I have decided to change the day that I post my Healthy You Challenge updates to Sunday because this seems to be the only day of the week that I have time to post so far this summer! That's actually a good thing because it means that I have been keeping myself busy and away from the computer (and thus I have been keeping my bottom OUT of my comfy chair)!
I broke through my plateau last week, and only have 23 more pounds to go until I hit my Weight Watchers goal. I have 32 pounds to lose to hit my personal goal, but frankly that is still up in the air because I am going to base it more on how I look. Right now the remaining weight that I want to use is clustered as fat in a few places: My stomach, inner thighs, and upper arms.
I was down 2.9 pounds for the week, and I had so much activity that it was crazy! I was at the gym before 8:00 a.m. on each day of my three day weekend, and did each of these three activities each day: 1) Running on the track, 2) Elliptical machine, and 3) Weights. I also climbed stairs at work at lunch almost every day, and swam many an evening. I am really enjoying an active summer, and that makes me very happy. :-)
I went to the pool today with my daughter, for the first time in the afternoon when there were a bunch of other neighbors there. And frankly, I just put my self-consciousness behind me and had a good time in the water. I even spent about 30 minutes laying in the sun afterward, and now I am a bit pink around the edges!
As I was laying in the sun, I was daydreaming about what it will feel like to be at goal next year. After massive weight loss, I know that my body will never be "perfect" again, but it will be nice to be a healthy weight again where I feel good about myself. The best part of it is that I am enjoying the summer that I have now, at the weight that I am at now, which is something I can't really remember doing as I was always waiting for "next year", and assuming that the next year would bring me to the weight I wanted to be so that I could start living. But the living has started, and now it will just continue to improve!