Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I weigh myself every morning when I get up. I was in a program before spark people where we had to do that, now it's a habit. I got on this morning like usual and saw I had lost a pound. Good news! After several hours it finally dawned on me that pound put me at 60 pounds lost since April 2009! WOW! I was shocked to realize it even though I knew I was close. I just hadn't given it much thought.
I told the elderly man I care for in the evenings that I had lost a total of 60 pounds. He made me laugh when he asked how my clothes fit! I told him that, "no, I've gone down 5 sizes and have a whole new wardrobe that my husband was very kind to provide me with." He was so encouraging and said, "Well, you earned it! My gosh, girl 60 pounds!! He made me laugh again when he asked if I was weak. No chance! I've full of life now more than anytime in my adult life.
I have found a lifestyle of being more active that suits me. Last weekend I went to a ball. It was so much fun to dress up in a formal gown and dance with my dear husband. I hadn't been to a formal dance since I attended my senior prom! I would not have gone without losing a good amount of weight and building up my stamina so that I could keep up with the dances. It was marvelously fun! We're already planning to attend the fall ball.
This journey has had some very unexpected blessings! Spark people and the friends I've met her are at the top of the list! Thank you to all who have encouraged me, you've made such a great impact in my life! I am so blessed!