Monday, June 01, 2009

weigh-in day


happy monday, friends. its been a great weekend for me, enjoying annual conference, celebrating pentecost, and attending (and leading) a retirement dinner for my senior pastor.
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*big sigh of relief*
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today is also a special day. for the past several months i've been participating in a little competition called "milinovich biggest loser," in which i have been competing against my mom and my two sisters to see who could lose the most weight. while i haven't been as intense about it as some of the other competitors, i have worked at it. and today is weigh-in day. i have already conceded victory to others, but i am very satisfied with my own progress: i have lost 20 pounds.
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actually, what makes me most satisfied is that i lost that weight earlier in the competition, and then, over the last 6 weeks i have not been so intense about it. and yet i really didn't gain any weight. this shows me that i made some real sustainable change in my life. i have made some small changes that have made a difference, and this in turn has made me a healthier individual. i hope to lose some more weight once i make it across this plateau, but for today i am proud of my accomplishments so far.

3 comments:

Erin said...

greg,
i'd be interested to hear what the small changes were... i'm always looking for ways to help the hubby trim down...

greg. said...

erin, nothing major. i started eating smaller portions most of the time. i started eating more vegetables. i heavily cut down on my post-dinner eating. and i exercised a little- and i stress little. but i am really happy with all of this because my mentality is that i want this to be a marathon, not a sprint. i know i could have committed to more exercise and more intense diet restrictions for a short time, but i want to make long lasting change.

Crafty P said...

that is awesome! way to go!