Monday, September 12, 2011
I set some very specific goals for myself long, long ago that I wanted to accomplish by reaching 135. I'm finally there! Let's see how I did. :)
I want to:
*feel smooth (no lumps and bumps)
--Well, I still have some lumps and bumps, but not EVERYWHERE..just one or two trouble spots like every normal human lol
*be able to play for a long time with my daughters without getting winded
--not a problem! I actually raced my 9 year old this summer and (almost) won. lol I would have never dreamed of even jogging 10 ft. 4 years ago sadly enough.
*enjoy taking my dog, Jack for a walk
--unfortunately, I don't have Jack anymore, but I walk almost every day...and I definitely enjoy it!
*not be self-concious constantly
--this is WAY better, but something I'll probably always struggle with.
*have my rings fit
--they fit! I actually wear a size smaller
*have fun swimming (not dread it)
--I swam a TON this summer, and loved every second. I love the water!
*not have to shop in the plus-size section
--this has been over for awhile, but I definitely still remember how that felt. I love having my options open up.
*be better able to enjoy the outdoors
--no doubt about it, I'm venturing further, doing more things, not worrying about how I'll manage to walk that far or timing my next meal. It feels like freedom
*not get winded climbing stairs
--my gym has all kinds of stairs. Before I would have considered one flight of stairs part of my workout (that's kind of sad, but it's true). Now I jog on the treadmill 45 min. then use the track as a cool-down. lol
*not embarass my kids being the "fat" mom
--no danger of that anymore! My kids are very proud of me. I guess now I'm the hot mom. ;)
*look more professional
--I feel comfortable in any setting, which is a vast difference from where I started. I feel confident and in control in any professional setting
*not feel awkward eating in front of people
--ah, this one is WONDERFUL! It's very freeing to not feel criticized for something as basic as EATING. I know it was my own guilty conscience the whole time, but man, that's a relief not to feel that way.
*feel worthy of beauty treatments and not like they're a waste because I'm fat anyway
--I do! I'm able to relax and enjoy them. I appreciate the results afterwards and even feel pretty. :)
*feel proud of accomplishing weight loss
--I am SO proud of what I've done. Weight loss isn't easy. And it's no one's journey but your own. No one can take credit, and no can can take the blame except YOU. This is MY victory.
*be hot and sexy
--Yup, I am!
*get a new tattoo (and not be embarrassed about someone looking at the rolls on my sides)
--I'm ready to work on my full back piece...and excited to show it off!
*wear a size 8
--Now, I'm working on a size 6!
*be comfortable taking college classes on campus
--I won't let weight or anything else ever stand in my way of doing EVERYTHING I want to accomplish.
*be comfortable taking gym classes
--I feel at ease taking any class that strikes my interest.
*not be too embarrassed to get a bra fitting
--No problem here anymore!
I think the goals I set for myself were good, honest indicators of where I wanted to be. Reviewing them, I'd say: I've come a long way, baby!