Monday, December 31, 2007
New Year's Eve 2007... time to look back on the year that was. In terms of Sparkpeople, I began here early in the year... January 13, when I was looking for a free, online calorie counter. What I stumbled on was amazing! For 3 months I stuck to the program, and lost at least 10 lb... then I went away for a well deserved spring break, and when I got back things got very busy with the push to the end of the school year with field trips for my class, spring concerts, testing, and of course report cards. Sparkpeople, unfortunately fell by the wayside.
In August, I stepped on the scale, and was disgusted that I had gained everything back. I got my act back together, deciding I needed to commit myself to this. Came back to Sparkpeople, and started completely fresk with a new screen name and all. The fall was such that I did not have a job, and while I waited for a job to come up, I focused on eating healthy and exercising regularly. I am pleased to report that I have stuck with the program, and as of today, December 31, I have lost 18 lb since I restarted the program in August.
Tomorrow is the start of a brand new year... my goal is to continue on the road I have been on consistently since August, and I hope by this time next year, I can report that I am at my goal weight and I am maintaining it. For that to happen, I will have to lose another 40 lb or so, which I hope to do by the middle of September when I have a wedding to attend.
2008 is a continued commitment to a healthier life with regular exercise and eating healthy. With the support of my friends of Sparkpeople, and the fantastic tools at my fingertips I should be able to continue on the road to success.
I wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2008! I will see you all next year!