Friday, November 13, 2009
Today, Friday the 13th, is my 6 month sparkaversary. Whodathunkit? Who would have thought six months ago when I started this journey to change that I would actually commit to do it for so long. Yes, I know what I said! I always know what I say, but the doing is quite another matter. My intentions are always good to start with, but I generally peter out after a short time. I got on the scales today, a day early for my weigh in day, because I wanted to know what I weighed exactly six months later. As of this morning I am 210.2 subject to change by tomorrow I know that well. Still that is a huge difference from the 265 I started with.
I am still wearing the same clothes mostly that I did back then. I am 5' short. It takes a lot to go down a size for me. Yes I can get into a smaller size, but I like the looseness of my clothing, something that I have not known for a very long time. Whenever I shop I always buy clothes that are loose however I seem to not only grown into them but outgrow them and have to buy bigger. Right now I am refusing to buy any new clothes until these ones fall off. They are in good condition and I hate to waste money. I am not a lover of clothes shopping anyway. Suffice it to say that some of the pants I wear at one time were so tight that I only got dressed when I had to go out. Now I no longer mind getting dressed. I like my comfort, that is very important to me. For the clothes that were once so tight to be hanging nicely now is a feat in itself. For the first time in I don't know how many years, the next time I have to buy clothes I will be buying smaller instead of bigger and growing out of them means they are too big not too small. This is a great feeling.
I have a lot more energy these days. I have taken up cleaning again, a bit at a time but still doing it nevertheless. I am getting down and scrubbing my floors on my hands and knees like I used to years ago. I grew up in a house that there was no mop. I had to scrub the floors. I find it is the best way to get into the small nooks and crannies that we don't often notice. I am finding that riding my stationary bike is great exercise and I now do it 45 minutes a day most days. I also try to get outside for a walk. There are many little changes that have happened over the past six months. They were so gradual that I didn't really notice, but on reflection, yes change has been made. Onward and downward.
I wish to thank all the people that have supported me throughout my journey thus far. You all know who you are. Some started the same week I did, some far more advanced than I am, but we all must go at our own pace. Keep Up the great work everyone!!