Friday, March 16, 2012
This is my Easter dress. I ordered it yesterday. Since starting Sparkpeople in August, I have changed in so many ways. I feel as young and pretty as this dress.
August 1, 2011 I weighed 301 pounds. March 12,2012 I weighed 267.2-34 pounds gone. It is not fast, but it is permanent. With the help of my beloved husband, I have changed my life.
I exercise everyday. More importantly, I have found Cardio that I can do everyday without pain. I have gone from a good day being 2500 steps to over 10,000 steps everyday. Yesterday was my best yet-over 18,000 steps.
Water-I drink it at least 8 cups per day-usually 9 and trying to reach 12.
Food-we eat at home most days-and when we do eat out it is planned-not just picked up because we haven't shopped or are too tired to cook. We plan out our dinners a week at a time and keep a constant supply of the foods we eat for breakfast and lunch. Fresh spinach and Greek yogurt are always in our fridge.
Clothing wise-I have gone from a snug 26-28 to a 22 and able to squeeze into a pair of size 20 chinos. I have made the choice to no longer buy merely functional clothing, but to gradually build a wardrobe of truly beautiful clothing. My Easter dress is the first piece of my new wardrobe. I have created a wishlist at the shop and plan to buy at least on e new outfit per month.
I have learned to reward myself for progress and not look for perfection. The all or nothing attitude always gets me into trouble. My Charm Bead Bracelet helps keep me focused and keeps me from getting discouraged. It is a visible and tactile reminder of what I have already accomplished.
I have cheekbones and dimples again and gradually my face is becoming heart shaped-not round. I have found the makeup look that I like using a youtube video and bought the makeup and tools I needed to achieve it. I have found the look I like best for my hair -a Cleopatra style look soften with a tapered back. I love the way my locs frame my face with this look.
Spark On! We Got This!