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138lbs gone...The Numbers are in!!Plus NSV!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The numbers are in- (I'm 5'7 btw)

Starting weight: 293lbs
Current weight: 155lbs

Starting Pant Size: 22
Current Pant Size: 6

Starting Shirt Size: XXL
Current Shirt Size: Medium

Starting Ring Size: 8
Current Ring Size: 5.75-6

Other Non-Scale Victories:

Wearing calf boots!
No more wide shoes!
Fitting in chairs at ball games/movies with space to spare! Sharing clothes & being able to buy clothes ANYwhere!
No more shortness of breath while doing simple things like tying my shoes, painting toenails, & going up stairs.
No more mens clothing--although I still like their workout pants-Come on people, women need POCKETS!!!
Weighing less than my dad and brother!
Knee and back pain nearly gone (did some damage carrying around all that weight).
Getting out of "plus size"!
No more fear when sitting on certain chairs at parties.
Recently at my best friends wedding I was a bridesmaid. My groomsman went to pick me up--without hesitation. Yes, I was TERRIFIED. I felt like that 300lb girl and that I'd surely cause his arms to fall off. I def didn't make it easy for him b/c I was doing my "no no no" and wiggling with fear but just the fact that he thought nothing of picking me up really put things into perspective!
Doing circuit training exercises and feeling the new strength in my body.
One bad thing---My boobs and butt have...well....abandoned me. hahaha But I'll take smaller everything else!!

I could seriously go on forever!!! But my point is that there's SO much more to losing weight than the number on the scale. My life has changed for the better--I feel alive! I still stare at those old pictures of myself and feel sad that I let myself get there. But I've learned to use them as motivation. As a warning. As a continued inspiration to myself that I did it. That I can do anything I put my mind to.
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