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Happy New Year, Second Sparkversary, Quick Update

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Hi everybody. This is not going to be a long blog, just a quick update.

Happy New Year first of all. I hope that your holidays were all you wanted them to be.

I am so sorry that I have gotten so out of touch with everything that is happening with everyone, and have not gotten to read blogs in a long time. I am not sure when I will be able to catch up, I am just hoping that someday I will be able to. Things have been very difficult here and I will not go into all the details of why at this time, but maybe someday I will. Among other things, I did move on 12/27 within my building.

Although things are tough right now, I am happy to report that I did manage to lose 5 lbs over the holiday, much to my surprise and delight. So now I weigh, as of 12/30, 175 lbs, 10 lbs above my goal of 165! I think that I stressed off the weight…I also was very good again about exercising over the holidays and participated in 2 moves, one being my own…that is also tons of exercise. My new apartment is directly above my old apartment, and one of the days that I was moving stuff, I got something like 23000+ steps in! I did have days where I indulged, but I think that the stress, exercise, and days where I did not eat much more than balanced them out.

So I think that yesterday was my 2nd Sparkversary…I forgot where to find the exact date. 2 years ago, on 12/26, I started my latest (and FINAL, I think) weight loss journey, and a couple weeks after that I found Spark! Two years ago, I finally said that I would be in it for the long haul, even if it takes 2 or 3 years, and indeed, it has taken me 2 years so far, (37 lbs in 2011, 21 in 2012) but I think that 2013 will be the year that I FINALLY reach my goal! 10 lbs left…I can DO THAT this year! And 2 more lbs to a NORMAL BMI!!!!!! I may be able to do that THIS MONTH!

So thank God for this weight loss journey. I weigh less than I have in 20 years, I am MAINTAINING it and still losing, and it is the only thing in my life that I feel like I have control of right now.
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