When I could make it the "first" 1/2 mile of my walk without having to take a break. Today, I do 4 miles without a break, and love it!
Fitness Minutes: (43,552)
6/21/12 7:37 A
Right now, it would be each hill I master on my bicycle (and we have lots of hills here), but during the weight loss portion of the journey, two come to mind: 1 - the day I suddenly realized in the shower that I was not leaning against or holding onto anything while washing the bottom of my right foot. I was so surprised that I had to immediately switch and try it with the left foot to see if my balance was really that good. 2 - the day I was dressing for a job interview and (though I'd tried everything on the week before) not even one pair of dress slacks fit. I had to make a quick stop before the interview to buy a pair so that I wouldn't have to worry about sagging (or tripping, catching my heel in them & pulling them off, showing undies, etc.) Still searching for a job, but feeling better than I have in decades!
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6/21/12 7:36 A
being able to walk uphill as fast as I had been walking on the flat without having to slow down or gasping like a beached fish (a little bit breathless, but still chatting - great).
I would have to say the best was when my 15 yr old daughter said "I'm so proud of you"! the second was when I went thru my closet and gave away many green trash bags of fat clothes. Now, having said that, I am half way till goal. This post is a great reminder of all losing weight has to offer.
6/21/12 7:28 A
Holding up a size 6 skirt and feeling amazed that I fit into it. It looks like one of my daughter's when she was a teenager. Feeling the same thing when I pull my jeans out of the dryer. Can these be MINE?!
“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living on a small piece of land...” - Abraham Lincoln
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew." - St. Francis de Sales
Fitness Minutes: (144,402)
5,999 6/21/12 7:23 A
Fitting into size 8 jeans and learning to love to run!
*Cold Run for Warm Meals 2.5 miles 3/9/2014 *Klompen Classic 5k 4/30/2014 32:57 *Dam to Dam Half Marathon 5/31/2014 2:33:55 *Firecracker 5k 7/6/2014 (ran 31:23) *IMT DM PFG 5k Race 10/19/2014 3.14 miles 29:37 *Living History Farms Off Road Race 7.09 miles 11/22/14 (1:39:11) *Ugly Sweater Run 12/6/2014 2.87 miles 29 min *Dam to Dam Half Marathon 5/30/2015 2:27:38 *Firecracker 5k 6/27/15 3.12 miles 31:19
Fitness Minutes: (39,228)
6/21/12 7:18 A
muscle in arm, waist and leg. looking good when wear dress.
Fitness Minutes: (230)
6/21/12 7:16 A
It would definitely have to be that I was actually able to button my pants without lying down on the bed. :-)
6/21/12 7:16 A
Noticing for the first time that my legs don't cover the whole seat in the car any more. There is actually some space between them now!
So far, I have two. The first buying a new swimsuit that is TWO SIZES SMALLER than last years swimsuit! I was just so excited that it fit and looked good! The second was when my teenage daughter told me that I was looking skinny!
I still have a way to go on this journey, but now I can see that I have gone down the right fork in the road! (No pun intended.)
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane! - JB.
fitting into a bra I had not been able to wear for a long time - and it was almost new....
seeing that v shape of your collar bone ....just below the chin.....its only slightly visible yet...but its there...and soon I will be able to see it clearly.
at WW'ers one of the ladies told me a member she knew went to her doctor wondering what the hard things were on either side of her hips - she had not seen them in many many years - the doctor laughed and hugged her and said...those are your hip bones....
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."
Norman Vincent Peale ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.
- Norman Vincent Peale
"worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed'
Church Billboard in Colora
Fitness Minutes: (3,732)
6/21/12 7:11 A
Mine would be seeing muscles flexing as I move throughout the day, not just when I am trying to flex them. I have never been able to see my muscles before.
Fitness Minutes: (77,772)
6/21/12 7:10 A
When there was an actual gap between my thighs when I walked or stood straight. And a lot less boils on the inner thighs from all the workouts I've done over the years!
Friends are like bras -- close to the heart and there for support.
The first time I ran a mile without stopping! It took 4 months of run-walking to finally be able to really run for 11.5 minutes without taking a walk break. And that 1 mile led to two, and then to my first 5k, which led to a love of running, which led to TWO half marathons and a whole NEW LIFE!
It's amazing how one small victory led to so many others....
"If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everybody would do it. It's the hard that makes it great."
6/21/12 6:57 A
Knowing that every EVERYTHING in my closest fits.
Fitness Minutes: (56,906)
134 6/21/12 6:57 A
Having to buy new pants because the others were falling off!
“There will be times when it’s tough going and you’ll question whether you can do it or not. There will be times when it seems fruitless and there’s absolutely no progress whatsoever. That’s when you take a deep breath, dig down deep, and persevere.”―Nancy Sathre-Vogel "Fiddle Dee Dee. Tomorrow is another day!"Scarlett O'Hara "Never give up! Never Surrender!" Captain Jason Taggart ("GalaxyQuest")
Fitness Minutes: (151,383)
6,917 6/21/12 6:55 A
When I tried on clothes and could wear a size 12 again. In the dressing room, I said "Yes!" When I came out, my husband said "I bet I know what you said".
Fitness Minutes: (51,498)
6/21/12 6:47 A
When I found that the jeans which were tight before did not show any muffin tops this time around when I zipped it up!! Yeah! yeah!
I reached my goal weight last year and gain some of it back... but I will get back there soon! My recent non-scale victory is completing my leg (19.5 km) of the Cabot trail relay last May with my unit. I am a runner - and let me tell you that this event was a challenge! For more details - check my blogs at: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal. asp?id=juliabelanger&abepu=true
Sparks helped me tracked my progress and I got a lot of encouragement/motivation from my sparkfriends and Sparkteam! Cheers. Julia
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
Fitness Minutes: (10,309)
209 6/21/12 6:06 A
Seeing my collar bone and having people tell me how great I look.
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