Okay, I will keep this short. Promise.
In 61 days I will celebrate the one year anniversary of when I purchased my Wii Fit and took the very small steps toward fitness!
Today when stepped on the scales it read 190.5 !!!
That is my lowest weight since my boys were just little.
I'm wearing the smallest size pants I have worn since my boys were born. (Size 14)
If, in the next 61 days, if I am able to lose 13 lbs, I will have lost 90 pounds in 12 months!
Part of me understands that is a huge accomplishment, the other part of me is a little embarrassed that I had let myself gain that much weight. I look at the before pictures of me and I am not ashamed, but I do have a hard time connecting with the person in the picture, like it is someone else. My life is sooo different. I see myself differently, not just physically. I have a better sense of who I am. I have a lot more confidence, I little bit of a swagger to my step, and I have found out I am a whole lot stronger than I ever imagined.
I wish I had a more up to date picture. I will work on that.
My weight loss has slowed to a trickle as I have been training for a half marathon. My body is losing inches and building muscle. I can see my body proportions changing.
If I do not lose the 13 lbs in 61 days, there will be the day after, the week after, the month after and my whole healthy life after that date! It is not a do or die situation. It's not a 'I give up on myself' option.
I've rediscovered my passion for life and giving up on me is NOT an option. Honestly, I started this journey because my life was miserable and I was too chicken to have weight reduction surgery. I figured it was easier to do the work and change my life, than to do a 'quick fix' that would force me to change my lifestyle. So, yea, I like the feeling of being a weight loss warrior. This is my battle, I'll fight for me! For my health! For the passions of my heart!
Look at my collar bones! I have a chin! Not three! Oh, my! I feel like a woman!