Friday, March 22, 2013
I finally made it! Not all the way to my goal. Not even half way to my goal. But dang it, I made it to the 50 pounds lost mark!
Man, I never would have thought that 3 month ago when this accidentally started that I would be here so fast. I was thinking it would be more like June 22. Now it has me hopefully I can be under 250 by my birthday in 3 months.
It feels so awesome to be down these 50 pounds. My legs donít hurt quite so much when I walk. I have had some fun issues with my legs and losing the weight makes them feel much better. I can stand up from chairs much easier. I can bend over and get something off the floor without needing to help balancing or bracing myself on something. I can put my pants on while standing now. I have much more energy even than I did last fall. Part of that is the exercise I am sure.
I have been sleeping much better. I am sure that is in part the exercise and part the loss of weight will help with my sleep apnea. I know that the snoring and blockage when I sleep gets somewhat better when I weigh less. I know I will never be off my CPAP most likely, but hey if it gets better with weight loss I am okay with it not being as bad.
3 months after thinking I was going to need to buy size 48 pants, I am not squeezing in to 44ís. They probably look like skinny jeans on me, but they fit and at this point will only get better. I finally care about how I dress again. No longer just going to the store and buying the first shirt I see that fits. Not that I buy much in the way of clothes. And while I care how I look, I am not a person who spends a whole lot of effort or money to buy really good clothes. Lol
The other thing is finally feel entrenched under the 300 pound mark. Since Saturday I have been worrying that it was a fluke and I would pop back over. I finally feel like it is not going to shoot back over that line. It finally feels real if that makes sense.
There was a time at the beginning where I thought when I hit the 50lbs mark I would celebrate with a dinner and splurge and eat too much. Now, I have no desire to eat a big meal or splurge on something not good for me. I am not saying I will not splurge at times, but my cravings for the cheeseburgers and candy bars is not there. I donít desire to sit down with a large 3-way at my favorite local chili place.
Bottom line is it feels good. It feels like things are finally clicking in to place.