Here I am in all my glory trying to smile despite the reason for the pics. At least I'm not sad and depressed-however when I saw the pics I wasn't to thrilled with what I was seeing. However, I realize that it's ok. The whole reason I'm here is to change me on the inside AND the outside. To change how I think as it relates to food and that will lead to healthier choices. I don't pretend to think that this will be a fast process. I KNOW it will take some time. But my goal is to keep it up through eating healthier and daily exercise. I WILL DO THIS...one
& one pound at a time! That's why I'm holding those weights and I'm wearing my pseudo swim suit.
I had DH take pics but first we did
. He really hates it-I think. I get very anal about it because I don't want to short myself or find a gain in a month!
LT BICEP: 19 3/4 (ACTUALLY 2ND LINE AFTER 19.5)
LT CALF: 21
LT ABOVE KNEE: 31
LT FULL THIGH: 39
BUTT: 60 (FULLEST PART)
HIPS: 66 (INCLUDING BIGGER RT SIDE)
WAIST: 48 (NO FABRIC)
BUST: 51 (BATHING SUIT TOP)
Besides the normal places I added some different areas I like to measure. Above my knee is a lot of excess "baggage" which ends up causing me knee pain-especially when driving. I also need these notes so I can remember for next month's measurements.
Yesterday was 5/29 which is when we did pics & measurements-2 months before my 39th bday! Earlier in the day my mom gifted me with some cute sandals. Unfortunately, with my weight as it's been, I cannot really wear them-the swelling is not good IMHO. So as an added an incentive, I took a pic of myself not really wearing the sandals so I can also track my progress wearing them.
If I'm capable of making my toenails pretty, I can work on the the rest of my feet and ankles! I want to be able to wear these sandals CORRECTLY by my birthday!
I initially planned to hit the gym this morning but did not. Sleeping in while DD is at Mom's was a too great of an opportunity to give it up. However, I do have exercise planned for today. And I know that DD will probably want to join me!
Remember there that there shouldn't be a
to get the weight off. If we do that, then we gain it back just as quickly. We have to allow for real life and yet not over indulge just because. It's finding that delicate balance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The road will not be easy. But if it's meant to be, it's up me. And with God on my side and my Spark friends, how can I go wrong?
LET'S DO THIS!
LET'S GET FIT & HEALTHY!