These are some of the pics along my journey-at the beginning, in the middle, toward the end and the last one in Paris 4 years ago when I was at about the size I am again now.
It is tougher to lose those last few pounds but as I have moved along this journey, I have realized that it isn't really about reaching that ultimate number on the scale because that number fluctuates from week to week.
It is about getting healthier, getting stronger, reaching outside your comfort zone and doing things you did not ever think you could do.
I would love to see that goal number on the scale and even go just a bit lower than that goal number, but the important thing for me right now is staying consistent with the exercise and the amount that I am eating.
I read about others who have decided to stop tracking their food and after all these months, that is a bit scary to me.
I gained alot of my weight because I was on a medication to help control my migraines so I am not sure that I would have gained 35 extra pounds if I hadn't been on it. I am off the meds for the last year and the headaches are so much more infrequent and less intense than ever before and I know that is because of the exercise and the fact that I sleep so much better now.
So the question is, when I decide that I have reached my goal weight, do I stop tracking and just continue to eat pretty much the same as I do now?
That is probably what I will do and see how it goes. I will not depend on the scale to tell me how I am doing but more on how my clothes feel.
It has been an incredibly rewarding journey and I am so glad to have met so many great spark friends along the way. You are all truly incredible and I wish everyone continued success along your journey. Keep on reaching to be the very best that we can be.
We can do it with determination and willpower and commitment.
Keep on spreading the spark everyone!