On Down the Road!
Friday, February 26, 2016
One of my daily morning activities is to go back and read one of my old blogs. The one I read this morning was from my previous one-year sparkversary. I was 67 pounds down. I had posted before and after pictures. Oh, I want to be that "after" girl again. I was at 176. Right now I'm at 218.4. It makes me think, what happened? Why didn't I stick with it? Why did I let myself get back in this shape? I know what happened. Life got too hard. I went back to my comforter and friend...food. I was comforted all right...right back up to 247 pounds! I made it through the too hard time and have come out on top; however, now I have all this stupid weight to get back off. Ugh.
Well, the good news is, the scale moved today. Yay! It only moved 0.2 lbs but at least it moved. It makes me feel hopeful for more to come. I had not seen any downward movement in 12 days...so I was feeling very plateau-ish. But now I feel like I'm on the move again. Yay!
Yesterday, I did work from home. I didn't end up standing at all...just sat with my laptop. I did get all my steps in...goal was 11,000 and I hit 11,143. So, today's goal is 12,000. That is my ultimate daily goal. When I do 12,000 steps, I burn 2,500 calories in a day...and I hit 5 miles of walking. It puts me in range for all my goals. I'm confident that I can do it today and then consistently from here on.
Funny, before I got up this morning, I did a visualization of weighing in and seeing 215 on the scale and how happy that would make me feel to see that drop. It was nice. I don't feel quite as happy as I did in my visualization, but I really do feel happier now that I've seen a drop on the scale. It was starting to bum me out. But no more! Onward and downward! Spark on!