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Monday, December 19, 2011

In my last blog I talked about my frustration with plateaus and my success with maintenance. Today’s entry is about so many things… roller coasters, urge to run, fitting in smaller clothes, and breaking plateaus.

Roller Coasters

I FIT IN THEM AGAIN! I love roller coasters and it has been over 10 years since I last road on one because I didn’t fit. Well I went to Knott’s Berry Farm with my best friend Rachel on Sunday (12/11) and got on all the coasters. I was absolutely humiliated when I tried to ride one and couldn’t get the belt to close, and let me say that I was feeling all sorts of anxiety while waiting in line on the first one I tried (Ghost Rider). To top it off while waiting I watched a couple get off the ride because they didn’t fit and my heart hurt for them and all the pain I felt when I was just like them came flooding back. Then it was my turn to get on and belted in and it FIT!! I was so happy, proud, and relieved. I am not the fat girl anymore.

Urge to Run

Yeah I said it…urge to run. I was walking around the job site and I had this urge to run. Where the hell did that come from? And then I remembered when I was a kid, I ran because it was fun, I ran because we could, I ran just to run and I wanted to RUN! It was strange of course, because fat girls don’t run and they don’t WANT to run. So when I was at Knott’s Berry Farm I talked to Rachel about these urges (LOL) and she said “well let’s run” and we did. We ran for about a block and a half I would guess and it was great. I was out of breath and sweating but it was great. I am not the fat girl anymore.

Fitting in Smaller Clothes

It was cold on Sunday and all my jackets are too big. I swim in most of my cloths these days (not that I am complaining) and nothing matches. I have a older ski jacket that belonged to my Mom, so I was desperate. The jacket that I always ware is a men’s XXL and this one is a women’s XL. Guess what? It fit like a glove. I was shocked. No way did this XL jacket fit. I zipped it up and yup, it fit. I am not the fat girl anymore.

Breaking Plateaus

As I said before I have been in a plateau for a few months and it has been frustrating and discouraging in a way, and although I maintained my success, I am not done yet. I think my old behaviors were creeping back up and I was getting too brave. I was eating more and eating faster and when I did I paid for it. So I went back to the doctor and got another fill. Now my doctor and I thought that maybe I didn’t need the fill six weeks back, but on December 12th I asked for one. I was nervous about it, but it has been the best thing for me. Again, the band has done what I needed it to do SLOW ME DOWN. I have broken the plateau and started to loose again, so far I have lost 6 pounds and that makes me 3 pounds from loosing a total of 100 POUNDS! I am not the fat girl anymore.

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    Wendy.... emoticon emoticon Run Forest.... Run!!!

    I am so happy for you.... emoticon

    2188 days ago
    I can picture you smiling as you typed this blog post - how AWESOME is that, that you can run, enjoy rides, wear new/old clothes, and enjoy life!

    Woo Hoo!!!
    2189 days ago
    Wow...! What SUPER BONUSES you are savoring as the result of your wonderful efforts! Enjoy the pay-off! :-)

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