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almost made it - but I'm still proud!

Monday, March 01, 2010

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 emoticon).

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!!! emoticon

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 ( emoticon) 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! emoticon emoticon
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  • MSHELLP
    Thanks for your encouragement....I just loved this blog....you have achieved so much! Your running goals ROCK! I am beginning to think if I can keep going strong on the weight I might try running this summer too! I KNOW I will be hitting the bike as soon as WI warms up enough! I cannot WAIT! Burn, baby BURN!!

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    3855 days ago
  • MSBUGLVR
    I am soo proud of you!! And you were basically at 200 lbs (OMG 0.4 lbs?!?!) so BE PROUD!!!
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    I completely understand your love of food. I have the same problem. I did give up fast food for Lent so that has helped some. But I love to cook and I use lots of fattening ingredients to make it super yummy :( And my hubby doesn't help b/c he hates fat-free milk, cheese, sour cream, etc. So it makes it harder to reduce the fat in those easy ways that I used to.
    The fact that you have already lost a significant amount of weight and you are buying smaller sizes AND people are noticing your change is a HUGE achievement!!! Just hang in there, we can support one another along this journey!
    3859 days ago
  • LINIS_THIN
    I am soooo proud of you!! My scale measures to the nearest pound so you made your goal of 200lbs!!!

    I need to set some dates to my goals.

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    3863 days ago
  • HPTEAGUE
    Great job! Running in the cold always sounds dreadful, but it really isn't. I'd rather run in the cold than in the heat! Good luck with achieving your 5K goal!
    3863 days ago
  • SPARTANJAI
    Congratulations on all of your progress so far! It's a result of all your hard work and I'm sure you will meet your next goal and keep continuing strong until you reach your goal weight. Keep us updated on your progress!
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    3863 days ago
  • WENDIE07
    Good Job on the wt loss soo far!!!!
    3864 days ago
  • RABID_TRIBBLE
    I have to agree with Victoria. You bought pants that you didn't think would fit and they do!!! Who cares about that little .4 anyway! Great job and making and reaching your goals! You have inspired me!
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    3864 days ago
  • VICTORIANUT
    Close enough! That .4 pounds is probably just from the last glass of water you had emoticon , congratulations! Even more important than the number on the scale is that you were able to buy a pair of skinnier pants and they fit :)
    3864 days ago
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