Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A MAJOR Milestone

Okay...so it might not look like much to you. A simple little key chain with a washer linked in it. But that silly little bauble means a whole lot more to me.

See, I've been trying to lose weight for about a year and a half. One of the main reasons I took up the challenge was because my ankles were starting to get . . . stiff, weak, wobbly... I can't think of another good word for it but whatever IT is, it was due to the weight those ankles were under.

So, I joined Weight Watchers and started really paying attention to the food I was eating. It wasn't that the food I was eating was bad, it wasn't. It wasn't that the food was really unhealthy, it wasn't (at least most of the time). The problem was the portions and the lack of exercise I was doing to counter the calories I was consuming.

But this past weekend I finally hit a MAJOR milestone for me: 25 pounds!!!

I stepped on the scale and was pleasantly surprised - I was down 25 pounds. It's taken me a while to reach this goal but I did it!!! And Weight Watchers gave me my little key-chain charm medallion as a mile marker!!! 25 lbs. down, on that marker.

And, it probably helped me reach yesterday's goal too - hitting under the 9 minute mile mark!!!

So, if you're thinking about challenging yourself to lose a few pounds or a hundred, I want to encourage you. If I can do it, so can you! And if you want to chat about it, I'm "hear" to help you. I'd love to hear what advice you have, what challenges and what trials you've been through too. So, if you're on the same weight loss journey, let's travel the path together. After all, everything's better when you share it...except maybe a piece of chocolate ;)

5 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Way to go, Kim! That is a major milestone!

Jen on the Edge said...

Oh WOW, you are having quite the week, what with the amazing new pace during your runs and also the 25 pound milestone. Great job!!!

Rena said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Brandi said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Rick said...

Way to go, Kim! That is a major milestone!