Okay, I was not intending to do this post, but again, I'm feeling excited so I have to post it before the excitement fades. And there's that whole accountability factor too.
A few months ago I wrote in here about the Biggest Loser competition I'm participating in at work. It's been great for me because it's helped me to make better choices in the food I eat and has encouraged me to become a more regular gym attender. And the work is paying off because I feel like I'm starting to look better and, most importantly, I'm feeling better about myself. Honestly, I think that's the most significant change I've experienced from participating in this competition. Having a positive view of yourself is a powerful thing, and it's been so long since I've felt anything close to that.
Anyway, we still have a month left to go, but today was the 60-day unofficial weigh in. I didn't feel I could have possible made much progress because of my birthday and going home to my parents' house twice (where it's very difficult to eat healthfully) and because exercise has been a bit more difficult to come by lately. I was shocked when I discovered I lost 6 pounds! How in the world did that happen? But apparently somehow it did. I even stood on the scale a second and third time just to be sure. I guess sometimes miracles do occur. . .or all that hard work really does pay off. This brings the total weight I've lost since January up to 9 pounds. I feel pretty good about that even though I hoped to have done better.
In any case, this is a victory worth celebrating, which is why I had to share it in my blog. I have 30 more days to participate in the competition, which means that once again it's time to up my game! Vacations can be tough because it is awfully hard to eat healthfully away from home, but I'm sure I can do it! I have pretty much accepted that I don't think I'll win the competition, but at least it's helping me make positive changes in my life, and that's worth an awful lot!