So now that I am in my 3rd solid month of doing this I am finally starting to see the changes and so is everybody else.. I have to wear my baggy clothes cuz for now that is all I have...Or so I thought, when I started to gain weight I started to put clothes away cuz they just didn't fit right or just plain looked AWFUL on me..So me being the little pack rat I am put them in the back of the closet and forgot they were even there..Yesterday my husband Woodrow was in the closet and started pulling out stuff and when he was done he handed me a workout jacket that I haven't worn in more then 2 years.. I was so happy when I put it on and it was a little big on me!! then later that evening I notice some shirts and pants that I hadn't even thought of in 3 years and what do you know..THEY FIT!!! what a great feeling that is..First that they fit and second that I didn't have to go shopping just yet!! ..I have never really known what it was like to lose weight the healthy way. I have always trusted that I was active enough that it would just come off sooner or later ( my first lie to myself) or I would try dumb "Diets" that promise miracles ( lie #2 to myself).. I feel so proud everyday that I go to the gym or for my walks with my walking buddies because I am doing this the right way..Exercise, eating right & hard work..I want to live a healthy lifestyle not "DIET" for the rest of my life..I am so PROUD of myself for all the hard work and effort I have put in to myself the last 3 months that I just want to shout it from the top of my lungs!!
With that said I have run into a little issue...MY WEDDING RING..it is finally too big for me and that has NEVER happened to me in my life..I don't want to get it sized yet and I want to wear it still..I have heard that there are bands out there you can put on the back of your ring to keep it from slipping and some one said to wrap thread around the back. Not sure about that one. But I just don't know what to do?? I can't go without my wedding ring, but I don't want to lose it either. I wear it on my middle finger in the pool, but before too long it won't fit there either..Just wondering what others have done for this issue!! . Thanks for listening my Spark buddies. You are the Best Support I have and you never let me down!! So thank you all for being my Support & Encouragement everyday!! You are more a BLESSING in my life then you'll ever know!!
Well this will be the first solid week of Water Aerobics..I have a workout buddy that needed a partner to go 3 days a week, so I became that person..Happily!! With that said I also got some financial help so I can go to the Y..(where we do the water aerobics) YAY!! and I also now have 2 walking buddies!!! See what happens when you put yourself out there, people just want to join in!! I say the more the merrier!! It's so much more fun when you have people to talk with on your walks!!
With the good comes the bad..Last week my car's clutch died :( So walking has become more a part of my life then I thought.. Thank goodness I was already walking or the jump in miles might have really hurt!! We have a van but it needs a hose fixed and it's a gas guzzler and with gas prices these days we are going to fix it but only use it for but errands!! I really don't want to pay those gas prices!!
Easter was good..Thank goodness for small baskets..In years past we would go out and buy pounds of candy to fill 1 hugh basket..Not this year!! I didn't want all the junk in the house so a small prefilled basket with a few extras just for my daughter and a small bag of Jelly beans for my husband!! Easter complete!! I was able to stay away from the junk and for the first time in 2 1/2 months I ate dinner with my family real food not from a box..YAY ME!! I was able to not only stay in my calorie range but I was under some!! 1 small Victory!! I 'm really proud of myself (candy is my weakness) so to make it through a candy holiday is HUGH FOR ME!! GO ME!!
Thanks for listening to me babble but if I don't babble to you my spark buddies then who can I babble at!! So thanks again for helping me become this me!!
I am very Thankful today for my weight loss..I feel like for the first time I am getting my life and my weight under control.. I like who I see in the mirror again.. I know that as I lose more & more weight that losing weight each weigh in will get harder & harder but it is a challenge I now look forward too! So today I am very thankful for all that I have lost and all that I will lose..I am Thankful for all the wonderful support my spark buddies lend to me when I need it and for all there encouraging words!! You guys will never really know just how much you all inspire me as well!! So today is my day of THANKS!!! THANK YOU ALL!!
So I am wondering what April has in store for me..I am starting to feel real good about my walking and I am starting to feel like I have a runner in me...I try to run at least 1 of my laps when I walk at the park..However they are only half of a lap right now, but every time I do it I get a little further each time..It's a start right!!?? I took some pictures of myself today ( see my photos ) they were the scariest pictures of myself I have ever taken or published , but I'm so glad I did cuz I got to see that all this hard work is paying off!! For me that is HUGH!! You see the numbers on the scale but to really see it working is priceless!!
I'm beginning to get excited about my health..For the first time I'm not just wishing to be thin I'm making it happen..No pills or powders, just hard work done all by me!! My wedding ring slips on & off now..no more tugging..I have more room in the shower ( so very cool) I'm shaving my legs with ease again..another small victory!! I know that temptation is everywhere but losing this weight feels so much better then any temptation EVER COULD!! and for me a food addict that is AMAZING!! So thank you for taking the time to read a little bit more about me and my weight loss journey!!
So I have worked very hard this month..I am eating right, exercising daily, and tracking everything.. I am so proud to say that this morning when I got on that scale I was 274.2...WHAT!! I am now 26lbs down from where I started at 300lbs!! I am now the skinniest I have been since I can remember. It feels so good to lose this weight and I can't wait to see what I look like come summer time in my swim suit (the 1 piece of clothing I HATE)..Thank you SparkPeople for Helping me find my SPARKLE!!