Progress Week 8 -- "Ridin' that train..."
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Eh--the Grateful Dead reference doesn't really fit for a title, but I wrote a post this morning which prompted me to think about the other Sparkers I'm interacting with these days. We are all riding our different trains toward some goal. Some of us are on the fast express, some of us are riding slower, with more stops. After eight weeks, I'm beginning to have a solid sense that my train is some sort of passenger train with lots of starts and stops. It feels like it's going to get me where I'm going--if I keep on riding (*g*), but its destination: "U*S*T*I*N*Y*A meeting her goal weight" is definitely not a shared one. Things that work for me--some of those things would send other Sparkers' trains crashing off their tracks. Things that work for other Sparkers--if I tried to do those, my train would end up on some abandoned sidetrack, not moving.
Last Friday I weighed in at 166.5. I've lost 8 inches in my body measurements. I am feeling, and looking, *a lot* more fit. I've lost 1/4 of the 'goal pounds' I want to take off. 1.5 pounds more--and I'll be down 10 pounds. Big achievement!
So--checking in at 8 weeks feels good, but I am also gaining perspective on my community here, and the variety of starts, stops, setbacks and happy moments they are experiencing. Riding our trains... it's not an easy or simple thing, trying to find the 'right tracks,' and keep ourselves headed in the 'right direction.'