Saturday, May 18, 2013
Where does the time go? When I started blogging on SparkPeople, I thought I would post something every day … no. Every week then? Um … no. So I changed to a monthly blog post, feeling almost certain I could check in at the end of the month. Ha! Seems I can’t even keep up with monthly … I’ve lost track of most of my SparkFriends and have settled into a routine comprised mostly of tracking food and fitness, earning SparkPoints by playing trivia and taking polls, etc. Getting back to blogging has been lost in the shuffle.
While I did NOT reach my ultimate goal of 120 by my 59th birthday, it did not minimize my enthusiasm for my trip to the DC area to visit my DB and his SO. We had such a wonderful time with the two of them, taking in a number of the sights and in so doing, walking my little legs off!!! We were busy doing something every day we were there. I managed to do what all of us hope for – I lost weight while on vacation! Yippee!!! My DB’s reaction to the 70 lb difference in me since he saw me four years ago was PRICELESS!!!
Now that I’m back from that vacation, I’m looking forward to my next trip. We’re headed to a little town outside Nashville over the 4th of July to visit DH’s family. They haven’t seen me in about 20 months, so they are in for a shock as well. I’m much smaller than I’ve been during 22½ years of marriage. They will likely not know or recognize the new me. LOL!
I’m back to my losing ways, albeit slowly. I’m into new numbers – finally! I saw 139 on the scale earlier this week. It feels so good to be out of the 140’s. Time seemed to stand still for a while as I worked through the 140’s.
During a recent shopping trip I purchased a couple of size 14 dresses for church services. The weight loss really shows. Dressing up feels amazing and I’m so very pleased to be wearing something besides pants and polo shirts for a change. My self-esteem just got a huge kick in the butt from these two new dresses.
Life is good and I consider myself blessed to be enjoying my last year in the 50’s before turning 60 next May. My goal of 120 is in sight and I’m in the homestretch now. Whenever I make it will be fine with me. Just know that I WILL MAKE IT!