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Over the Moon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Biggest Loser Challenge ended last week - and the next one doesn't start until March 10th - so I was going to avoid the scale until then....except this morning I was on autopilot, got up, and hopped right on the scale.....it wasn't until after I got off that I remembered I didn't have to weigh in today --- however - I am glad I did - I am down a pound...>YIPEE>. By the time I get on again March 10th, I should be well on my way to mid 140's.....

I am over the moon at how I am changing - in 2011 I have lost 7 pounds so far....averaging a pound a week...which I am psyched about - I know it is not fast and furious - but it is slow and steady - and for me that is what matters.

The reason I am over the moon this week is because while I had a great week of exercising - I did not have a great nutritional week. However - I had a "normal" week in the life of my family - a stop at Burger King, homemade brownies....Valentine's Day.....all Normal life type things - and somehow I managed to create a loss - the good news is - while I thought a lot about food some days - I was able to not think about it others and come out on the winning end.

To me that means I am learning balance - learning to manage the good with the bad - the ups and the downs, all to create a positive for me....

Hopefully that also means I will be able to maintain better when I get to goal...which right now is 140 - but I'm not sure if that is the "true" goal - or the interim goal. I will think about it when I get there.....

I also have learned that my body needs to run - I have had the best weeks when I run - I have added ST to the mix - but I need the run....I need it - I sometimes crave it - but my body needs it to release those pounds, and shape that lower section....

I can't forget that - I can't let it go....so today is Week 2 Day 1 of my Spark Running Program, and I can't wait. I have a 9:00 AM appt with my treadmill and Ellen....I love using the mill while she is on - somehow the time flies - maybe because she is funny.....on tap is 35 minutes --- I'm going to shoot for 3.5 miles....and see how it feels - if I'm feeling good - I'm just going to keep working those intervals.

On a bummer note - my family and I are playing a sort of lottery with the US Passport service - 2 of us didn't have passports, and we went to get them 3 weeks ago - in hopes of receiving them, so we could head up north to Canada during break which is coming up - well - my little guys status updated last night and mine did not ....so right now - I think the Passport service is winning - although I am trying to convince hubby that he should go without me if mine doesn't come. (Don't tell him, but 4 days home by myself - that is somewhat of a vacation - I would miss them all - but I would be happy knowing that they were having fun.)
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  • no profile photo CD5759463
    My husband and I applied for passports on the same day, and when we received them he got his one day and mine on another. It is my understanding that they don't send to the same address on the same day. May be for security reasons? I could be wrong, but I don't know....
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  • APIRLRAIN888
    woohoo on 1 lb
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  • HJBUMP
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  • no profile photo CD6896537
    Congrats on the weight loss. And slow and steady is THE best way!!

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    3669 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    Hooray for the pound loss and 7 overall for the year! That is something, losing while living normally!

    You're doing great, Robyn, and are an inspiration to me!

    3669 days ago
  • PINKBEANBOO
    emoticon on another pound down while living normally. That is a big accomplishment!

    4 days home alone does sound heavenly. But if I remember correctly, seems like I thought my dad's wouldn't make it in time but it did. They just may suprise you.

    What are your plans for Canada? Fishing?


    3669 days ago
  • NITELITE72
    Yay for the 1 lb. loss! You have been doing great. I was not on autopilot this morning, so I will weigh this weekend. I am afraid I will be up instead of down.
    I am glad you are running again. ST is great, but you still need that cardio.
    Fingers crossed for the passport...unless you want me to uncross them so you can have 4 days of alone time! emoticon
    3669 days ago
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