Monday, June 09, 2014
Since my last blog entry in October, I have lost 52 lbs and dropped 3 clothing sizes. Last I measured, back in May, I had also lost 16 inches (I'm due to remeasure) total. Excercising is easier and more enjoyable weighing less and I'm gaining confidence with trying new activities, like riding my bike around the neighborhood with the kids rather than loading it in the car and driving far away where no one knew me to ride it:) I also find myself feeling more confident in social situations, not avoiding eye contact with people, and I've actually had a hard time adjusting to the onslaught of attention weight loss brings...I've discovered that I don't handle compliments gracefully, but find myself blushing and changing the subject. I've gotten rid of probably 3 garbage bags of clothes that don't fit me anymore, been able to wear a lot of things that had been stuffed in the back of my closet for years that never fit me, and even THOSE clothes are now falling off of me. I'm surprised that the arthritis pain in my knee has not decreased, however, and am still in a lot of pain which hinders the length and intensity of my excercise activities. I WANT TO RUN DAMNIT!!!! lol I was just updating my sparkpage and realized that I am 5 lbs away from meeting the last of my short term goals for my medium term goal of getting from 257 to 200 lbs!!!! Looks like I'll be updating my goals this weekend!!!!!