I deserve a treat because I'm an optimist trying to keep my chin up during a challenging time in my life. I'm a New Year's resolutioner who joined Spark in preparation for 2011 - since then I have lost 30.8 pounds, competed in my first 5k, and been named a Spark Motivator. Within the past week, my world has been turned upside down: unexpected legal trouble and debt, a baby niece who had open heart surgery, I put notice in at my job - and then I found out that I'm expecting. Trying to face the challenges ahead with my new Spark mentality - focusing on two things every week that I can tackle and accomplish, instead of looking at the big picture and getting overwhelmed.
I plan to treat myself by enjoying simple rewards, forcing myself to slow down and enjoy my "alone time" and time with my husband. I would love to take an overnight trip to a bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ, and lollygag around the town - read a book on the beach, take a carriage ride, and enjoy a nice dinner.
Edited by: JERSEYFLOWER at: 5/17/2011 (10:59)
The march back to pre-pregnancy weight. Lost it all within 20 days, but gained this summer. Looking to feel stronger, more confident and look better in photos by my son's first birthday, September 7.
| Pounds lost: 6.6