Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I just put on my workout clothes and sat down to tie my shoes. I slipped the shoe on and brought my foot up to the edge of the chair, my knee almost to my chin, and tied my shoe. I repeated with the other foot. WOW........ Eight months ago, I struggled to tie my own shoes....sitting on the bed, with my leg bent sideways doing most of it by feel. Now I tie my shoes without even thinking about it......I can even bend at the waist and reach my feet to tie them, STANDING UP!
Everyday tasks are so much easier now.....I can't imagine how much better I'll feel when I reach my goal!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Yesterday I went for my first haircut since I started my new lifestyle. I had the best experience ever. While I love having my hair washed, cut and styled, I used to hate having to look at myself the whole time. Once the drape was on I always saw a huge blob with a pudgy head sticking out. I tried closing my eyes the whole time but that's rude so I would focus on anything so I didn't have to look at myself.
Yesterday I saw a new person and smiled for the whole hour. I saw smaller shoulders before the drape went on and I didn't look like a blob! I saw a thinner neck and face.....no more pudgy head! I didn't worry that Kat, the stylist, would break her leg when she had to pump the chair up a little higher. When I walked out of the shop I held my head a little higher and kept my shoulders back. I walk with confidence now!
What do you view differently now that you are thinner and more fit?
Monday, August 30, 2010
All of my life I've been behind the camera....the family historian. I hate having my picture taken. What a mistake!
I am now 55 years old and and can find very few pictures of myself. I lost my mother, mother-in-law and father-in-law in a thirteen month period five years ago. Preparing for the memorial services and looking through old pictures, reliving great times with the people I love made me realize that someday my children won't have pictures of me to jog old memories. I have done myself and my family a disservice by always staying behind the camera.
Of course it's hard to see myself at my highest weight or not at my best but I realized that my family doesn't see me as huge or not at my best. They see the woman, mother, daughter they love. When I look at pictures of my friends here on Sparkpeople, I see people of all kinds with so many wonderful qualities and so much to offer. Yes, in a side by side picture after losing 150 pounds I do see a large and a small person but that is what I'm meant to see. Otherwise, I just see the person I'm getting to know.
So, have pictures taken with your family.......at the amusement park, at family celebrations, on vacation.....anywhere a camera happens to pop up. Your family will treasure them. Have those pictures taken now while you are young. It's wonderful to occasionally take a trip down memory lane
Saturday, August 28, 2010
It's been a great week! I've been stuck in the high 180's for a couple of weeks, losing and gaining the same 2 pounds. This morning I was 186.5.......I've lost 75 pounds since I started this journey and I'm determined to never find those pounds again!
Yesterday I walked 8.5 miles....my longest walk yet and my pedometer showed over 25,000 steps! Who knew I would come to love walking so much that my day isn't complete without at least a short walk. I've noticed that walking is an almost a painless activity now. When I first started my hips and legs ached so badly that most mornings I wanted to turn around and go home. Now I can't wait to see the steps pile up.
Everyday it's a little easier to make the right choices for my health and future. Being here at Sparkpeople is the best thing ever........Everything I need is here: support, a place to log just about everything, education, friends, points , encouragement.......I could go on & on.
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