Sunday, June 17, 2012
Just realized I made 75% of the way to my goal weight. I started this journey on August 24, 2011. I am hoping to reach 100% of my goal by December 2012 which is another 38 pounds. I now have confidence that I can do this!
Every once in a while I find it has helped me to review the nonscale victories on my weight loss journey. Having a record that I can review from time to time has helped me stay on track.
I noticed yesterday how easily I get in and out of my car. This has been true for some time but I didn't really notice it before. I used to have difficulty fitting my belly under the steering wheel and still being able to reach the gas and brake pedals. Now I slip right in with plenty of extra space.
I can get down to sit on the floor and i can get back up. This is a very new development in the last two weeks. I have back and knee problems that have made mobility a challenge for years. Now I can lower myself to the ground and then use my good knee to get back up.
And since I am down on the floor, I have discovered that I can do crunches again!
I went to have lab work done yesterday. When the tech looked at my id photo, she was astonished and very complimentary about my weight loss. She said the person in the photo looks like my mother.
On Friday, my colleague who has seen me every day for 6 years noticed how much more active and able I have become.
I really appreciate the positive comments. They encourage me to keep going.