Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Better Me, One Year Later

Tomorrow marks exactly one year since I started on the path to a better me.  It seems like only yesterday.

You may be wondering why I haven't posted these past few weeks.  It's not that I haven't wanted to, even though I have struggled.  It's simply poor time management.  In August I started a new career path and between adjusting to new schedules and the start of school, Guiding, Scouting, dance and hockey, I barely have time to pee, let alone get online to blog.  But as I approach this anniversary, I decided to make the time to post my progress.

I'm down 3.5 lbs at today's weigh in, that's 92.6 lbs total!  It hasn't been easy, no matter how well I seem to have done. I've struggled the past few weeks.  I haven't been working out, and I've found it increasingly difficult to eat on plan.  Things I had no trouble saying "no" to I now want to eat.  I'm lax in weighing and measuring and that's getting me into trouble.  Thankfully, I didn't have gains too high.  I was up 1.1 and .9 a couple weeks; but, with my loss today I'm back on track.  

My 5km Run or Dye event last Saturday definitely helped me get refocused.  Even though I walked the whole thing with Pretty, seeing the others running made me want to get back to it and I have a run planned for later today.

Looking back, I know that I couldn't have done this without support.  Not only from my family and the Weight Watchers staff; but, from friends and strangers.  Going online with my progress has kept me accountable and has kept me going.  So thank you to everyone who has followed my journey and sent me words of encouragement.  I still have about 40 lbs to go till goal; but, I will get there.  

Of course, wha would a one year update be without some photos (pardon the awful hair)?