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Measuring in

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I'm a little late taking my measurements for the month of September; Since I started work, mornings have been tight and I just haven't had, or made, the time. But I went ahead and brought out the tape measure today to see if anything had changed. I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw! I've lost about 3 inches around my hips, an inch and a half around my waist, an inch and a half around my thighs, and half an inch around my upper arm. I'm also, for the first time ever, in the 160s! 169.4, but it's a start ;)

If you look at the weight ticker on my page, it says my starting weight was 185. While it's true that that was my weight when I joined SP in late July, that was an all-time low for me. Between the ages of 12 and 17 my weight skyrocketed, and peaked somewhere around 220-250lbs. I lost a bit of that weight when I got a steady part time job that involved being very physically active, when I was 17. My weight still fluctuated, though, as at this time I was not being careful about what I ate, and skipped meals quite often.

Now though, this year particularly, I've got this unstoppable zeal keeping me moving in the right direction. I'm watching what I eat, watching what I do. And it's paying off! I am so excited about these great changes. I definitely need to go shopping soon; I've lost so much weight and inches, I'm getting much too thin for my big baggy clothes!

I realize now that I've lost a good amount of weight, it very well may get harder for me to continue losing. Admittedly I'm a bit nervous about that. I've never felt this good in my own body, and I don't want to lose that. But I know it's possible. I just passed a long plateau that I thought would never end, but it did and I'm here. I know I can do this! emoticon

I hope everyone out there is enjoying their journey, too. I know it can be tough and discouraging at some times, but progress, even in the smallest form, is always attainable emoticon Have a good week all :)
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SHARONCAPPS 10/6/2013 11:41AM

  You can do it. You have alread proven that so now you just have to keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing

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