Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    LEEDDSD   5,302
SparkPoints
4,000-5,499 SparkPoints
 
 
Just At A Loss

Sunday, October 07, 2012

I can't even describe what I am feeling right now. When I first started this journey, my goal was just to lose 10% of my starting weight. That was 32 lbs. I did not know if I could even lose 32 lbs. That seemed like an awful lot amount to lose.

I had lots of ups and downs. Was even horribly embarrassed last month because I couldn't hardly ride any rides at six flags because I didn't even fit in the rides. I have struggled just even trying to walk 4/10 of a mile for several months. Would I ever be able to lose 32lbs.

I even went through weeks were I would gain and lose the same 5 and 6 lbs. I was getting so discouraged. Then I asked someone that I knew who walked if they would like a walking buddy. This was very out of character for me. I was really surprised when this person gladly invited me along for the walks. Since then things have changed.

The first time we walked together, I walked 2 miles. I felt like I was going to throw up on the 2nd mile but I made it. My walking buddy told me that she thought I would just do 1 mile, and was just shocked when I did 2 miles. Well here I am 3 weeks later, and I am walking 6 miles now each time. That just blows my mind because I have not done this type of activity level since I was 19 yrs old, and I am now 39 . . . soon to be 40. When I was 19, I was doing 4 miles at a time. It was a walking/running combo, mostly running. So as you can see this just really has shocked me.

Well if that was not all. There was more. I weighed in today, and I wanted to just cry. Not only did I hit my 32 lb weight loss goal but I surpassed it. I lost a total of 33.2 lbs. I am just sitting here crying as I write because four months ago, I didn't even think this was possible. Four months ago, I could barely walk 4/10's of a mile. Now here I am walking six miles.
One month ago, I was horribly embarrassed by my body because I couldn't fit in hardly any of the rides at six flags. Today, it doesn't matter because there will be another day for six flags.

I can't even put into words what I feel. Four months ago, my BMI was 53.28 and I was classified as Super Obese. Today my BMI is 47.75 and I am now classified as Morbidly Obese. That may not seem exciting to some but for me that is exciting because I am going down on the obese spectrum. Four months ago, my total measurements were 427 inches. Today those measurements were 399.5 and I have lost a total of 27.5 inches.

So in celebration of reaching my goal I went for a six mile walk. I set a new 10% goal to lose of my current weight which is 28.7 lbs. I also have been wanting a new phone, so that is going to be my reward for losing my 1st 10%.

SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MIDROAD 10/8/2012 9:30AM

    Gosh, that's so amazing! I am so glad for you!
Thanks so much for sharing that!
Best wishes as your journey continues!

emoticon

Jeannie

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAKAROO 10/8/2012 6:23AM

    Congrats!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BAMAROSE 10/7/2012 9:08PM

  Wow! Great job! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAGGIEVAN 10/7/2012 7:44PM

    You are an inspiration and proof that once one set your mind to achieve something it can be done. Congrats and just keep on keeping on.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KNYAGENYA 10/7/2012 7:35PM

    Congrats! I am so proud of you and your accomplishments. If you need a spark buddy I am up for the challenge. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KYLIESCHELLE 10/7/2012 7:33PM

    Congratulations on surpassing your goal. You must be ecstatic! Best wishes as you continue on to lose another 10%.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by LEEDDSD