1- I've learned that losing weight can be fun!
2- I'm stronger than I thought I was.
3- I CAN DO IT!!
4- Shopping can be a joy when clothes actually fit.
5- If I fall down, I can get right back up & keep going!!! That's a big lesson that I've learned.
6- You can't lose weight, or change anything, for someone else. You have to do it for YOURSELF!!
7- Everything in moderation. I can eat basically whatever I want--just watch my portion sizes.
8- I have learned that I can go into stores, & walk past aisles of "goodies" & NOT want any! They don't seem to interest me anymore like they once did.
9- Fast food turns my stomach now. I snuck a french fry from my hubby one day, & had to spit it out, because it tasted greasy, & yucky!! Even the greasy smell turns me off.
10- Measuring my portions has become second nature to me. Even if I'm not near any measuring cups/spoons--I seem to be able to "eye ball it" pretty good now. I'm more aware of portion sizes.
11- It's exciting to see bones that I haven't seen in a long time! My wrist bones are back, & I can see my collar bones again. This last weekend, my grand-daughter was sitting next to me, & used my side to help her scoot up. It hurt-& I discovered that she had hit my hip bone! Wow--I thought it had dissapeared cause I hadn't felt it in soooo long!! LOL!
12- I am feeling more self confident, & proud. I love the comments I get from people. I bought a new pair of sweat pants the other day, a size large instead of x-large. They are big on me, but comfy. I really think I could have used a medium!! A first!! My husband said if I keep going, he's gonna have to start calling me skinny! LOL!
13- I can't wait to see my mom & family that doesn't live near me. They saw me when I had lost around 20 lbs. .but not since then. I think they may notice a change!!!!!
14- I can do things easier now, then when I was heavier. I move better, & don't feel so off balance.
15- My joints don't hurt like they used to-the arthritis isn't as big as a problem as it used to be. Also, my heartburn/acid reflux isn't as bad. I know now, it was all the unhealthy food & coke, that was causing most of my problem! My doctor said that they may be able to cut down, or eliminate my meds as my weight drops!!! That would be fantastic--no more arthritis, or acid reflux, meds!!! A girl can hope!!
I know 2008 will be an even better year, because I will reach my goal weight! Something to look forward to, & be excited about. YAY SPARKS!! Great website! Great teams! Great people, & friends! This blog is especially important for my 80's Music Lovers Teamates--love you guys! Lynn is our "fearless leader", & the best motivator, leader, & friend! This team has become like family. You guys are THE BEST!! ROCK ON SISTAHS, & BROS!