Hi Spark Friends,
This weekend was a wonderful one for my family, my twins made their Confirmation on Saturday and the day was perfect. I had bought a dress that I was struggling to fit into when I purchased it some months ago and it slipped on easily. As a matter of fact, it was a little too loose in the waist. No matter, I felt good and was looking forward to the day with my family.
My weight loss journey has been a slow and steady journey... I have no complaints about the pace in which I am losing weight because I know it's going to stay off this way. No crash diets, no accelerated weight loss. I have steadily been losing anywhere between 1-2 pounds per week since joining Spark in January (though this week I had my largest drop at 4 pounds! whoo hoo!).
There's a saying that it takes a few weeks for you to notice the change in your body, 8 weeks for family to notice and 12 weeks for the rest of the world..... I guess I didn't even realize how I hit that 12 week mark when the world started to notice.... and, I apologize in advance for gloating but, boy did it feel good to hear the words over and over "Did you lose weight?"
It's happening more frequently now as I have to change my clothing and I am less afraid to reveal my serious curves. I am gaining back a bit of confidence now. I am proud of myself....and it feels really good.
And then, immediately following the weight loss question came another "How did you do it?" And I notice one thing in common with most people, they don't want to hear there is no magic formula. I didn't take pills. I didn't do a crash diet. I cut back my calories slowly, I ate more healthy foods, and I started exercising. I got into a routine that works for me. Nothing dramatic. Slow and steady changes. But changes none-the-less. Changes I can keep up for the rest of my life. Yes, I am doing Isagenix at the moment, but this was to help get over a plateau and to raise my awareness of how and when my body responds to food. I created healthy habits I can sustain.
I'm not on any pedestal, this is hard work. I still have another 50 lbs to go and that's a looooonnnng stretch away! But, for today, I am thanking myself I made the change and I got to where I am today. For today, I will gloat, because tomorrow when I look like a fool at my kickboxing class because I can't do 90% of the exercises, I will be humbled again and reminded there is a long road ahead.
Spark is a major motivator for me... I was on a stretch for 115 days of logging in and missed my first day this past Saturday due to the Confirmation frenzy...but no matter, I will start again for the second half of my journey and I am happy to be on this road with you!
Have a super Tuesday!