Monday, September 30, 2019
My month of September started off the highest I've ever weighed. I can take full responsibility for that. My husband and I were traveling in August and eating out quite a bit. We were accompanied by friends at times and our grandchildren at other times. Many dinners were followed by ice cream sundaes.
I think the most important thing though that happened to me in September was that I was able to be honest with myself and my weight gain. I was kind of smacked in the face with it which is what I needed. My work had a golf outing fundraiser for a coworker whose wife had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the age of 42. One of the people who were putting it on asked to borrow a dress from me. I told her that my dresses wouldn't fit her because they were so big. She then told me that she wanted it for the golf outing for the men to wear on the 18th hole. The men would have to pay to tee off from the ladies tee, but they would have to wear a dress. I saw some of the biggest men with big pot bellies wear my dress. I am actually grateful for this experience as now I can see myself for how big I had become. It forced me to become very honest with myself. I had to do more than walk daily. I had to keep my calories at or below 1400 and to add strength training into my work out. I went back to the gym and also went back to my Leslie Sansone walk at home videos in addition to my walks. Losing weight is tougher as I age and I no longer have my thyroid but with work I am doing it.
Starting weight 9/11/19 222.6. Weight today 9/30/19 220.0, a 2.6 pound weight loss.