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Goodbye 300s!

Monday, August 05, 2019

Today I weighed in at 299.8. I'm officially out of the 300s. I'm excited. I'm working on setting some new goals for the month and for the rest of the year. I received my A1C results yesterday. I'm down to 6.8 from 8.1. I'm really happy about that. I'm going to keep working on getting that lower.

I'm still down because of the death of my dog, Pepe, last week. I miss him. It's weird to wake up and not see him spinning in excitement at the start of the day. I miss the way he crawled on my laptop and onto my chest when he wanted mt attention. I received flowers from Chewy.com and from my veterinarian. They are really pretty. My next-door neighbor gave me a card and a beautiful heart stone with Pepe's name on it. I received tons of condolences on Facebook and Twitter and support from people here too. It really helps to have people to lean on. I've got to remember to not let myself get so isolated.

I've been snuggling my other dog, Lilo, more frequently. She was pretty down last week, but she seems to be doing better. Today, when I woke up, she jumped up on my bed and gave me kisses. It was a nice way to greet the day.

I realized today that I'm enjoying this journey. It's no longer just about getting to a certain weight. It's more about getting healthy, learning about myself, and trying to live a fulfilling life. I'm striving for progress instead of perfection. I'm learning about mindfulness and not putting so much pressure on myself. Small changes. Small victories.

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  • 1965KAREN
    You are doing it Lori ! Under 300 and A1C is down!! And I can relate to your happiness! Congratulations on a wonderful job! I especially love you saying that it is about progress, not perfection!! I think you have convinced me that I should write about current successes and be able to look back and read it on the tough days! You are a great inspiration! emoticon
    67 days ago
  • MERMAIDLIFE
    Congrats on your weight loss and A1C! I bet your doctor was pleased with your results, too. That is awesome! You're doing a great job! I am glad you are getting extra snuggle time with your other dog. It's hard for her, too. I'm glad you have each other!
    68 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    emoticon , so sorry about your fur baby. we love them as much as our real kids
    69 days ago
  • NOCALORIES
    Life is filled with challenges, but how blessed to have been loved by Pepe and have had the privilege to give love to Pepe. You are doing great by continuing to lose and striving to live a healthy life each day.
    70 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    Sorry about Pepe, losing our pets hurts. Great news about your weight loss and A1c though. And yes, I have found the most life altering part of this journey is not the weight loss, but all the other pieces of my life that are impacted.
    70 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
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    70 days ago
  • UNDERGROUNDGEEK
    Congratulations on the weight AND the A1C! That's great news, and an improved A1C is a great non-scale win. Give yourself space to grieve Pepe--it never really goes away but you learn to live with it, it's not the burning hole in your gut after awhile.

    And yes, in some ways the number on the scale is the LEAST important thing. At most it's an indicator of other things--of getting healthy, of taking care of yourself, of being able to do more & feel better doing it. Yes, small victories are small--but they accumulate, and over time they add up to amazing changes.
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    70 days ago
  • SUSANH1230
    So sorry for the loss of your beloved Pepe. And, congratulations on reaching twoville!
    70 days ago
  • SCOOTERTVRPV
    Very sorry for your loss. Wanted to wish you congratulations on your weight loss, too! One day at a time.
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    70 days ago
  • R_BEATTY
    Sorry for your loss. And i agree this journey slowly helps you love yourself no matter what weight your at. Its helpful with setbacks.
    70 days ago
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