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April Progress Report and a Look Back

Monday, May 02, 2011


Start weight: 213
End weight: 209.5
Weight lost: 3.5 lbs.
Total weight lost this year: 16 lbs.
Goal weight progress: 31.5 more lbs. to go to goal weight!
Onederland progress: 10 more lbs. to reach ONEderland!
Total weight lost: 88.5 lbs.
Total fitness minutes: 1.045


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My goal this month was to lose 4lbs, bringing me to 209. I nearly reached that by losing 3.5 lbs. And I gained 3.5 lbs. this month, so my highest this month was 215.5, not 213. I am very happy with my progress this month.


FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

emoticonI ran my first 8k – the Shamrock Shuffle!!! 1:01 PR for me!

emoticonI signed up for my first 10k! (and I wanted to)

emoticonI ran in the rain for the first time!

emoticonReached over 1,000 fitness minutes for the month.


NON-SCALE VICTORIES:


emoticonI am feeling like a "thin" person.

emoticonWhen the hot weather arrived unexpectedly I embraced it and didn't try to cover myself up like I used to do in the summers. I actually welcomed it.

emoticonI worked out with my tankini bottoms on and a sports bra and nothing else so as to not wake my family gathering clothes in the morning and I felt slim! I looked down at my legs and they looked trim!

emoticonI ordered 2 swimsuits from Old Navy and was sure that the "Regular size" I would have to send back, but it fits! I actually look good in it! I am so excited for the summer! A complete NSV for me.

emoticonMy wedding ring literally fell off of my finger while I was in the store.

emoticonI went to my yearly dr. checkup and the dr. couldn’t stop saying how proud she was of me and how much I’ve changed in the last year and agreed on my goal weight and that I could reach that by next year.

emoticonI gave some of my tops that are too big for me now to my sister who is 8 mo. pregnant w/ twins – this weekend she wore a shirt I purchased for my wedding anniversary last year, after I had lost 40 lbs already – and it fit her perfectly. Shows me how far I have come.

emoticonI inspired my cousin Kim to purchase a treadmill and start training for a 5k, and her husband John to join Spark!

THINGS I’VE LEARNED:


emoticon It’s ok to ask for help.

emoticon There’s always a time to change things up.

emoticon The only competition is myself.

emoticonThat turtles do win the race….eventually… emoticon

emoticon That weight loss ISN’T a race, but a journey.

Enjoy it :)

I usually use my paper Spark calendar, but this month proved to be very busy, so I used the Spark Summary calendar feature. Below is my snapshot.






A comparison photo - left me at the beginning of this journey, right at my current state of the journey.



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