Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Here I am the end of June. It has been a very busy month. I finished another Month of the Sweat suit challenge and lost another 5 lbs. I have added a more rigorous treadmill element to my exercises, which I am trying to do 2-3 times a week. Had a glorious weekend with Lion King and Nascar. I am feeling great and having fun.
Looking back at the last 6 months, I began looking at Sparks in mid January. I can see so many changes, some small and some to me monumental. It took me a couple months to really get in the groove with Sparks and to date I have lost 27.8 lbs. I really was not into it at first. I didn't read much of the articles, thinking I knew it already, having 'dieted' for most of my life. Was I ever proven wrong, yes I did know some, but what I didn't understand was all the smaller stuff and that IS the important stuff. The need to balance all elements, sleep, exercise, food. water and most of all mental. I think the biggest thing I have learned is that its a lot of mental changes and then using those things to get your physical changes to happen. Of course this is NOT dieting but a lifestyle change.
Sparks has that right!!
I am forever grateful to my friend Cecelia she is the one who first found Sparks and since we were working on weight loss together thought it might be a good site. We had tried another, but that one had limited access. I looked it over and liked what I saw, everything was pretty easy to use and if you had a problem there was help. We are both now involved, and I have brought my hubby along and he is doing great having loves over 25 lbs since March. I found another old friend on here and that girl is near to her goal and if is nice to have that connection too.
So reflecting here this last day of June I have come along way, within myself and outwardly. I am only 5.2 lbs from my mini goal of 275. I am so close and then there will be another mini goal all helping me get to the BIG one an healthier me and at a good weight.
I am here smiling and glad for this day and moment... I wish everyone could have this feeling and know that any goal you want is within your reach. YOU JUST HAVE TO REACH!!!