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: (43,402)
137 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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8 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.
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?!
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.)
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....
Fitness Minutes: (3,732)
1 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: (74,322)
3,360 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!
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....
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
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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