Today is 3/1/2010. It is the day that I intended to be at my first mini-goal of under 200 lbs. Unfortunately I didn't quite make it. And unfortunately again, I blame myself because I made some poor food choices this week, and I could definitely be there if I had made better choices along the way. But...I weighed in at 200.4 lbs today, and I am happy with that. It's closer than I thought that I could be. I'm really on my way, and looking forward to hitting my next goal of 185 lbs.
Some good things that have come so far on my journey are:
I made it past 1/4th of the way to my big goal of 145 lbs starting at 226.4 lbs.
I am getting some excellent comments already (the store director at my store even noticed that my work pants are too big all of a sudden
I bought a pair of 14 size pants yesterday with the intention of needing to lose a few more lbs. before they fit, and they fit anyway!!!
I have learned a little bit about myself so far too. I learned that I have a lot more to learn! LOL! I also learned that I'm not going to be able to change everything overnight. I learned that I have an eating problem. I love food, and I still need to learn how to portion them out so that I don't go overboard too much. If I go overboard once in a while, it's ok, just hop back on the boat and start rowing again. One bad moment isn't going to undo all of my hard work, and I need to start an upward "spiral" instead of going downward and out of control.
I still have many goals for my future. I am in the Couch to 5K program learning to run a 5K! I can't wait until I get there. I've never been able to run before, and I'm not letting that get in my way. I will do it!!! and I will run my 5K before the end of the year. I'm shooting for August or September as my race date. I haven't picked one yet, most of them are not posted yet, but I'll pick one soon! I didn't pick exactly the right time to start this training because I live in Michigan and we have a little (
) snow. But, it's started to warm up, and I'm excited not to have to worry about un-shoveled sidewalks and sloppy snowy roads!
I'm hoping to reach my next weight goal of 185 lbs. by May 1st. I'm also hoping to learn about portion size and controlling myself in my eating. I'm avoiding the fast food for the most part well, but the food I love at home, that's the hard part. I'm not sure how to learn about the will power or the tools to get there yet, but I'm confident I will find them.
I also want to say thank you to all of my new friends here. I'm loving every minute of it!