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Today I hit 25% of my weight loss goal...it means I have exactly 100 pounds to go.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Today I hit 25% of my weight loss goal (298 to 264)...it means I have exactly 100 pounds to go.

I think it is the second half that is somehow shocking to me...not that I didn't know that I started with more than 100 pounds to lose...and I'm on two teams (that admittedly I haven't visited all summer) for people with 100+ pounds to lose...but my picture of myself in my head is still overweight but not nearly as big as I really was.

So, it's a bit of a mixed bag for me feelings wise.

I signed up to do the Fall Biggest Loser challenge (Scarlett Dragons) which starts Sept 7th. Fall is usually a good time for me to make progress on goals if I plan and focus and keep active. It is also much better if I make sure I really exercise and eat on track because winters are hard for me up here in Minnesota so at least then I have positive momentum and start winter in a better place if I've worked hard in the Fall.

Setting Fall goals and really trying helps so I don't go crazy during the whole Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christm
as-New Years food extravaganza. Or emotionally overeat with family or New Year's resolution type regrets or issues...

Almost 20 pounds down from here will be a big deal for me to get back to...I've never stayed above 250 so long, not even when I was pregnant and I was 246 when I moved back to MN before I got remarried.

It isn't all about the scale for me though...a lot of it is treating myself better in general.

And, it's getting close to that time of the year again where we have to get a physical and blood work to get the annual insurance discount! The good news is I already weight less than at that appointment last year BUT I really, really, really don't want to get their stupid paperwork saying I might have metabolic syndrome again.

Even though my numbers (blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar) are all in the normal range and obesity is the only for sure indicator, they were near borderline (high side of normal near the cut off) on a couple areas which is why they sent it as a warning.

It is highly motivating for me personally NOT TO GET THAT PAPERWORK!!
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