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-45 POUNDS AND COUNTING! WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

While volunteering at a local emergency food pantry the other day, one of my co-workers noticed that I had lost quite a bit of weight. She asked how much I had lost and I told her I honestly didn't know. Sounds strange you might think, but I have always looked at the scale or how my clothes fit-not how much I had lost.

Well yesterday, another person asked me the same question. So I figured I might just as well do the math. When I started my lifestyle change journey (about 2 weeks before I joined Spark People) my doctor told me I weighed 231.8 pounds. And how the heck did I let myself get to that 231.8 pounds in the first place. I know that there were many contributing factors and heredity is one.

When I weighed-in on April 4th, I weighed 186.4 pounds. Now I hadn't really thought about the amount of weight in between the 2 numbers. It just wasn't that important to me. What was important is how I felt and how my clothes fit. So yesterday while sitting in the car, I did the actual math. I subtracted the number 3 times before I finally realized that the number I saw was correct. I had lost 45.4 pounds! I know how it happened, but and this may sound strange, but when.

All day I kept thinking about that number - 45.4 pounds. I don't remember looking any different when I looked in the mirror. So yesterday and today, I took a really good look. I noticed that I have a waistline both front and sideways. When did that happen?? And who was that person looking back at me? The one with the suddenly huge grin as I realized "Hey, that's me!" Then I thought "No Way." But yup, there I was.

I am still thinking about the number and it still surprises me. I don't ever want to gain even an ounce of that weight back. That number has made me re-evaluate every bit of my thinking. I like what I am beginning to see. It's still new and I don't think I will really ever get used to that new person in the mirror. But I do know that I will never take that person for granted again. I will take care of that new person to the best of my ability. My body deserves the best I can give it.

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ANNESYLVIA 4/23/2013 4:48PM

    Absolutely fantastic job! Keep up the excellent effort!



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GWINNER1 4/14/2013 8:14AM

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/11/2013 11:43PM

    Well done that is wonderful !

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FUTUREHOPE49 4/11/2013 7:07PM

    Woo Hoo! You are seeing the beautiful new you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hugs Elle x

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RUFFIT 4/11/2013 10:18AM

    Way to Go MaryAnn!! Your body is a temple - cherish it!! Hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LISBETHSALANDER 4/11/2013 9:20AM

    What a great achievement and I admire your ability to not using the scale as the only measure of success. The less weighing I do, the better off I am. I applaud your success and extend my best wishes for your future. Have a great day and a fantastic week.

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AMANDEES76 4/11/2013 1:51AM

    emoticon That is an awesome feeling and now you can have it every time you look in the mirror. My scale doesn't move but people coming up to me and asking me what I am doing lets me know that it is working. emoticon

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ANNEMAC5 4/11/2013 1:49AM

    emoticon on the weight loss

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ALPHAEVE 4/11/2013 12:01AM

    That is fantastic, and really inspiring! I can't wait 'til I can look back at 45 pounds gone forever! You should be super proud!!!!!

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DONNA19711 4/10/2013 10:34PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss.
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MARIANNMC 4/10/2013 10:12PM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful "math problem" you solved!

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SPARKIWINS 4/10/2013 9:57PM

    How wonderful that you've been living your new lifestyle and not obsessing about numbers. What a delightful surprise you had! Congrats on all the hard work and the many choices that you made in getting your special #.
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MOMMY445 4/10/2013 9:57PM

    congratulations! that is fabulous news! woo hoo! way to go!

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