Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Can't believe it has been 4 months already! I have had some rough days recently, but it has been great to know that I didn't give up on this despite feeling stressed. And that I wasn't just creating a new stressor for me.
As of this AM, I am down 30.4 lbs. That seems just CRAZY. If you had told me when I started on January 6 that I would lose 30 lbs in 4 months, I would have never believed you.
And THAT is what keeps me going. Because two months from now, I want to be able to document more about how my life has changed. And when I get to January 2015, I want to be able to FINALLY have one year in my life where "start losing weight" is not on my resolution list. "Keep my healthy lifestyle" will be though.
No one really has noticed/said anything, which is fine with me, because I don't really like commentary on my weight (whether bad or good). But I have been buying a few smaller clothing items, one of which was a cute dress from Old Navy in a size large. I was shocked when I looked in the mirror and saw how small my waist looked. I LOVE those moments!
In April, I also started a hula hooping class - which I couldn't do at first, but after trying over and over again, I FINALLY got it. I love it! And it is definitely contributing to the whittled waist!
In a final NSV, one of the worst parts of my day is my commute. At 228 lbs, I was that person that few people wanted to sit next to on the subway. While I didn't take up two seats, I crammed my body into the seat, feeling like I was taking too much room.
Now, the seat next to me is almost always filled first, because I take up just my seat. With room to spare. I can move my arms, I can arch my back, without worrying about hitting the person next to me.
It really is the small things that make it all worth it. Looking forward to another month, and seeing what other small, unexpected pleasures this new way of life throws my way.