When you are on a weight loss journey there are many highs and lows along the way. Certainly making it through a hard workout feels amazing. Seeing the first five pounds melt away is pretty cool, the next five feels even better. Finding muscles you forgot you had is awesome. Shopping for new clothes can really add up, but when you buy a size 6, when you started the journey in a size 12, feels incredible. Hearing all my relatives compliment me is just icing on the cake.
With all the comments I received over the past few days only one hit me the wrong way. After working hard for not just a few weeks, but 26 weeks, I’m not about to go into reverse and let the pounds back on. This journey that I am on has not only changed my outlook on my health but also the reasons behind it. What used to be one of the only reasons I wanted to lose weight, to look good in my jeans, is now just a by-product. But nothing could stop my step-Grandma from saying, “now, just don’t put the weight right back on.” Yow, ah, ok, what do you say to this type of comment? I can tell you what I wanted to say, but it was not appropriate to say to anyone let alone an elder.
Challenges will continue to come my way, but one thing I’ve got down is one week at a time. I got Through Christmas week without gaining weight. That’s right, I actually lost 0.3 pounds!! Which is pretty awesome. I did great on water this past week, 280 minutes of exercise (which is great considering my schedule) and sleep was actually pretty good. Now calories, hmm, have no idea really, I can only say I didn’t go crazy, I had a Christmas cookie each day, but only one or two at the most. I tried to keep to my normal patterns with foods, and considering I didn’t gain this week I think I did pretty good.
Last week I could have sworn the BMI calculator told me that once I (5′ 2″) weighed 136.5, my BMI would be 24.9. I must have been mistaken, I need to weigh 136.4 before I enter the normal weight range. Holy crud, I only need to lose 0.1 pounds!!! I don’t normally do this, but considering the year is ending in two days I’m making a two-day goal. My next goal is to enter the BMI normal weight category by the end of 2011. If I would have said that 26 weeks ago I would have laughed at the impossibility, but now I just might be able to do it, regardless this year is a total success!!
I’m actually looking forward to making some New Years resolutions next week, I look forward to reading yours too.
Saturday I will be at a girlfriend’s house celebrating New Years with my 3 boys and a bunch of our friends. My girlfriend’s husband is from Germany, so they celebrate New Years at 6 pm, when the calendar changes in Germany, how cool is that. Shortly after I get my New Year’s kiss, my rocker hubby will be off to his gig, it all works out pretty well actually.
Hope you have a ROCKIN New Year!!!