Sunday, October 16, 2011
As much as I try NOT to get all wrapped up in that number on the scale, I'm terminal - it'll never happen. A big butt equates with other big body parts and I am ecstatic when I can button a blouse or get a pair of jeans up, zipped and buttoned without laying on the bed. I have to drop pounds to have those victories.
My first victory after beginning The 17-Day Diet was a drastic, really drastic, drop in my cholesterol levels. On the 31st day of this cleaner way of eating, my cholesterol fell from an overall reading of 247 to 179. My ldl fell from 147 to 74. My wonderful hubby was taken off his blood pressure meds. A remarkable non-scale victory coupled with my 17.6# loss for those first 31 days.
Another benefit of dropping some serious fat pounds . . . . being able to get my wedding ring back on my hand. I quit wearing it over 10 years ago, as it needs repair.
I will be getting this repaired now that I can get this gorgeous piece of jewelry back on my hand without having FAT fingers. My son tells me that I need to update my avatars and profile pictures, so he was happy to snap a few shots of me as I quilted. I am always telling him to quit fiddling with his hair - looking at the photo, I can see where the habit originated. Had I not 'fiddled' I wouldn't have such a pretty shot of my wedding ring. It may be the last shot of my hair this long as I hope to get a new do before we go to Boston.
Instead of non-scale victories, I'd like to see them as sought-after side effects. Others include:
More restful sleep
Limited INSANE carb/sugar cravings
Getting into clothes I made that were too small from the get-go (Like the suit I made to wear to my daughters wedding. The skirt was too short because my butt was too big.)
I still have goals to reach and some of them are changing, but I plod on. The bottom line - it still comes down to that number on the scale. Especially where my knees are concerned.
Here's to YOU,
and to me.
Thanks for dropping by!