Taken @ Camp LaJolla circa 1980
When I went through the chest of drawers over the weekend I also found this picture. I was attending Camp La Jolla at the time. I am on the left with the light blue top and skirt. I was 13 years old and weighed about 150 lbs. That is where I should be based on my height and age now. It is hard for me to imagine what it will be like to be that size again but it is going to happen come hell or high water!
I was on another blog (can't recall which one) and these questions were asked and so I usurped them for my post today. I challenge you to answer these questions yourself and you may be surprised at the answers:
1. What was your highest weight, what do you weigh right now and what is your goal weight?
My highest weight on record was 315 lbs. and right now I weigh 260. I would ultimately like to get down to
2. What is your #1 motivation for losing weight?
Health reasons. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and prescribed a CPAP machine.
3. Have you always been overweight?
I have struggled with my weight my entire life. There have been periods where it was somewhat controlled but it was during my teen years when I went to weight loss camp. I have been obese or morbidly obese my whole adult life.
4. When you want to give up, what keeps you motivated?
Keeping my eye on the prize. Knowing I have made some major progress. Seeing others achieve their WL goals.
5. What is the #1 thing you are looking forward to at Goal Weight?
I want to have professional pictures done. Being overweight, I have always avoided cameras and I want to celebrate my new self with pictures galore
6. Do you have support on your WL Journey?
I am blessed to have a good support system regarding my WL. Everyone has encouraged and complimented me along the way. Of course, you blog readers are an integral part of my success thus far as well.
7. What is your favorite exercise?
I love to dance! Zumba or any other form of dancing makes me want to shake my booty J
8. What is the most important thing you have learned on your WL Journey?
That progress is a good thing and perfection is not achievable. No one is perfect and expecting perfection is a recipe for disaster and disappointment.
9. What is one thing that you have given up that you miss?
10. What is your strategy for losing weight?
I am using the bodybugg to track my calories and activities. Having that data helps me make better choices. My goal currently is to achieve a 1,000 calorie deficit daily.
Until next time...