Monday, August 12, 2013
I've been at 142 for a while and noticed that I was started to get discouraged. Sometimes it seems that my weightloss journey is a bit of emotional rollercoaster - excited one day and discouraged the next. According to the BMI charts for shortys, my healthy weight is 98 to 132 and I was starting to get impatient with myself. So instead of beating myself up or doing something dumb like starving myself - I decided to write down all the NSVs I experienced this year instead.
I don't get out of breath walking up stairs. I can now run upstairs.
I don't have to wait 5 minutes to catch my breath before going into a meeting so I don't sound like a prank caller.
I actually enjoy exercise and can keep up with the Insanity program.
I can get in and out of a kayak with a small bit of grace.
My balance has improved, I am stronger and I have gained muscle.
I am no longer in the obese BMI category.
I don't have any clothes tags that say XL anymore.
I can go into child's pose and my stomach isn't in the way.
My pants don't roll down when I sit down (that is one of the most annoying things about having a belly!)
I don't feel hungry all the time.
I don't worry about someone watching me eat or saying something to me about eating.
I don't snore - that's actually so awesome because I was so loud that I used to wake myself up.
I feel better, my angina's gone, my cholesterol is down, and my skin looks better.
I can play with the grandkids, hike with my friends, and kayak with my husband.
I can't let that number be the only thing that defines my success.