few minutes and tell you my big news and share my success with you. Thanks for reading a 2nd blog in one day...and thanks for cheering me on and occasionally cheering me up!