In the last 14 months, and a day or two, I've lost 122 pounds. And counting. This blog is an attempt to answer the almost daily question: How Did You Do That?

Friday, August 20, 2010

I guess this works

Originally posted on

Saturday, October 10, 2009

at SparkPeople.com

It's strange to find myself in a state of disbelief that SparkPeople could actually work, but I am, and it does! I finally decided that since I've lost 50 pounds, I would make a blog post.
When I lost the first 10 pounds, I thought, "Hmmm, that's interesting." Then another 10 came off and I thought, "Whoa, can this actually have happened?" I would get off and back on the scale two or three times to make sure I hadn't misread it.
Then, another 10 pounds came off. "Wow, that's really cool!" When the next 10 pounds came off, I said to myself, "Okay, if you actually lose 50 pounds, this thing works!"
Today was the 50 pounds lost day. So, here I am, saying both to myself and in a blog, "Wow, this thing really works!" emoticon
The most amazing thing about it is, that it hasn't been that hard. It's a habit now of logging what I eat. I've entered a lot of food into my favorites, so it's much easier now. I, like most people, tend to eat the same things over a period of time. So food entry isn't difficult. I find that when we are gone for a day or so, and I can't enter my nutrition information, I really miss doing it!
The important thing is, that I know this program works. Can I keep at it, is the question. And the answer is, yes, I know I can.
Thank you!