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GO ME!!! In a big way!

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.
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  • v MOMMYOF2RN
    Way to Go! 50 pounds gone is an Awesome feeling...Keep up the hard work! emoticon
    1255 days ago
  • v KA_JUN
    Dude, 50lbs is no joke, awesome job, well done!

    Really happy to hear that you're really feeling the benefits and reaping the rewards of your hard work! Keep it up!

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    1255 days ago
  • v CAGMUAHFO2
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    50lbs is a lot of weight to lose!! You are doing an AMAZING job!! I am positive you will be under 250 by your birthday!! You have so much dedication to living a healthy lifestyle!!

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    1255 days ago
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