Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Glad to be a loser

The other day a lady saw me in the gas station and I had a pineapple tart in my hand.  I was tempted to purchase it.  But I didn't and put it down.  Well she recognized me from the show, Journey to Wellness and said "I saw that you put the tart down, I know you got to watch what you eat".  It was interesting that she even observed me and commented on my progress though.   Almost felt special lol

Well, The Journey to Wellness officially is over as a program and I did not win the big prize.

So I wasn't the one who lost the highest body fat percentage.  Body fat percentage is calculated by Total pounds lost (starting weight - present weight) divided by starting weight.  This would have been the best way to determine who would be the winner because everyone loses weight at different rates.  Persons who are heavier if they work hard will lose weight faster.  The slimmer you are the harder you have to work to lose weight.  So then the faster you lose weight the harder you have to work to drop more pounds.

As for me,  I lost 13.14% of my body weight and a total of 41 lbs up to my last weigh-in.  This was not my goal but I am happy for it and grateful for the opportunity that I had to be apart of such a transformative program.  As I started I did not win but I am not mad or upset. One thing that I have come out of this whole experience with is the reality that I CAN DO THIS!  I thought it was impossible for me.  Really I did.  I was convinced that I could not lose weight not for a lack of trying but I think it was more so self doubt.  But in these 16 weeks of the Journey to Wellness program,  I really committed and I have something to show for it.  So I didn't win but in a sense I did because now I have an opportunity to make a serious and much needed change in my lifestyle.  That in itself is priceless.

Now I am addicted.  As it is said to develop a new habit you have to do something for more than 21 days.  I am there now.  It feels weird not working out or making good food choices. In that regard I feel like a winner and nothing can beat that. "Duh. Winning!"

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