Shut your eyes and imagine what you can accomplish in a year.
A year ago today I made a promise to myself that I was going to "get healthy". Getting healthy for me involved losing a great deal of weight along with getting into better physical condition.
I stumbled upon Sparkpeople while doing a google search and started my journey 1 year ago today.
Sparkpeople has been a great tool to assist me in keeping accountable. I upgraded and enjoy spark coach and the exercises. The friends I have made here who have helped me on those tough days you can't replace. In this one place I have all the tools available to track my food, exercise and the emotional support from amazing members here to keep me focused and on target.
I thought I would take a moment to share where I started and where I am today.
I started January 7, 2017 at 228.1 Lbs
It didn't take me that long to make great progress! By July I was weighing 177 and here are my progress pictures.
I did drop another 15lbs reaching a low of 162 lbs September 16, 2017. Here is a picture of me September 24, 2017 having fun playing air guitar on a beautiful boat day.
I was 3 lbs away from my initial goal and started to slack off some. A few adult drinks during the month of September boating...... not logging and measuring..... I continued to workout with my trainer and increased my other activities by joining the gym. Boat season was over and Michigan weather made me realize I needed a gym as no longer could I walk outside and paddleboard, and bike.
I slacked off in checking my weight too..... by the end of 2017 I had set myself back all the way to my June/July stats with the trainer! I say June/July because I weighed 182 in June and 177 in July but my body fat is that of July not June. This would be the reason why I can fit into my skinny jeans which for me is a size 10 Short in Levi's and they are even a bit baggy.
November 29, 2017 the scale was reflecting 167.4 and I was ok with the minor gain, in fact I feel really good in the 160's.
December I had a rough month really set me back. My hip was injured yet I continued to work out with my trainer but did slow down on the cardio/walking/zumba. I had alot of personal and work stress going on. I made bad choices but I wasn't off that much yet the scales reflects a huge gain. Here I am back at it, trying to make good choices.
As of January 6, 2018 I am 178.9 for a total of 49.2 lbs lost in one year. I feel the extra weight now too. What I would have been happy about not that long ago is not acceptable. I don't like how it feels and I feel bulky.
I have re-adjusted my goals and I would like to lose another 40 lbs this coming year and my target weight now is 138 lbs.
My body likes the weight I am at this has become much harder than it was in the beginning. I am not even sure if my goal is reasonable but I am going to go for it!
Can't wait to fast forward one more year and see what I can accomplish!
I Will....Watch Me.