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Achiving My Early Month on Spark

Friday, April 16, 2010

I decided to move my monthly updates from my spark page and archive them here with my blogs. So this blog is just my previous monthly updates, a much better place than my spark page.

2/1/2009

One Month Done!!!!

Where does the time go? Did you happen notice the older you get, the faster time goes by? One month has already flown by. Well I have managed, one day at time, to make it through an entire month of tracking everyday, drinking 8 glasses of water everyday and even got some exercise in. The results...I lost 24 lbs this month-holy cow! Even though 24 lbs is a great accomplishment, it is a small step towards the 130 I truly need to lose. I truly believe small steps everyday, in the right direction, will ultimately lead you to your final destination or goal.

A picture is worth 1,000 words....I love the comparison picture idea-Many thanks to one of my Done sisters for that idea. I really see a difference, even after only one month....yay!!!!

4/1/2009

Three Months Done!!!

Happy April! Well here I am starting my 4th month with Sparkpeople. March was not an easy month. I think I may have become a little lax with my working out and eating. Even though it was tough and the scale did not want to really move, I pushed forward. I am not giving up. Food will no longer control me. I've realized food was like a drug-I was addicted, the only thing is, you cannot just stop eating. With hard work and determination you can change your relationship with food and yourself.

I belong to a couple of really great teams and have made some good friends here. The support I receive has been a very important part of my journey to become healthier. I am so grateful to all of my spark friends and spark people creator Chris, for this great program. I would be lost right now without all of you!

Here is another monthly comparison picture.


5/1/2009

Four months Done!!! I have started May with a bang! A few of us ladies have started the c25k (couch to 5k) program May 1st. Check back soon for a full report on the latest adventure on this fitness journey.

April month in review. April was a tough month. I still have a war going on with a plateau. I am determined to win this battle. I didn't lose one pound in April. I actually cried at one weigh in. It is really hard when you are doing everything right and you do not see any results. By the end of the month, I seemed to ok with stepping on the scale and seeing the same number over and over. I did not give up, nor do I plan to give up anytime soon. I am pushing forward with more determination! A few positive things about April:
-I started strength training finally and stuck with it all month.
-My food choices were good 90 % of the time.
-I maintained my weight.
-I lost 8 inches, that is right, 8 inches off my hips, chest, legs and waist.
-I have come so far since January 1, 2009.

Lesson learned: Weight loss accomplishments aren't always measured by the scale.
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  • HIPPICHICK1
    What a HUGE list of wonderful accomplishments! I wish you much success for the next month!!
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    3873 days ago
  • 9000FT
    As I read your update I was thinking, this girl is making progress here! You are creating good habits and that is the best thing you can do for a lifetime. It will shape how you approach so many circumstances that you face in times to come.

    You have lost 8 inches and it is a matter of time until that stubborn scale starts cooperating! You want this I can hear it in your voice (virtually :)

    I am wondering, have you created the motivation/inspiration poster yet? I haven't, so that is one goal I have set for myself. I will start clipping and collecting all sorts of stuff. Then pick a day to assemble it all.

    Thanks for putting this out here, keep up everything good you are doing for yourself!
    kathleen

    3874 days ago
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