Spark Low Weight for Me
Friday, November 01, 2013
Because of a few poor food choices made last weekend I was not expecting any weight loss when I jumped on the scale this morning. The old Steve might have even skipped getting on the scale today as I was certain that my weight would go up. Now I'm a part of the Fall 5% Weight Loss Challenge here on Spark, I'm even on a team, a pack, a group for support but the rules say i HAVE to get on the scare and report. So on the scale I went this morning, and was floored, stunned, knocked out. My weight was down 2 pounds, no that can't be right, so I tried again, yup, down 2. I was very happy to say the least, and in the past I might have done a happy dance, but I'm trying not to make everything about my weight number only. I do feel great internal joy as this 2 pound loss put me at having lost 50 pounds since I started on Spark in June of 2012. Perhaps now would be a good time to reflect just a little?
At the urging of a co-worker, I made my Spark account on 6/17/2012 with a starting weight of 388. Yes, that is a whole lotta' Steve, but not actually my high weight number. About 3 years ago I had gone up to 418 pounds, got into the 380s using another program then drifted back into poor food choices. My Spark path started well, and in four months I had gotten down to 345. However, again I slowly but steadily went back to my old ways of food and became a couch potato again. This led me to gain back to 382 on 4/15/13. That was enough, and I got serious about Spark, wrote down some goals, made some new friends here and now I've joined a challenge group. Today with the loss of 2 i'm now at 337.6 pounds.
Think I may celebrate, by going to a store that sells farm animal feeds, and throwing a 50 pound bag of feed over my shoulders and walking around. I'm not going to celebrate with donuts, see my previous blog for that to make sense. I AM going to spend a moment reflecting on some other positives at this milestone in my journey. I can now walk all over my work location and not be out of breath. I can walk up and down the bleachers at a football stadium and not feel like I'm going to die. In fact I can now take the wider steps on the climb one at a time like I did years ago. My Son can now reach around me for a hug, although he is getting "to big" for that stuff now. Can you tell that I'm very happy at this moment?
Please forgive me rambling, as this Blog was more of a journal of what jumps into my mind rather than something I've thought out in advance. If you are reading this then there is a pretty good chance that you have played a role in me getting to the joyful spot I'm at now. Please accept my thanks. Rest assured that I still welcome and even covet your support to get to where I'm going. Where might that be, you may wonder? I'm going to fit into one airplane seat and not make folks next to me feel uncomfortable. I'm going to ride a roller coaster for the first time in my life. I'm going to safely get on a ladder at work and assist in wire pulls. I'm going to fit into a size of jeans that is available in any clothing store and not have to seek out the Big and Tall stores.