Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Celebrating ...7 Years of Somersizing!

Today is my 7th Anniversary of Somersizing!

I began Somersizing on March 5, 2001. My starting weight was 160 lbs. and in 3 months I lost 30 lbs. and achieved my goal weight of 130 lbs.

I maintained this weight with only slight fluctuations for four and a half years.

Then, unexpectedly in 2006 my husband became ill and I was unable to focus on myself. The next year proved to be a very stressful and emotional period, I was lost in a sea of emotions and continued to not eat healthy food choices and had lost interest in exercising all together.

By the Spring of 2007, my husband's body began responding to the medications and his health finally began to improve.

After a couple more months, I was able to feel some of the emotional weight being lifted off of me. So, on July 14, 2007 I felt that I was able to shift my focus back on me.

On July 14, 2007, I stepped on the scale and weighed in at 182 lbs. I was saddened but not surprised to have gained 52 lbs., this had been such a difficult time and I was aware that my old comfort food friends were taking advantage of me.

So, on this day, I whole-heartedly choose to follow the Level 1 guidelines and began exercising again. It didn't take long for me to feel the benefits of Somersizing, was a feeling of coming home again.

My goal is still the same, to find my way back to 130 lbs.. As of today, I have lost 28 lbs. and have 24 lbs. to loose to reach my goal weight.

However, something is very different this time. Coming through a long, emotional experience does change a person. I've learned to really appreciate life and not to take our health for granted.

As for reaching my goal weight, I'm not in any hurry, I know that the road that I am on will lead me to where I want to go, ...I've always believed in Somersizing and I know in my heart that this is the perfect lifestyle and it is simply the best way to eat for me!



Hanlie said...

Well done on finding your way back!

Felicia said...

Great job on finding your way back to your path. That cheese cake looks so GOOD!!!

Hope you have a SUPER day!

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so glad you found your way back. What a coincidence you blogged about Somercising. I read an interesting article about it in one of the magazines I read at the book store the other day and wrote a note to myself to do more research and then here your post is. Thank you!

Your recipes look fabulous btw.