Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Healthy You Challenge Week 26

This was a great week for me with this challenge because if you saw the previous post, I made my goal! The thrill of it still hasnt worn off as it is hard to believe.

But, this challenge is not just about weight loss, it is about being healthy. So obviously I am continuing on, focusing not just on my weight loss but exercise as well. I am happy to report that this week, I exercised 5 times, which is a new record! I love the summer because I have so much more free time to get out there and get that exercise in. I know that has helped me get to my goal as well.

In regards to future goals, if you notice, I set a new goal weight of 150. That is another 10 pounds from my previous goal, and 9.8 for me to lose. I am sure it will be slow, but I feel I am not ready to go into stabilization yet. I like the way I look at 160, but I think I would feel more comfortable in some clothes (like shorts) having dropped another size. If I could make it to size 10, I think I would feel pretty good. So that is the plan..150 and then I will go into stabilization. If before then I feel that I am ready for stabilization, then I will do it. At least I feel that I have the freedom now to just go with the flow. Now that I have met my goal, I feel less pressure to keep losing and losing.

It sounds wierd that I want to continue weight loss, and while I am tired, I also know that I have it in me to keep on going. I never ever thought when I started this that I would be here. Especially when LA weight loss closed last December (and still never refunded me my $ by the way), I really thought that there was no way I could keep it up without the counselors there. But in a way, Im glad it closed. It forced me to do this on my own, and I have. But not really on my own...thanks to everyone who reads and supports my blog, especially those in this challenge, I have had the support I needed to get through every frustration, gain, plateau, and also make me feel great when I succeed. So thanks!

6 comments:

Cammy said...

You exercised 5 times in one week? Is this the same Heather who, a few short months ago, wasn't exercising at all? I'm so very impressed and proud for you! You'll see that next goal yet! Who knows, maybe we'll get there together! LOL

40 by 40 said...

HEATHER--CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOOOOOO HOOOO!!! WOWOWOWOWWOWOOWW...HIPHIPHOOORAY!!! YOU MADE IT TO GOAL..THAT IS AMAZING..YOU HAVE WORKED SO HARD AND COME SO FAR..YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION!!! {{{{HUGS}} HI-5'S!!! YOU MUST FEEL SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.

Katy said...

I don't think it sounds weird that you want to loose another 10....I think we need some before and after pics up now!?

Dona said...

Heather - My weight loss goal was 150. When I reached it I was still in the overweight range on my BMI so I decided to see if I could get down to 140. Last week I weighed 136-1/4 and have moved my goal to 135. BTW, my top weight was around 186. So I totally understand why you would want to lose a little more. I think when you are heavy it is easier to do it in blocks rather than come up with a number that at that time would be unrealistic. And believe me, at 186 I never dreamed I could weigh 140, let alone less.

Carleen said...

CONGRATS!!! woo woo...the goal is very exciting you can do it- keep on truckin..

Nicole said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal! You are an inspiration!