Sunday, January 13, 2013
I realized today while posting on another Sparker's blog that even though I hadn't thought of it before, 56 pounds down is kind of a milestone for me. The most weight that I have ever lost before was 55.8 pounds before falling off the wagon and eventually regaining all that weight, plus more.
Although, when I lost 55.8 pounds before, I was at a substantially lower weight than I am at now, I am still excited about hitting 56 pounds down. Mainly because I am still super motivated about my weight loss journey! I am ready to blow my previous record out of the water!!
And to make things even better, I went to a friend's son's birthday party today and received several really nice compliments, including that I looked like I had lost another person, that I looked like a new person, and when I shook my head (I was feeling self conscious at this point), my friend's hubby said, "No seriously! You have lost so much weight!" And later, when my friend showed me a picture of myself my senior year of high school and I said I would never look like that again, someone said,"No, you're definitely getting there!" It sure made my day/week/month! I seem to have forgotten just how big I had gotten because I don't think there is all that much difference, but apparently it is noticeable to others.
Another bit of excitement this week was when I had to squeeze through a gap in front of my Anatomy and Physiology class. I looked at the gap and braced myself for the embarrassment of jostling the overhead as I went by. Imagine my surprise when I went right through and didn't even touch the overhead or the table. Woo hoo!
Here's to getting the next 51 pounds off and beginning my life as a healthy person who doesn't worry about things like going to a party and being judged for being the biggest person in the room. Or being the only girl in the family who didn't get a particular article of clothing for Christmas because they don't make them in plus sizes.
Things seem to be slowing down for me as far as weight loss goes, but I am still super excited to keep going! And at least I'm getting to a point where I don't feel quite so uncomfortable in my own skin!