Wednesday, June 27, 2007
It must have been the Salsa class! After what I thought was a bad week I have finally hit 130 exactly. I am sure it is precarious and subject to change if I even look at chocolate but I am going to try and hold it until the 30th! I can't figure out how to put that goal met icon up though! I would love to because I really didn't think I was going to make through this week! On the inside I am doing some serious cartwheels! My husband glanced over my shoulder as I weighed in (which a while ago I would NEVER let him do) and when he saw the results, he high fived me and hugged me, lifting me off the ground. And then came the stern "so are you done with this losing weight thing?" Which I replied, well, kind of. Its about maintaining now I suppose. I did start searching out the articles for post goal info and found some good ones. I have changed my cardio levels and the program upped my calorie levels to 1600-1900. Apparently when I was eating in that range, I was about right on, just a week early and not the best foods. With the higher levels of activity, there was a reason I was hungrier than usual! It all makes sense, huh? Now I can also apply the goal setting and achieving strategies I learned on this site to other areas of my life. I am so happy and feel like I have control over myself again. That is a good feeling! Thanks for letting me blubber, I just haven't felt successful within me in a long time. I do lots of stuff at church and take fun classes and do interesting things all the time, but when it came down to how I felt about myself, it just didn't measure up and it was affecting my entire outlook on life. Now I am actually helping to encourage others rather than always needing to vent to somebody about things. I wish that for every woman on the planet, because it is hard to be all that is expected of a female these days. It takes some serious mojo to be the soft and warm mom and wife as well as the strong and vivacious go-getter in the work force or at church added to the fact that women at 40 look about as good as women at 20 these days! Jane of all trades, I tell you. And now I care alot less about that, and more about how it all makes me feel and that is regaining control and that feels awesome! Thank you for everyone's encouragement and especially to my private team!