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I lost a Munchkin

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Well, I now only have 20 pounds to reach the century mark! Hmmm, maybe I can reach the century mark by going on a century bike ride this summer! That would be pretty sweet. I had 3 people stop me in the last 2 days to ask how I have done it. I am making sure to get the sparkpeople website out there. It is changing my life slowly and still can’t believe it is free. Actually it is changing it fast in some respects. I never thought I would be this far along this quickly. I have slowed some and now instead of it coming off a pound or so a day seemingly, it is going in increments. I will drop 2 pounds in 3-4 days. Which is still about 4lbs/week.

I am actually thinking I may be getting close to dropping a size soon. My pants are feeling looser and the ones I thought we fitted weird actually feel pretty comfy now if not loose. I will probably still wait a few weeks to go out looking at clothes and trying new stuff on, except for shorts. I need shorts desperately. My favorite ones from last year fell off when I tried them on. I am saving those babies though. If nothing else they will be a reminder of where I started.

Ha, here is one I just remembered. I had my 9 year old step on the scale. She has noticed the changes in my losing weight and also has been hearing me talk about it with other people. It’s a fine line, I don’t want her thinking she is overweight and she seems proportionate to me. But she was struggling to get a grasp of how much I have lost. So, I told her to get on the scale. She did and weighs in at 74ish pounds. So, I said do the math. At that point I had lost 76. So she looks at me and says, if I lost as much weight as you, I would be negative! I said yep, I am no longer carrying around a Munckin, It is amazing. I have lost more weight than my daughter weighs. I could theoretically go backpacking and not notice wearing a huge pack. I know one thing, I will not miss it. I will be loving it next time I climb a hill on my bike.

On my walking Tuesday I noticed I was walking at a much faster pace than I have in years. I have these ideas of how fast I should be going doing different things. On a bike I always shoot for a 15 mph average. While walking I always shoot for 4 mph. Driving is a certain speed on the highway and city. Well you get the idea. Walking the other day I actually averaged about 4.3 mph. I haven’t hit a speed like that walking in years.

Ah well, I am just sort of amazed by my progress and hope to keep it up. Although like I told a friend, this is the second time I have really lost a lot of weight like this. So I am getting good at the losing part, I need to figure out how to keep it off this time.
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  • HILLSLUG98239
    Good job!

    1772 days ago
    emoticon How great that must feel.. emoticon for you Dad..

    I love riding also.. but hills and I aren't friends yet.. I am shooting for 50 miles in the HHH 100 this year.. I did 25 miles last year.. I can do hills but I don't embrace them quite yet.. I will when I loose a munchkin !! But really Great for you ... Go buy some shorts.. emoticon
    1772 days ago
    That's awesome! I suggest holding onto one pair...that way you will never go back. I kept one pair of jeans so that when I'm down to my goal I can take a picture holding them out from my stomach and be able to see the huge gap. You are doing so great...I'm happy for you!
    1773 days ago
  • TXTOAD9970
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    1773 days ago
    How exciting!!!!! emoticon emoticon
    1773 days ago
    Wow! Very inspiring! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1773 days ago

    Maybe the key is in thinking about what your daughter will learn from watching you...
    1773 days ago
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