Not Where I Want To Be But I See How Far I Have Come
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Feeling down in the dumps today because it seems like I am taking two steps forward and one backward, but a REAL look backward is telling me it is okay!
I have not reached my goal but have accomplished a major advance toward it!
From 2011 to last Jan, I had been yo yo losing and gaining 30 pounds a year! On Jan 1 every year I would be at 200 pounds and by the end of the year back to 170. I started 2017 at 200 pounds and lost 30 pounds by Sept 1. I continued to lose another 12 pounds and have rocked back towards 170, but I have maintained the loss of the 30 yo yo pounds since then. If I can keep that off until Sept 1, I will have maintained that weight loss for a year! It seems that I have changed the "set point" that my body finds acceptable to a lower number! I am ECSTATIC! Even when I "mess up" on my exercising and eating for a time, I am uncomfortable and don't exceed the 170 and it seems that the 30 pounds is GONE FOR GOOD! THANK YOU GOD, Thank You SPARKPEOPLE! Thank You 5% Weight Loss Challenges! Thank you my encouraging Sparkfriends!
There was a time when I reached 170 for the first time (in 1977) and cried for weeks. That was the most I had ever weighed and I didn't get back there until 1997 during an illness. I hope that I am never that weight again.
However, even if I don't reach my goal for awhile, I am progressing by not gaining my yo yo weight back, and that lifts my spirits. Hopefully within the next year, if I don't reach my end goal of 130-135, at least I can lower my body's comfort zone weight yet again and maintain it, getting closer to the ultimate prize!.