I am going to challenge myself and see how many days in a row I can work out every day, for at least 30 minutes. Everyone has 30 minutes they can squeeze some exercise in. Whether it's a walk through the neighborhood with my daughter, a run on the treadmill, or a class at the gym. I'm going to do it!
There, I said it out loud... now I have to actually follow through.
I think I can ... I think I can... I think I can...
I changed my ticker today from showing my weight to instead show how many weeks of maintain I have been in. I was shocked when "78 weeks" popped up on my ticker. That seems like forever. I can't believe it. That seriously blows my mind.
I have more motivation now than ever to KEEP GOING!
My eating got off track over the holidays. I went a bit crazy with the oh so yummy starchy and sugary holiday foods that we all love and my weight went up a bit. But I will get it back down. I want to keep going in maintain. It's an awesome feeling. It really is.
I went for my weekly Saturday morning weigh in... almost didn't go because it is a cold, blustery Nebraska morning. I'm so glad I went to weigh in. Mr. Tony (my super program guy) told me I'm on week 25 of maintain and I'M KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK!
I am still in disbelief that I'm actually maintaining my weight. I'm eating the foods I love (just not buckets full LOL!) and exercising every other day and here I am, healthy me.
I'm so happy with this Christmas gift I have given to myself. I still can't believe it, week 25. That's a half a year people! If you could see me, I'm doing cartwheels now LOL!!
I wish you all love, joy, and happiness this holiday season. May you find your way to maintain this year too. I think you can. I THINK YOU CAN! I KNOW YOU CAN!!
My 20 year high school reunion was this past weekend. It was a blast! I didn't set out with the intention of losing weight for the reunion, I lost weight for ME, to be healthy, to be able to keep up with my daughter. But having just lost 40 pounds... it sure was nice timing for the reunion.
I have to say, it was so nice this weekend to go back and see old classmates. Many were overweight and unrecognizable. Many of the boys (now men) had shot up and were so much taller than when we graduated. But then there was me, with my new found curves. Yep, I chose the right clothes to show them off and yeah, it was worth it. I love my new-found curves... and so did a few of the men. One of them asked for my number - and I gave it to him. He called me tonight. We had a very nice talk; we're going to go out to dinner very soon. Hoping to at least learn what it is to date a nice guy after all the crap that I've been through the past few years going through my divorce.
Here are a few pictures:
This was party #1 on Friday night
This was me and two of my old friends from school:
This was Saturday night at party #2 with another old friend
Dancing at the party - my sister is behind me in the black top and white pants
I think I received the ultimate compliment this weekend.
I was told "I honestly had no idea who you were!"
Wow. Why is that so cool? Read on...
My daughter was in dance class last year. I was also 38 pounds heavier. I did not put my daughter in dance this year as I could not afford it because my ex was not paying child support.
My friend's daughter still dances in the same dance studio and her dance recital was Saturday night. My daughter and I went to her dance recital Saturday night. After the recital was over, my daughter wanted to go back stage and find her past teacher and when she did, I said hello and that it was good to see her again. She had this look on her face of "I have no idea who you are." Then my daughter walked up behind me and her teacher's jaw hit the floor and she said, "I honestly had no idea who you were! When I saw your daughter, that's when I knew it was you. You look amazing!"