Different weight, same shape
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Since I joined SparkPeople in early August, I've managed to stick pretty well to the 1200-1500 daily calorie goals, I walk at 10-12 miles a week, and I've lost 25 pounds. (Woo Hoo!) One thing I've noticed, though, is that although my size is is beginning to shrink, my shape is still pretty much the same. My stomach still precedes me, I still have a double chin, and I still have what my brother-in-law refers to as my jowls (I sure hope those go away by the time I reach my goal). Just when I begin to feel pretty good about my progress, I walk past a mirror and get a visual reminder that it will, indeed, take me a year to reach my goals.
The good news about this is that time will help strengthen my new habits and provide opportunity to learn how to maintain my weight and exercise once I meet my goals. So for now I'll enjoy the fact that I'm increasing my stamina, strengthening my heart, lowering my cholesterol, and becoming more healthy overall. And I'll look forward to the day when I realize my shape has changed.