Friday, March 16, 2012
Since I'm within a pound of being halfway to my goal weight, I wanted to write down a few things I've noticed along the way, before I forget about them.
5lbs down - my feet stopped hurting. I used to wake up every morning with terrible foot pain. After dropping 5lbs, the foot pain disappeared.
10lbs down - my post pregnancy pants don't fit anymore. Because they're too big. I weigh less than I did when I got pregnant :) I fit into my pre-pregnancy skinny pants.
My mom called me skinny.
17lbs down - I swear my sense of smell is getting stronger. Is that even possible? Food smells better/more intense and things are starting to taste better too. Is this my imagination?
I've also realized I can't even remember the last time I had heartburn. I used to get it all the time, and I honestly can't remember when I last had it.
I keep thinking about running. I really want to start running, but I'm not willing to go in the dark, and between child-minding and daylight hours, that pretty much just leaves the weekend. I'm going to take this up soon.
My mom joined SP and dropped 20lbs her first month. I'm a little envious but way more inspired by her success and the changes she's making.
20lbs down - I'm starting to crave vegetables. French fries used to be my weakness. I LOVE french fries. I don't even think about them anymore. You know what I do think about? Cabbage. I freaking love cabbage right now. Gross right? I just shred it up and add a tiny bit of light mayo and a tiny bit of garlicky oil and vinegar, and I can eat gallons of this stuff.
I don't feel bad riding my horses anymore.
My husband's losing weight too. He's not even on here but apparently what I'm doing is rubbing off on him. He's lost about 10 lbs.
My husband told me I have chicken legs. I took it as a compliment. :)
25lbs down - I'm surprised to find I'm actually enjoying the journey. I'm motivated by little things...like getting more fitness minutes each week, or switching more of my calories to fruits and veggies, or (I swear someday I will get here!) meeting my protein and water quotas every day. I'm less concerned about what the scale says or what my final weight will be. I'm also quite certain now that I WILL reach my goal. That's come as a surprise to me too. It always seemed like wishful thinking, but now I'm confident I'll get there. I can totally do this.
25lbs was also the most I was ever able to lose before (on Weight Watchers). I had to pay to lose that weight, and that was as far as I got. I'm not worried about getting past that number this time. I've done this on my own, for free, with tools that will (hopefully) always be available to me. I've changed my lifestyle, I eat what I want, and I don't have to count points.
I can comfortably wear the smallest pair of pants I own. I couldn't even slide them on when I started on Sparkpeople. My skinny jeans are falling off and I need to go shopping because soon I won't have anything to wear.
I can't imagine what I'll look like another 25 lbs lighter. It seems like I'll be way too thin, and I'm thinking about maybe adjusting my goal weight higher so I don't look weird.
I love how toned my arms look.
And I really want to write sparkpeople a big fat love letter because it's changing my life.