Friday, August 16, 2013
...really kinda hit home for me today.
Since the beginning of the year I've lost 75 pounds, and I am now officially lighter than I've been at anytime in the last 20+ years.
Back in 2006, my sister who finally took her dream trip to the UK brought me back a lovely bit of handcrafted jewelry. A necklace, one that without a major extension, I could not hope to wear. So after making an extension, I wore it a while, but it was a constant reminder of just how heavy I was. It was a bit depressing.
Had no idea what made me think of it, but I dug it out today and wore it, with the extension I'd fashioned seven years ago. But it hung a bit further down my chest than I wanted, so I being the clever type, and having made the extension adjustable, I adjusted it. Which is when it dawned on me, hey, my neck is thinner than it's been in 2 decades, maybe it should fit WITHOUT the extension. Much to my amazement and pleasure, it does!!! Mind it's still a touch snug without any extension, but it does fit. And this bodes really well for the future.
But it also came to me, that 75 pounds, that's almost a teenage girl in terms of weight. And I still have another 45 pounds to lose before I stop, asses my self, and see where I'm going. I've got to tell you, the changes feel wonderful, and of course everyone around me has noticed how I look.
You, yes, you there, the reader, you can do this too!!! If I can do it, anyone can, but don't rule out an evaluation by a good endocrine specialist if it's not working for you. Because I'm here to tell you, the story that it's NOT in your genes, not hereditary, not metabolic in nature for some people is pure BS. I've been on SparkPeople trying to make this work for several years. I'd have been fine if it had taken me a few years to get the weight down. But nothing I did made any difference. Wasn't until I saw a good Endo that all the watching what I eat, and working out made a bit of difference, because as it turns out, I DO have a hereditary, genetic disorder that was making weight loss impossible. And now that it's being treated, the weight is coming off me like crazy and I'm loving it. I look and feel younger, and get to buy - need to buy - all new clothes. Oh the horror, shopping!!! :)