I am amazed
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I have lost 40 lbs. since starting Spark at the beginning of December, 5 1/2 months ago. My original goal (as suggested by Spark) was to lose 50 lbs. by November 18. I think that was 50 weeks. At the time, I felt that this really was not enough weight, but I accepted it because I felt that I would be thrilled if I lost 50 lbs. by November (as opposed to gaining weight or losing much less). I am shocked that with 6 months to go, I only have 10 lbs. to go to reach that goal.
I have since changed my goals. I want to lose 80 lbs. altogether. I think that is reasonable. So it means that in less than six months, I am halfway toward goal!!! My new goal is to lose the 80 pounds by March 15, 2009. That works out to a pound a week going forward. I have to believe that at some point my weight loss will slow down.
At the risk of blowing my own horn (which I really don't like to do), I am so proud of myself. I did this by myself (with support, of course). Nobody did it for me.
I want to thank anyone who has taken the time to send me a message or comment on my page. If I didn't acknowledge it, I am sorry. Everything is appreciated. I especially appreciate my buddies from the Fighting Temptations team.
I also appreciate the efforts that my husband and daughter have made to help me walk in style. Thanks to new walking shoes, an Ipod Nano, and some nice workout clothes, I have a lot more confidence.
I just cannot believe what an absolutely wonderful program this is. Spark People are among the nicest I have ever "met" online. The program covers all bases, and the tools are great. It seems like the success rate on Spark People is very high. It seems like lots of people have lost weight, whether it is a little or a lot. I have never felt so confident about continuing to reach my goals.